Floating downstream.

  • The Art Of The Coblage Post

    The Art Of The Coblage Post

    I’ve been getting a lot of writing help from the AI lately. Not just asking it, hey write this thing for me, but conversing with it to tease out ideas and revise writing. For instance, I am trying to describe what I am trying to accomplish with the coalesce.me site here: I have been using […]

  • A Billion Tons of Carbon Christmas Balls

    A Billion Tons of Carbon Christmas Balls

    I set myself a deadline to write about this supreme court case Warhol vs. Goldsmith. I’ve blown through two of those now. ?️? The case is still being considered, but the oral argument has been heard. After I had a few glasses of wine and sat down on the couch one night, it was partially […]

  • Ragequit Remorse

    Ragequit Remorse

    That emotional response was entirely satisfying. And then the realisation you have done something stupid washes over. The first sign you have exposed yourself is when you get that message that your MFA has been disabled. Then you start thinking about your username becoming available and what if someone else registers it. Within 30 days […]

  • Goodbye Twitter

    Goodbye Twitter

    This was the last thing I tweeted on Twitter. I didn’t bother to try downloading an archive of my tweets or whatever. On the nightly news I heard about the poll. I saw some of Musk’s tweets today. I don’t care. It’s like Live Journal. Dead to me. Just for being associated with Russia and […]

  • Make America A Nightmare Dystopia Again

    Make America A Nightmare Dystopia Again

    MAANDA should be emblazoned on my hat. This is what the hopefully dwindling supporters of a similar sounding acronym are really saying, briefly re-energised by certain re-election announcements. The other morning I suddenly began thinking about Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World after not having thought about that book in a long while. I did […]

  • It’s Possible To Dream.

    It’s Possible To Dream.

    There is a lot we still don’t know… About what? Politics? Making art? The Universe? Science? There is certainly a lot about mathematics I still don’t know. Sometimes things just come together. Randomness is a factor. With every major software upgrade, there is that annoying period where the things you used to do don’t work […]

  • I Am Not Good At This

    I Am Not Good At This

    At writing a blog. Looking for a job. At being professional, I guess. What do I need a job for anyway? Oh, right money. Please hire me, I can push technical debt around. You can too if you just read this academic paper: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-47240-5_13#Sec2 Most people these days are working half-arsed, I mean “Agile” so […]

  • Meaning Makes You Tired

    Meaning Makes You Tired

    It’s much better to come up with it after the fact. Or just have someone on YouTube explain it to you. Thinking is work. It requires energy. This is why a lot of people don’t do it. Can’t I just pay you to think for me? Yes, you can. We call this the knowledge economy. […]

  • Your Uber to the underworld is here.

    Your Uber to the underworld is here.

    The modern dilemma. What to write on your blog. Why write at all? What do I have to say about anything? Working with AWS? I wouldn’t be working with AWS unless I got paid to do that, and I’m not going to do that for free. In my free time. I want to make art. […]

  • Jammy Upgrade

    Jammy Upgrade

    We are now living in the Jammy Ubuntu 22.04 world. The horizontal workspaces don’t work for me, and for now I am getting by with this plugin: Until I can get the vertical workspace switcher working again. Possibly this plugin, which is not currently supporting Gnome 42: I don’t dislike the horizontal workspace switching, and […]

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