technology is awful #3177.1

Yesterday updating a VM ruined being able to connect to it reasonably from Windows Hyper-V. VirtualBox was refusing to install Arch, because it couldn’t verify PGP signatures that seemed valid when checked by other machines. It was also refusing to install Ubuntu due to “damaged CD/DVD media.” I got the smart idea to get the… Continue reading technology is awful #3177.1

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technology is awful #3177

I had planned to do two streams today, but mine completely bombed out when windows Hyper-V decided that “dist-upgrade” meant “stop being able to connect to this VM in any reasonable way.” Hyper-V’s “magically create an Ubuntu 20.04” button generates a VM in that same state: I can boot it and connect at a worse… Continue reading technology is awful #3177

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10mphclub

I’m not quite #1000mphclub, since I’m not actively pursuing contracts, but today seems busy anyway. At 3pm ET I’ll be streaming some more Phoenix and LiveView game development. We’re trying for a mobile-controlled version of Jeopardy, kinda the way Jackbox games work. It’s very much me stumbling around and trying not to write Ruby in… Continue reading 10mphclub

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isolation

Supposed to see my sister yesterday, one of the only people I think are taking social isolation as seriously as we are. The plan was to make some delicious food and hang out on the back patio — them on one side, us on the other, outdoors with plenty of space and a drinks cooler… Continue reading isolation

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kitchen improv

Leeks, just the white/light green parts, ditch the dark green leaves. Slice them in half, rinse all the sand and dirt out, and slice them. Onion, sliced. Garlic, crushed or minced. All that goes in a bowl. Then: Potatoes. Wash ’em, skin ’em — or don’t if you like the skin on — and chop… Continue reading kitchen improv

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may 2020 crb day

I sincerely miss in-person meetups. Columbus Ruby Brigade hasn’t hosted an in-person meetup since February. I’m obviously not advocating we rush back to holding meetings full of infectious computer dorks, but I do miss it. And of course, this has brought up a bunch of weird feelings because CRB used to be hosted at CoverMyMeds… Continue reading may 2020 crb day

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google hates me

Google does not hate me, Google is incapable of hate. It’s a gigantic corporate monolith that does not have feelings. Cool that it gets to donate to political campaigns though. Today I tried to sign up for Youtube TV. During the sign up process, twice, they dissuaded me from signing up. “Use a different account,… Continue reading google hates me

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the stall

I am awake and pounding coffee and ibuprofen to reawaken the husk that was once my body. Up until 0200 because I took the pork shoulder off the smoker at 145°F instead of 201°F. Thus, it was inedible for dinner and needed to go back on the smoker afterward, and it took forever. In the… Continue reading the stall

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crossing the streams

Stayed up far too late dorking around with streaming software and watching old episodes of THE NEWSROOM. The king of streaming software is OBS Studio — the Open Broadcaster Software — but it’s Very Clearly open source software. It’s got some rough edges, UX-wise, and I’m currently battling a bug where if I try to… Continue reading crossing the streams

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consistency is key

Cancelled yesterday’s Phoenix LiveView stream because I was busy with the family. Hate cancelling, but I’d rather cancel on the 0.8 average people who watch my stream than cancel on my kids. So we’ll just hit it Friday with attempts to test a LiveView Jeopardy game. Alex is busy running what I’d consider his first… Continue reading consistency is key

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