Hyper: HTML/CSS/JS (React)-based terminal emulator
It’s going to take a whole hell of a lot to pry me away from my meticulously-crafted iTerm2 setup, but this is at least worth experimenting with if only for the easy extensibility using the technologies I’m immersed in every day. It is fascinating just how good JS/HTML/CSS apps are getting.
The only downside: It doesn’t run on Windows 95. Going to have to settle for this instead…
This Is No Hugo
I’m very glad to say that I was very wrong about this. Gov. Haley has handled disaster response in South Carolina exceedingly well during two crippling ice storms and Hurricane Matthew, and I still have free credit monitoring.
When Gov. Haley is confirmed by the Senate as our ambassador to the United Nations, I think SC is going to really miss her. Nothing about Gov. Henry McMaster sounds appealing in any way.
Internet Explorer 4.0 and Netscape Communicator 4.08 displaying a simple Web page completely differently.
It’s a good thing standards won out on the Web, huh? The difference between these pages is that IE 4 can interpret the
<marquee> tag while Netscape 4 never understood it. Those late ’90s browser wars were not for the faint at heart.
It wasn’t all bad, though: The Windows NT virtual machine I ran this comparison on only was running 22 concurrent processes for the entire system, and was barely touching my MacBook Pro’s battery. Why can’t we get back there?
Apple’s big 2016 software releases start today with the introduction of iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10 (the latter of which I’ve not had a chance to try).
Spoiler alert: They’re good upgrades (and in the case of watchOS, potentially a really great one). Continue reading
Linode, where I have hosted jaredwsmith.com for many years now, has been under some sort of extremely gnarly and persistent DoS attack since Christmas. This has caused some downtime here as well as at chswx.com. This would also have impacts on weather data ingest on the LDM; fortunately, the server was reachable and relaying products when there was active weather. Sysadmin life is tough; hoping that there is some relief on the horizon for the great people at Linode.
I’ve made some updates to the @chswx maps and website to get ready for 2016. Here is what will be the first in a series of changelogs for @chswx in an overall effort to better document the product:
- Website at chswx.com: Steph and I have been holding onto the chswx.com domain for years, but I have just now finally pointed it at the website. So, use that going forward. chswx.us will still work, too, if you like one less character in your life.
- Map branding reflects new site: I’ve added the chswx.com domain to the map branding. Reasoning should be obvious.
- Radar branding has changed: I’m calling GRLevel3 just “Radar” now, and am calling GR2Analyst “HiRes Radar.” The longer “Doppler Radar Super Resolution” title for GR2Analyst in particular was causing a lot of collisions with background elements and was overall just a smidgen obnoxious.
- Velocity tables standardized on the RadarScope defaults: This will help with consistency in the velocity products when I switch between platforms. This table is also widely adopted at the National Weather Service and thus helps keep consistency with their products as well. I’m less concerned about reflectivity; I can handle some variation there (and the RadarScope table starting yellow at 30 dBz just doesn’t fly with me). For GR, reflectivity will remain appearing in a broadcast-like look; I reserve the right to make on-the-fly adjustments to reflectivity colors as situations dictate.
- GIS: Interstates darker blue, city font sizes up to 17pt Open Sans Semibold: This change will help radar data shine and make cities easier to read on smaller screens.
- Upgrades to GRLevel3 and GR2Analyst 2.30: While these releases primarily seek to improve HiDPI support, I like to keep things current. One consequence is that I’m temporarily back on the default hail icons until I can spend some more time with the new icon format.