Jason Fried in Signal v. Noise:
Hours are never the differentiator–it’s never about working more hours than someone else. It’s about the decisions you make. How you spend your time, what you do and don’t do. Especially what you don’t do.
Jason Fried and the Basecamp crew have a way of speaking to me at just the right time.
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.