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20 Nov 2019

So. I’m starting over.

This weblog is my space to ramble on in bursts longer than 140 characters. The opinions are my own. If you’d like to follow along, you can subscribe to one or more of several feeds. Or just click the links below, that works too. So does searching.

Recent microblogs

"Consistency is only a virtue if you're not a screw up." #3blue1brown #numberphile
“Punching yourself in the face is nicer than using the Confluence editor, but I digress.” I’m not generally a fan of video tutorials, but this one taught me some things about both #git and #emacs #org that I didn’t know. Recommended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g9BcZvQbXU
Voicemail: “Hi! This is [redacted]. I'm calling about [the scam] I called about last week to see if you’ve [become more gullible]. Please call me back!” How about “no”.

Recent posts

Fifty bucks, 17 Nov 2019
In SocialNetworks, Twitter, The Web

Win fifty bucks for your favorite charity.

Use a function, Luke, 05 Nov 2019
In Emacs, Org mode

Sometimes I’m reminded how nice Emacs lisp is, mosty because it’s lisp.

DocBook schemas and books, 01 Nov 2019
In DocBook

DocBook: The Definitive Guide and its derivatives have been updated.

Polynote in Docker, 26 Oct 2019 (updated 27 Oct 2019)
In Scala, Docker

My quick hack to get polynote running in docker.

Not watering the plants again, 23 Oct 2019
In RaspberryPi

More notes about watering the plants with a Raspberry Pi.

Automation, 21 Oct 2019
In Activities, Interests, Photography, Self Reference, Amazon Web Services, Lambda

Making it quicker and easier to post photos.

Following the oxbow, 13 Oct 2019
In Activities, Exercise

This time, I did follow the Barton Creek trail around the oxbow.

Sort of a loop, 10 Oct 2019
In Activities, Exercise

I thought of another loop to walk.

That’s Ace, 10 Oct 2019
In Self Reference, JavaScript

Switching from SimpleMDE to Ace was straightforward. Eventually.

Another walk, 06 Oct 2019
In Activities, Exercise

Going for another walk.

The long way ’round, 06 Oct 2019
In Activities, Exercise

Going for a walk.

Syntax highlighting with Pygments (Again!), 29 Sep 2019
In Python, Conferences, XML Summer School, DocBook, CSS

I’m trying to learn how to use CSS for paged media. It was all mostly fine until I decided I wanted syntax highlighting.

DocBook “by hand”, 14 Sep 2019
In XML, DocBook

The easy way to publish DocBook documents “by hand”.

🤦, 14 Sep 2019
In XML, DocBook, XML Resolver

A couple of tweaks to my recent updates for the DocBook XSLT 2.0 Stylesheets and the XML Resolver.

XML Resolver, 14 Sep 2019
In XML, XML Resolver

A new release of my XML Resolver is available. It fixes a couple of caching bugs.

DocBook XSLT 2.0 Stylesheets, 13 Sep 2019
In XSLT, DocBook

A new release of the DocBook XSLT 2.0 Stylesheets is available. The primary motivation was to improve Saxon 9.9 support.

Know when to give up, 01 Sep 2019
In Activities, Interests, Programming, JAFPL

Sometimes it’s quicker (and probably necessary) to start over.

Markup ephemera, 08 Jun 2019
In MarkupUK, SGML, XML

Arbortext Adept, Panorama, Balise, Microsoft SGML Author, DynaText, OminMark, etc.

Networking bafflement, 27 Apr 2019
In Internet, RaspberryPi

When I said I was having a weird networking issue, I didn’t know the half of it.

Generics in Scala, 04 Apr 2019 (updated 13 Apr 2019)
In Java, Scala

The intersection of Java generics and Scala is…not going well for me.

Rebuilding it from scratch, 25 Mar 2019
In MacBook Pro

A few notes on the setup and configuration of a laptop.

The keyboard story, 24 Mar 2019
In MacBook Pro

I never liked it. It was definitely broken. The repair was lightning fast. Meh. I’m used to it, I guess.

MacOS Weirdness, 24 Mar 2019
In MacOS

A true tale of the weird and bizarre. If it’s user error, this user should would appreciate being told his error.

Connecting the dots, 14 Mar 2019 (updated 15 Mar 2019)
In MacOS

Does anyone know how MacOS connects calendars together? [Ninety minutes later: yes.]

Omitting overlayed glyphs in nxml-mode, 12 Mar 2019
In Emacs, XML

A small tweak to XML editing in Emacs.

Reproducible research, 12 Mar 2019
In Emacs, Org mode

I guess you’re getting a series of posts about Emacs, whether you want them or not. This one is about “reproducible research” or, more specifically, about making prose about code easier to write.

XML Resolver 1.0.0, 02 Mar 2019
In XML, XML Resolver

Eventually, you have to stick a fork in it and call it done.

Emacs for (even more of) the win, 01 Mar 2019 (updated 12 Mar 2019)
In Emacs, Org mode

I use Emacs every day. I rarely notice it. But when I do, it usually brings me joy.

What you pay for vs. what you get, 22 Feb 2019
In Internet

In which we discover that at least ⅓ of the time, it’s user error.

Sunday afternoons, 11 Feb 2019
In Entertainment, Humor

Long indeed!

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