15 Feb 2019

So. I’m starting over.

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Sunday afternoons, 11 Feb 2019
In Entertainment, Humor

Long indeed!

On meetings, 25 Jan 2019
In Emacs, Org mode, Meetings

Fewer meetings, please. But if I can’t have fewer, can I have better?

Printing DocBook, 10 Jan 2019
In DocBook

Support for printed, as in, ink on (often virtual) dead trees, output in the DocBook XSLT 2.0 Stylesheets is, uh, weak. Yeah, let’s say “weak”. How should I address that?

POM relocation, 06 Dec 2018
In Gradle

Do you use Gradle for XML projects? Are you sick of the POM relocation warning for xml-apis? Me too!

Jing/Trang on Maven Central, 06 Dec 2018
In XML, Relax NG

The Jing and Trang libraries are now available through Maven Central.

Maintenance complete, 16 Nov 2018
In Self Reference

Server migration completed.

Upcoming maintenance, 14 Nov 2018
In Self Reference

Server migration imminent.

It’s getting real!, 23 Oct 2018
In XML Calabash, JavaScript, JSON

Something completely different. And a few words on the steady progress towards XProc 3.0.

Pulling up (Google) stakes, 27 Sep 2018
In Organizations, Google, Self Reference, The Web

A fair bit of my daily life passes through Google. Not because it has to, exactly, but because it’s convenient. What price convenience?

Webmention implemented, 25 Aug 2018 (updated 26 Aug 2018)
In Self Reference, The Web

This weblog now supports “webmention”. At least I think it does. Bugs and errors of interpretation and implementation excepted, of course.

Webmention, 23 Aug 2018
In The Web

Building bridges between pages. Oh, and spam, of course.

New laptop, 15 Aug 2018 (updated 25 Aug 2018)
In ThinkPad, MacBook Pro

After much angst, I finally made a choice.

Speed awareness, 09 Jul 2018
In Activities, Interests, Travel, Driving

I was going how fast, officer?

XML Resolver, 07 Jul 2018
In XML, XML Resolver

Is a 1.0.0 release on the horizon?

sshtunnel, 27 May 2018
In Python, Linux, Ubuntu

A simple script for managing ssh tunnels.

New phone, 24 May 2018
In iPhone

Putting the “i” back in my mobile phone.

Car (A)UX fail, 23 May 2018 (updated 24 May 2018)
In Activities, Interests, Travel, Automobiles, Technology

♪ Riding along in my automobile... ♫

Ubuntu anti-climax, 17 May 2018 (updated 25 Aug 2018)
In Ubuntu

TL;DR: no, it doesn’t really work all that well.

Ubuntu denouement, 14 May 2018
In Ubuntu

TL;DR: it works now, for no specifically identifiable reason..

Watering the plants, 02 May 2018
In RaspberryPi

Notes about watering the plants with a Raspberry Pi.

Continuing adventures in Ubuntu, 01 May 2018
In Ubuntu

Turns out the problem had nothing to do with Ubuntu 18.04. Unfortunately, I’m still having issues, but they’re more of the expected sort.

Adventures in Ubuntu, 27 Apr 2018
In Ubuntu

So far, Ubuntu 18.04 is a fail on my laptop.

Tee Vee, 11 Mar 2018
In Home Reno, Entertainment, Television, Roku, NetFlix, Amazon Prime, RaspberryPi, iPad

When I moved to Austin, I didn’t bring a television. And, honestly, I’ve never missed it, but after five years, I’ve succumbed to the lure of the televisual feast.

One more thing…, 10 Mar 2018
In XML, XProc, XSLT, DocBook

A few notes about using the DocBook stylesheets without Gradle and on catalogs in jar files.

Make it easy to use, 05 Mar 2018 (updated 10 Mar 2018)
In Gradle, Groovy, XML, XSLT, DocBook

Very few things are easy to use in absolute terms, but relative improvements can have value as well. Relatively speaking, I think I’ve made processing DocBook documents easier.

XForms, 20 Feb 2018 (updated 10 Mar 2018)
In XML, XForms

A casual exploration of XForms with a little help from my friends.

Fit for a Maharaja, 04 Feb 2018
In Food, Events

A short post about an annual charity event, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

Publishing photographs, 31 Jan 2018
In Activities, Interests, Photography, Self Reference

A story of duct tape, bailing wire, chewing gum, string, rubber bands, superglue, twist ties, blu tack, and assorted other odds and ends.

XML Calabash & Saxon 9.8, 25 Jan 2018
In XProc

Making XML Calabash (1.1!) work with Saxon 9.8.

Not ready for me, 23 Jan 2018
In Reviews

My attempt to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10.1 did not go well.

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