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17 Jan 2020

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

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London Pride. One for the road, as it were. But not at Paddington this time. #picturesofpints
My streak is unbroken (5 or 6 at a guess): arrive LHR, spend 20-40 minutes trying to find the bus stop, wait 30-40 minutes for the right bus, get told for some reason is wrong bus (or bus never arrives), give up, take taxi.
Signage and other information for the Hotel Hoppa busses at Heathrow is absolutely f’ing abysmal.

Recent posts

Emacs “Global Face Scaling”, 08 Jan 2020
In Emacs

An Emacs customization to scale all of the faces at the same time.

Customizing org-mode LaTeX output, 05 Jan 2020 (updated 06 Jan 2020)
In Emacs, Org mode

A summary of some Emacs customizations to make org-mode PDF output a little nicer.

On notes, 01 Jan 2020
In Emacs, Org mode, Meetings

Better meetings achieved. Maybe. Better recorded meetings, definitely.

AWS re:Invent 2019, 23 Dec 2019
In Activities, Interests, Photography, AWS re:Invent

No attempt will be made to summarize the event, but I will post a few more photos.

XProc 3.0 “last call”, 21 Dec 2019
In XProc

The XProc editorial team has published a second last call draft of the language specification.

Another new laptop, 14 Dec 2019
In MacBook Pro

Yeah, really. And, no, this isn’t a post I wanted to write.

XML Resolver, 14 Dec 2019
In XML, XML Resolver

Another release of my XML Resolver is available.

Spaceship Exim, 02 Dec 2019
In MacOS, Shell

Detecting unsent email.

A more literate version of “t”, 29 Nov 2019 (updated 30 Nov 2019)
In Python, Org mode

My second attempt to use org-mode and tangle: much improved!

Literate programming version of “t”, 29 Nov 2019
In Python, Org mode

My first attempt to use org-mode and tangle was not the overwhelming success that I had hoped for.

Invalid base URIs, 29 Nov 2019
In XML, XProc, XML Calabash

When is an invalid base URI not an invalid base URI?

Thanksgiving Day hike, 29 Nov 2019
In Activities, Exercise, Thanksgiving

Autumnal color is my only excuse.

Prettier feed, 28 Nov 2019
In Self Reference

If you follow this weblog with a feed reader, I think I’ve improved the formatting of the full text feed.

SOLVED!, 26 Nov 2019
In Self Reference, Internet, RaspberryPi

The networking problem has been identified. Thank you, @_james_fuller!

Continuing network frustration, 26 Nov 2019
In Self Reference, Internet, RaspberryPi

It still doesn’t work, and it’s worse than I thought. Help!?

Automatic tweets, 26 Nov 2019
In SocialNetworks, Twitter, Self Reference

The future will be tweeted. In particular, posts I write on my weblog will be.

Home Automation, 25 Nov 2019
In RaspberryPi, Home Automation

Playing with connected devices.

XML Unicode update, 25 Nov 2019
In Emacs, XML

Some small improvements to my Emacs package for entering Unicode characters in Emacs.

Fifty bucks, 17 Nov 2019 (updated 22 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.

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