Words of Adulthood 2017-12-31

Like achievements in video games, the true meaning of some words can only be truly understood after years of experience.

Recentering 2017-12-30

Something important happened today.

Shower thought 2017-12-25

With the recent NYT revelation that the US government was, in fact, sighting and researching UFOs on taxpayer money, UFO discourse has revived; yet, discussions in online fora have highlighted that evidence is scarce—it seems that most photographic evidence was from a relatively long time ago, at least long …

Traits of wisdom 2017-12-17

You’ve just arrived at the restaurant and are studying the menu. Your partner/friend/relative does the same but then asks: What are you having?

I cannot say for sure I never had this behavior myself, but I certainly cannot remember the last time I asked, other than to …

An idle house, electrically 2017-09-02

I wanted to know why my house was consuming electricity even when I was sleeping. So I used a smart socket with built-in meter to determine most of the electricity consumption in the house. Here are the details.

Another FreeBSD compatibility report 2017-08-15

“It works…”

Open source is not about social justice 2017-07-06

I just came across a blog post by Coraline Ada Ehmke on the potential drawbacks of seeking meritocracy in open source projects. Besides the main argument, a rhetorical question drew my attention:

why is it that we can proudly refuse to use software created by corporations whose often aggressive business …