2020 / 07 / 01
Hello world. Dang, July already? Carving out 30 minutes to read from Atomic Habits this morning I keep intending to read at night, but I seem brain-dead by then Thinking about COVID-19 and a vaccine Makes me think of a process that's been doing on as long as I've been alive. There were heirloom-quality tools my father & grandfathers bought from companies that have essentially ceased to exist. But the company names carry on, slapped onto inferior products in the hopes that I'll buy them. Maybe falling for a golden age myth, but... Imagine a company or a group that makes good products or does good work. That group gets taken over or purchased. The new management carries on with the same name and external messaging as always Meanwhile, the innards are hollowed out, all corners cut, all processes by which anything good came about in the first place are demolished The positive momentum built by the real deal before the co-opting fuels a harvest for the new management The thing collapses, the new management moves on Feels like that process is coming close to completion for my entire country Assault trombone Won't you take me closer to funkytown? Presenter's t-shirt changes every time the scene changes to him (also, static typing in Python) Create a React Teleprompter using the Web SpeechRecognition API This looks neat. Speech recognition to detect progress through a script on a prompter. Libravatar I use Gravatar for most generic avatar needs. This seems an interesting alternative entr(1) - Run arbitrary commands when files change I already use onchange to run a command on file change, but this looks like another interesting file watcher - especially how it takes file lists from stdin Found via Julia Evans NovaChat is a new desktop client that aggregates all your chat networks into one app. We keep doing this every decade or so - new chat silos, new chat silo breakers Wish I had a good word for "you are making fully reasonable demands of me yet I feel temporarily unable to handle them at this very moment"