• A Fresh Coat of Paint

    I spent some time remodeling the old digs here, adding a fresh coat of paint in the form of a new theme, new hosting, and a shiny new SSL lock. The new paint comes in the form of the Swiss Jekyll Theme, which I just thought looked like fun while...


  • The Mediacom SSH Issue

    Sometimes it’s a miracle the Internet works at all. For the past week or so I’ve been unable to clone, pull from, or push to private Git repositories from either Bitbucket or Github using the normal git clone git@bitbucket.org:whatever/whatevs.git syntax. The problem had the symptoms of a blocked port or...


  • Dropbox and AWS

    Dropbox apparently saved a boatload of money by moving their infrastructure off of AWS and building out their own data centers. Taken at face value this might seem like a strike against AWS, but the way I see it this was the only way Dropbox was going to be able...


  • Joining the NRA

    Confession time. Every now and then I visit Fox News. I’m curious about what the right-wing is being told. Since they’ve written off every reputable news source as “fake news”, they’ve narrowed down the available sources of news to conspiracy nut-job sites and Fox. Reading through opposing viewpoints helps me...


  • A New macOS

    I’ve heard several people on podcasts or blog posts claim that they’d like to see Apple hold off on new features that nobody wants and just fix the existing bugs in the Mac. This claim is normally followed up with a missive that they can’t imagine what Apple could add...