…because it seems devs really must come up with these bad ideas from somewhere.
I usually have more than a few things going at one time. Continue reading “Fiery irons”
This week the weather is heavily influenced by the season – the autumn leaves are all falling with a splat, and cool temperatures with the high humidity have me turning up thermostats again. But there are other additional heat sources, scripting for example… Continue reading “Alternative sources of heat”
Today I manually backed up nearly 600 images from the gallery to the cloud. This is good, but in the process I realized that many of those images are lossy jpeg files, which will slowly erode over time. Continue reading “Photo mogrification: lossy -> lossless”
When I first started coding *anything*, it was generally a team event with a lot of giggling and pimply-faced nerd humour, and the noise of the teletype hammering away. Later it was a solo affair with milk-crates loaded with cassettes providing a progressively stranger and louder mix of music, emphasis on strange. Slowly the lights and people and noise and stuph have been paring away – now even the quiet jazz is too distracting, and I miss my pre-dawn sessions before crawling into bed to ignore the normal humans.
Recently returned from a two-week roadtrip, and I am totally confused by the pile of notes I left myself regarding the (several!) coding projects I had left open in as many workspaces. It is hard to pick up where you left off, all the things you had been thinking about, the connections and leaps of logic; there is no easy way to reset that.