Hacker's Diary

A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.

April 14
The Girl With All The Gifts was a largely faithful conversion of the book to movie form, hardly surprising given the involvement of the book's author. If you're not familiar with the book, anything I have to say about the movie probably works as a spoiler here so let's just say it's a bit of a thriller, a bit of horror, but mainly it's more about people and moral choices and that sort of thing. The needs of the many, and whether or not they should outweight the needs of the few, as Spock might have it.

April 6
User Friendliness 101: your code said:
unparsable date: 2005-08-16 14:47:00
Now I have to go and read it to figure out what date format you were expecting. Your code should have said:
unparsable date: 2005-08-16 14:47:00; please specify date in ISO8601 format
or maybe
unparsable date: 2005-08-16 14:47:00; please specify date as YYYY-mm-ddTHH:MM:SSZ

You're welcome.

April 3
Pictures finally ordered: ran iPhoto, then kept hitting Retry until all of them were uploaded.

Various certs were expiring, so I now have Let's Encrypt! certs on this websever AND on my incoming and outgoing email servers. Nice! (My previous cert provider is apparently CA-non-grata after some questionable practices were discovered therein.)

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