A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
- January 28
- Attempting to back up my workphone (an old Nokia, almost
exclusively used as a pager): installed Nokia Suite on a Windows
10 machine, then plugged in the phone. It prompted me to
accept all software install requests on the phone. I looked at
the phone, and there was indeed a prompt to install
software. "OK", I said. Whereupon it said, "Expired
certificate" and the install failed. Nicely done,
Microsoft/Nokia, nicely done.
- January 23
- Finally after much shuffling of things and paranoia and
what not I've migrated waider.ie from an "EC2 Classic"
t1.micro instance to VPC-contained t2.micro. Backups made,
etc. because I'm still convinced there's something I've forgotten,
even though the t2 has been running all the waider.ie stuff for
the last couple of weeks.
- January 22
- So, end of Sherlock season for this year and possibly
from the close of the episode, for good. It was certainly a
gripping episode, but I thought the denoument weak and, well,
Endeavour continues to kick ass. Only one of those left for this
year, though. What's going on with the tarot cards?
- January 15
- Once again mocking BBC News: the entrumpenation is happening
tomorrow, and what's on their collective mind?
| 2017-01-19 10:05:02 || Why are we running out of courgettes? |
| 2017-01-19 13:35:02 || Why are we running out of courgettes? |
| 2017-01-19 17:05:02 || Trouble finding a courgette? Here's why |
| 2017-01-19 10:35:02 || #courgettecrisis |
Yes, four updates over the course of the day because "bad weather
in Europe" (their exact quote; I guess, uhhhh, Britain not
being in Europe accounts for that?) is affecting
multiple vegetables, but for some reason the courgette is
the one Auntie Beeb cares about.
(actually it turns out it's three updates and one completely
separate article about the same thing which at 11:35 was updated
to "Remeber these?").
This concludes the BBC Snark for today. Thank you.
- January 14
- Jason Bourne: well, Matt Damon
looked like he was trying to do Joey Tribiani's "divide two
numbers" thing throughout, and Vincent Cassel looked like he
smelt something bad throughout, and there was no real character
development, and I didn't much care when $character died, and
really, this wasn't a great movie, but it did pass relatively
painlessly. It was a bit of fun, but didn't hold up to much
- January 10
- New season of Sherlock: I'm not terrifically keen on the long
episodes as it feels like the writers don't quite know how to fill
the time, and definitely the end of the second episode was deeply
silly after an absolute cracker of a show, but I'm still going to
see how it works out next weekend.
- January 8
- New season of Endeavour: rather good.
- January 6
- Gross stupidity for the day: using Python's Tkinter to emulate
enough of Pythonista's UI code to allow me to run a Python app I
wrote on my phone on my desktop.
Yes, I wrote a Python
- January 1
- Happy New Year from my all-seeing RSS reader:
I had another one of these to post, but I've forgotten what it
was. I think it may have fitted the category of "life comes at
you fast" that's so popular over on the Twitters.
(BBC News, natch)
|2016-12-24 11:47:33||New 'Ring of Steel' planned for London Square Mile|
|2017-01-01 08:55:51||New year fireworks 'show London is open'|
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2017. Let's hope it's less grim.