YouTube as Zettelkasten
February 6, 2021
Is YouTube usable as a Zettelkasten of sorts? Is it being used that way? Similar to what I looked at for the social networks when asking whether they fit the model of a perceptron based neural network, this comes entirely down to whether the capabilities provided can be mapped, or...
February 1, 2021
I’m so used to being a student, what do I do now? Recall that the categorization was ‘scholar,’ not ‘student,’ and press onward of course. But now I press on with a Masters from Goettingen, completed in 2020.
Seeing what that counts for will take some time and distance; I...
Married, One Way or Another
October 20, 2019
In the end we went to Reno.
In the beginning, was a yellow envelope that sat on top of the fridge for longer than it should have, in a beautifully lit kitchen of a bad idea apartment in the wrong end of the wrong town.
In the middle, was a...
End of POTS & Chat Fragmentation
July 17, 2019
In reply to Doc Morbius https://mastodon.cloud/@dredmorbius/102357651020681668
I consider POTS dead in the water. Simple reason: It only works if you have an address, and expect to be present at it. The only people I can imagine having POTS at this point, either
a) Can’t avoid it because it’s a...
Academic Daily Workflow (iPad)
November 19, 2018
I bought an iPad mini a few years back as an academic daily driver. I take my notes on it, use my books on it, and generally can get nearly anything I need to do done via it. This post is an overview of how I do that, what apps...
Oops, we made a net
September 12, 2018
The social network. A model we take for granted… It began as a simple set of links, human to human, ‘x knows y’. At best somewhat directed. In that form it’s not quite innocent—you can tell a lot about people from who they know. But it’s relatively powerless.
The next time you see the present,
April 4, 2018
consider believing your eyes. Since last I wrote, the walled gardens took advantage of being something far more insideous. It’s common now to decry their influence. Less common to leave them. I didn’t leave them either; more fool me. Yet so long as the social connections we need are with...
Simon Invariant Presentations
June 1, 2017
Celiac Food Roulette, Explained
May 16, 2016
Feeding me is a little like feeding a very confused slightly-alien who didn’t remember to bring important things like a tricorder or a sonic screwdriver, so can’t actually tell whether something is edible or not. I therefore take a lot of risks living on this planet, but haven’t rightly stopped...
[gardenbreak] 1: Put a face on
March 7, 2016
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Sitting here with my carefully written triplicate hardcopies, I feel more than a bit better. I back-of-envelope calculated the bits of entropy in my old shallows-of-imagination passphrase, and it came out to somewhere between 23 and 44 bits. Ouch. Then...
[gardenbreak] 0: Get out your dice
February 28, 2016
Gardenbreak is going to be my project of getting off the walled garden bandwagon of Twitter, Facebook, etc. and onto something more effective, hopefully without losing half my friends and news sources in the process. This is going to be a long, slow series of very small pieces. Made longer...
Looking for old posts?
October 4, 2015
I haven’t ported everything over here yet. If you’re looking for older writing or code, here are some places you could try:
Gardening in the Dark
July 20, 2015
I spoke with someone whom I’d hardly known, and now will not, because they’ve moved. We shared so many interests, I wanted to show them videos from the last cannon event. Oh but they don’t Facebook. This… was a problem for me? Really? Infosec, you know, they explained. I smile,...
Gnupg SSL Cert Errors
April 5, 2015
You try to do one little thing… and it turns into a herd of yaks. We’ve got a serious yak problem around this here internet.
keys.gnupg.net uses an invalid security certificate...
No, it uses more than one. Lets elucidate.
New site setup
October 18, 2014
I am sorry the concept of ‘blog’ has taken over the internet. It’s not bad, it’s just not the only game in town. Lets play.