The latest from The Burly Skew:

"This piece is not about veganism so much as that people on opposite ends of a position can have equally valid reasons for what they believe."

I feel a little greasy about this, but I'm probably going to create a Facebook page for my art and animations. Realistically, it's the only way the majority of my target audience would keep up with my progress. And without an audience...well, if you're a creative person, you understand.

I've started animating (again). Here I remade an old one as a warmup using all Free Software.

Two mailbox buddies bicker over guy talk.



I'm blogging the process at:

I only got as far as Trig in college, so maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how this makes mathematical sense. I do see the pattern, though.

I just ventured into the Federated timeline for a moment and realized just how appropriate the word "toot" is for what's coming out of some people.

Ironically, Project Gutenberg, the US-based repository of public domain ebooks, which is named after a German printer, is blocking access from Germany because of a copyright issue in the German courts over a few of its books.

Maybe the user for backup is different than you think it is, like it is ftp or daemon or something. I go through this dance installing WordPress in XAMPP all the time. Usually I forget to write permissions for group, though.

Are you sure that www-data is the group for the directory and that group has write permissions?

I'm rewatching Doug Crockford's Monads and Gonads video. I thought I'd heard that sentiment about explaining monads before.

monad (mōˈnădˌ)
n. Any programming concept that cannot be effectively explained to someone who doesn't already know it.

I just installed Haskell and I'm diving into a tutorial. If I don't make it out, please tell my family I love them.

Welcome back to Linux. On Debian-based systems the apt command has pretty much replaced apt-get and aptitude has some nice features. So my advice is to take some time to learn those on the command line.

By the way, I have nothing against the Linux Mint project. I was a longtime user. I may try their Debian edition someday. I just wanted to work with plain Debian for a while. And we all draw lines in different places, and at different times, but I decided those actions by Canonical showed their true colors, so I bailed.

Since @vancha mentioned RISC-V the other day, I've been interested in the architecture. If you can read Spanish or Chinese there's a free pdf download of "The RISC-V Reader" at

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