Month: December 2022

Album cover: Strange Communion by Thea Gilmore

Christmas playlist part four: Strange Communion by Thea Gilmore

Strange Communion (2009) may not be an according-to-Hoyle Christmas album, but it’s a great album for the season. The album has a few songs specifically…

A festive fancy cat

It’s been a long day. Here’s my tuxedo cat Lilah being as fancy as a cat can be.

Album cover: A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi Trio

Christmas playlist part three: A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas, the animated TV special, has always existed. At least, that’s how it seemed to me as a kid. It’s how it…

Album cover: Wintersong by Sarah McLachlan

Christmas playlist part two: Wintersong by Sarah McLachlan

Apparently 2006 was a banner year for Christmas albums. Well, two, anyway. Aimee Mann’s One More Drifter in the Snow, which I covered yesterday, and…

Cover: Aimee Mann "One More Drifter in the Snow"

Christmas playlist part one: Aimee Mann

If the phrase “Aimee Mann Christmas album” seems weird at first, you’re not alone. Most Christmas albums seem like cash grabs, which would be weird…

Cover for "Wonderful Christmastime"

In defense of “Wonderful Christmastime”

It’s that time of year. The Christmas tunes are out in full force. For the most part, I’m not a Christmas music stan. I don’t…

AI-generated picture of a cat staring at a computer, in a woodcut / watercolor style.

Space debris, normalcy bias, RSS as the foundation for social media

Too many tabs open in the browser today, even compared with my usual tab overload. Good piece on Ars about space debris. Pull quote by…

AI-generated robot showing off an ID. Robot looks happy.

Careful when cloning: Editing machine IDs for fun and profit

Today I was setting up some VMs on Fedora in Cockpit and decided to clone an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS image, which immediately pulled the same…

Fedora 37 + Cockpit + Cockpit Machines = Joy

I’ve been doing a lot of “set things up and tear them down again” lately, and the combination of Fedora 37, Cockpit and the Cockpit…

The note-taking winner is… Joplin. For now

A few weeks ago I posed a question about a note-taking app to beat Vim, Markdown and Git. So far, that winner is Joplin. I’d…