Month: December 2022

Still from Schoolhouse Rock that says "Noun" in the top and has a girl walking to the left.

Goodbye to Schoolhouse Rock! creator George Newall

Ars has a nice post about one of the creators of Schoolhouse Rock!, George Newall, who passed away at 88. Most Gen X’ers I know…

Saturday cat blogging: Bubby blep

Having a great Caturday. Hope you’re doing the same!

Yak-shaving day

Spent the bulk of the day today doing a little product testing, which involved a lot of yak shaving. Setting up a few servers to…

AI-generated picture of a Kaiju and Mecha

Recent books: The Obelisk Gate, Kaiju Preservation Society, All Systems Red

I’ve done a terrible job keeping up with my reading over the past few years, but have been trying to remedy that recently with some…

Miss you, Laney

It’s been a year to the day since I said goodbye to one of the best cats that’s ever walked the planet. When I first…

Where does Mastodon fit with social media policies?

Mastodon is an odd beast. This has been discussed a lot from the user’s point of view, but not so much from the organizational point…

Cartoonish AI-generated illustration of a computer with cute blob-like creatures.

Link-o-Rama: Banning AI, thinking about failure, goblin mode

Today’s been a good, but busy, day. Too busy to finish off that post that’s been lurking, for months, in my drafts but a good…

Cartoon bear in a data center - AI generated art by Midjourney

One of the best job perks I ever had…

It’s been more than 15 years since I worked for Data393 (which doesn’t actually exist anymore…) but I still miss one of the perks of…

Sir Wobbles, an orange cat looking at the camera being dignified

Caturday cat blogging: From dignified to derp in three seconds

We have, it’s true, a ridiculous number of cats. With six to choose from you might think that I’d have a favorite or two, but…

Access Denied (album cover) by Asian Dub Foundation

Last Bandcamp Friday of 2022! Eliza Rickman, Mdou Moctar, Asian Dub Foundation

It’s the last Bandcamp Friday of the year, which means Bandcamp forgoes its cut and artists get the entire price (minus some processing fees). Not…