Category: Tech

Sketchbook with watercolors and a cup of tea.

Is there a note-taking app that beats Vim, Markdown, and Git?

Usually I avoid post titles / headlines in the form of a question, but I’m genuinely curious: Have you found a good note-taking app that’s…

Rainbow phoenix rising from the ashes.

Vivaldi jumps into social while Twitter burns

Looks like Vivaldi is the first to jump on Mastodon/the Twitter exodus as an opportunity to boost their other offerings. The company launched “Vivaldi Social”…

Little bug in Apostrophe in Fedora 37 (or “oh, I can’t log into bugzilla”)

Installed Fedora 37 today and it was a pretty smooth experience. No surprises there. One of the recommended applications (Apostrophe) looked interesting so I installed…

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Stop normalizing Musk (and why “work harder” isn’t going to do it for Twitter)

One of the most disheartening things about the Musk takeover of Twitter is how his malignant narcissism is being treated as normal. Even sadder, celebrated,…

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A plea to people making howto and informational videos: Give us a transcript!

Video content is here to stay. As a text-based person with a face for radio, I’ve come to grips with it. But that doesn’t mean…

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Taming Mastodons for a better web

The surge of people joining Mastodon and the Fediverse the past few days has been inspiring. I’m optimistic about the potential for a better web,…

All the perfect drugs and superheroes…

Don’t let the title fool you, this is a rambly post about social media1. Specifically, about the plague that has visited the house of Twitter…

Give nothing, expect nothing: GitLab’s the latest punching bag for entitled users

What do Docker, GitLab, and Red Hat have in common? Aside from various levels of participation in open source, they’ve all been punching bags over…

So long and thanks

So long, Shadowman

After nearly nine years, I’m no longer at Red Hat. Feels weird to type that, but it’s true. I joined in August 2013 to work…

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Why we’re cancelling Spotify…

After a family discussion yesterday, we all decided to cancel the family plan for Spotify. The Neil Young / Joe Rogan thing wasn’t the reason,…