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I started my work at the University of Washington's Center for an Informed Public this past Thursday as their Senior Data Engineer. It is exciting to see us recognized as a finalist for Geekwire's 2020 Awards in the Geeks Give Back category! Vote and support their work, and check out the other great nominees:

I said this in an email last fall and now it is in WTA's February issue on "Trail Work 101".

That time a 13 pound chihuahua trapped a 38 pound beagle in a crate.

I really _want_ to support things like the Emerald Onion but when their IP addresses are being used to attack my IP addresses ... well, it's hard.

Bastards discovered my alternate SSH port. Time to move it around.

Ask not for whom the dog barks. The dog barks for thee.

This will work even if you do not have fuse installed but if you try to add it to your fstab it will fail without fuse.

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It seems that mounting Shared Folders in VMWare Fusion with Debian 10 is not as the docs say. This is the way I got it working:

sudo /usr/bin/vmhgfs-fuse .host:/src /mnt/src/ -o subtype=vmhgfs-fuse,allow_other -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000

Where the uid and gid fields match my Linux uid and gid so that permissions are correct on both sides of the mount.

Got my first Mastodon spam today. Feel free to private message me if you want to know what domain to block on your instance.

Software is like an onion. If you open up the inner layers you start crying

This came in handy today, particularly the part where it turns an iterator into a file-like object. That should be built into Python.

I note the beginning of every new year by deleting old emails in my inbox and sent folder. Goodbye emails from 2009 and earlier!

My fingers are so cut up from my glass fusing class that my phone refuses to unlock without a passcode.

The Alaskan Way Viaduct permanently closed one year ago yesterday. Then it opened to pedestrian traffic on what was a much nicer day than today is. Here a few random photos

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Uncontrollable Gas

For people who can't stop tooting!