Save the Uighurs

When I read that China "disappeared" a Uighur man for sharing a letter from his family online, I was appalled. What is happening over there?

It appears that China at one point in 2018 held at least 120,000 Uighurs in "re-education camps."

A mind training tool for you

While I was at Agile 2019, I wondered how folks in the new self-care track figured out what they should present on. And, while I was impressed with all the content they had to offer, I also realized they were only scratching the surface of what could be taught.

So I sat down under a tree outside the conference center, wondering if I had something to share, and the first thing that popped into my mind was a Lojong slogan: "Be grateful to everyone."

New project: ensure-mounted

I needed a way to make sure my NAS shares stayed mounted on my linux laptop. Sometimes I put it to sleep and its mounted volumes don't come back. I don't want to have to remember to re-mount them over and over again.

So, I wrote a program. Twice. First, in perl5 (which is an old favorite), then in chicken scheme (which I am still learning to love). I didn't like the perl5 code. It was so.. imperative!

Boycott Amazon Prime Day

You can make a difference in the lives of countless abused Amazon warehouse workers by boycotting Prime Day. Forego a sale price and help people get better working conditions.

Join me.

A search engine that could save the world

Ecosia is a search engine that is run by a nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. Pretty cool, right? So, all you have to do is use to do all your searching and rest easy knowing trees are getting planted.

It could literally save the world.