2019-09-20 -- Strike for the Climate

We have to act. Decisively. Urgently. With as much energy as we can muster.

The world is ours to destroy. Humanity has never been more powerful, or more divided. We must come together and use our power to save the planet.

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.