I regularly have to look up the ImageMagick syntax for converting image files to ico formats when I’m creating a favicon.ico
convert command, part of the ImageMagick suite, is quite helpful and versatile.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Today, I wanted to copy some files to the container filesystem of an lxc container I was spinning up.
There are a number of different approaches to achieve this, and they’re all great, but I wanted the simplest thing I could do, rather than grepping through fstab records, and copying into arcane folders, etc.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
How to easily remove query string parameters from a
url.URL in Go.
Today’s short post shows how simple it is.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Way back in the day - circa 2007 or 2008 I had a website that included some sample code and snippets that demonstrated things I’d learned at the time.
The content isn’t really that valuable any longer, but there are some nifty things.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
When writing web applications, one often has to send email as a part of the notification or registration process.
Sending email through an SMTP server directly from your main web application thread can block for an unreasonable amount of time while serving a response page that is waiting for the email to be delivered.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
My core theology is that God exists, and that he is Good.
- God is,
- God is Good, and
- God wants to connect.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pay attention to time as much as money.
It’s hard to spend a fortune without noticing. Someone with ordinary tastes would find it hard to blow through more than a few tens of thousands of dollars without thinking “wow, I’m spending a lot of money.”
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
What if cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico wasn’t a matter of choosing between harsh chemical dispersants, labor-intensive skimming and potentially dangerous burns?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
People who sleep after processing and storing a memory carry out their intentions much better than people who try to execute their plan before getting to sleep, say psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The researchers found that how addicts cope with stress—either by working through a problem or avoiding it—is a strong predictor of whether they will experience cravings when faced with stress and negative mood.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Athletes have long used mental imagery to complement physical practice, and research indicates that going through the motions only in your head can enhance performance just as well as—and sometimes better than—actually working up a sweat.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Interesting argument; counter-arguments after the link…
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Indifference, feigned or real, is such a pervasive part of North American culture (maybe just here in the Pacific Northwest, I don’t know).
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Mr. Lahey’s method is striking on several levels. It requires no kneading. (Repeat: none.) It uses no special ingredients, equipment or techniques. It takes very little effort.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ah… there goes that theory.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Insightful perspective on governance, and the difficulty of concerted effort to achieve anything.
Monday, April 12, 2010
It seems obvious that centralized, autocratic management hierarchies are brittle and that decentralized, democratic management hierarchies are more resilient to change.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Fascinating look at the brains of psychopaths. I know that in addictions the consequences are often completely ignored by the addict while in the acting out phase of the addiction cycle. I would strongly expect that this hyper-reactive dopamine reward system is in effect at some level with addicts too.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Recent research suggesting that intestinal bacteria may actually change the host person’s appetite and insulin resistance.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Great article by Bob Sutton on hiring.
Most remarkable to me is how unpredictable on-the-job performance can be, using:
- unstructured interviews (most common in my experience),
- reference checks (!), and
- job experience (!!)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Are Libertarians simply Liberals who like markets?
I’ve considered myself a Libertarian in many political views for a long time, and have been noticing an increasing ‘leftward’ slide in my general political views, except for a couple hot-button areas.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
It’s a representation of value.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Interesting summary of feedback by Eric Lippert, who was asking about factors that make a job description attractive (or not) to potential employees.
Monday, March 8, 2010
This is an engaging post about the use (and abuse) of a rhetorical phrase that gives the user immense influence, without actually needing the weight of facts to substantiate it.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
In addition to the 20 questions Dan Isenberg asks, ask yourself if you can answer “yes” to this list of statements before deciding whether or not to become an entrepreneur:
Friday, February 26, 2010
Say You’re One of Them is an awe-inspiring collection of stories that challenges you to look beyond the headlines and see an Africa full of both joy and despair.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
“Technology has practically abolished time and space, so we should know what goes on around the planet at any moment. We don’t,” Costa said. “There are so many forgotten places, out of government control, too scary for investors and tourists.”
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Fun article about game theory, incentives, and prediction.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Ask a second question.