I'm always impressed when the automation I built to deploy my blog posts to prod *actually* deploys my blog posts to prod... despite the fact that's the whole point of the automation being there! (and yes, I logged in to WATCH it build because I still can't believe it'll work) (new post about scooter fail here: https://blog.quirke.org/helix/carb/fail/2020/09/24/post.html )
#TIL a Gameboy Advance will run original Gameboy software... I’d never thought to try cos the cartridge size was so different... but Wikipedia said so, so I thought I’d try it. Why I have an old Advance and a Gameboy cart to hand is a bigger question about my life choices...
(If you've not used it, the Pico-8 is an emulator for a console that never existed. It has a 128x128 resolution, 16 colours, and a strictly limited number of operations per frame to simulate a ~SNES-era CPU.)
Picking version names for your software doesn't need to stifle your creativity... https://github.com/sheagcraig/yo/releases
(The Hair of Whitesnake?)
Bonkers (in the best possible way):
Not just if you’re a video game fan—great site design, too.
Zoinks! Goodbye #bootcamp on #macOS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg9F1Qjv3iU&feature=youtu.be&t=3772
(although actually I'm fairly thrilled by this development to be honest...)
Trying to get #macOS #BigSur working in VMWare Fusion is all kinds of painful. And long winded. And annoying. And unreliable. At least so far. I can't wait for the new VMWare Tech preview... https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/23/vmware-fusion-announces-macos-big-sur-compatible-tech-preview
Went to a #virtualConference (albeit months ago...) and finally got around to writing about it... https://blog.quirke.org/okta/oktane/conferences/newnormal/2020/06/17/post.html #Okta #oktane2020 #newnormal
Finally decided to investigate why my raspberry Pi webserver has stopped responding... I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 1635628 - she's dead Jim... :( #ex-nginx
Apple's #WWDC is coming... and apparently you'll want this app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-developer/id640199958 to make the most of it. I'm really excited I get to "attend" this year. (who needs sleep anyway?)
#TIL - I can open a terminal window from within VIM using the :term command - and then typing exit kills the terminal session and takes you back to VIM. Smart!
Moving to zsh – MacAdmins 2020 Campfire Session
Notes and links for my "Moving to zsh" presentation at the MacAdmin Campfire Sessions 2020.
Presentation SlidesPresentation VideoAll videos of the MacAdmin Campfire Sessions 2020
I have turned this subject into a book: reworked and expanded with more detail and topics. Like my other books, I plan to update and add to it after release as well, keeping it relevant and useful. You can order it on the
Hey #TootWorks - it's been a while... so I left my home office and lived to tell the tale... https://blog.quirke.org/helix/london/newham/covid/lockdown/2020/05/26/post.html
#til - I'd been working with python internationalisation code (trying to remind myself how it works!) and finally googled what i18n means... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalization_and_localization -
code is daft (or should I say d2t?) sometimes...