I have not blogged in a long time. I was fed up with my WP blog, so I had a blog on my own site for a while, but the software that powered it is no longer supported, and it was too much effort to upgrade to a newer version or change blogging frameworks, so that put a bit of a damper on things.

I might reactivate this blog in the future, but for now, it contains a mix of old posts and a dump of my equally discontinued tumblr, which made a royal mess of things. Don’t expect to find many pearls of wisdom here.

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wilwheaton:

Okay. She earned your vote. She hasn’t earned mine. Maybe that’ll change, because sometimes we don’t get to vote FOR a president as much as we vote AGAINST someone for president. I’ve voted 3rd party in the past, and I may do so again.

I believe that Trump will be a catastrophe for not just America, but the world. I live in California, which will never go to Trump no matter what, so I have the luxury of voting my conscience. If I lived in a state where it was going to be close, I would likely hold my nose and vote AGAINST him, but Clinton hasn’t earned my vote, and likely won’t earn my vote. She’s too willing and quick to use military force, she’s too close to the Bushes, and she’s too close to Henry Kissinger, who is a war criminal.

I do not, and will not, accept responsibility for Trump, and it’s moderately insulting to tell me or anyone else who isn’t going to vote for Clinton that we have to. If Clinton fails to offer what a majority of Democrats and the wider electorate wants, that’s not on me or anyone who doesn’t vote for her. That’s on her and her campaign.

Det blir mer og mer populært å gjemme innhold til digitale aviser bak en paywall. Lokalavisa i Tønsberg, tb.no, har et abonnement til kr. 216/mnd som dekker ca. 99% av alle artiklene deres.

Det er spennende å se hvordan samtidig med introduksjonen av betaling for innhold har overskriftene blitt mer og mer i stil av buzzfeed. “Nå skal denne ferja få ny havn” sier veldig lite om innholdet av artikkelen, og jeg kommer ikke til å punge ut med et abonnement for å finne ut om det handler om en lokal ferge til min øy eller en ferge i Nederland.

Jeg tror ikke dette fungerer. Uavhengig av dårlig journalisme i akkurat denne avisen er det ingen som er villig å betale så mye penger for en avis. Skal man være velinformert går det ikke an å lese bare en avis – jeg leser sikkert seks forskjellige selv, og hvis fremtiden av nettaviser er at hver av dem skal koste 200 kr/mnd, blir det fort penger av det. Jeg har ikke innsyn i tallene til tb.no eller noen andre, men det ville ikke forundret meg om denne paywallen går med underskudd.

knusprig-titten-hitler:

“Kroger’s Bathroom Policy”

The only bathroom rules you need is “lock the door if you want privacy”, and “don’t go in there when it’s occupied”.

Det er vår, og da pleier politiet å ha en sykkelauksjon. Jeg trenger en ny gammel sykkel, og derfor sjekker jeg på politiet.no. Det ser ut til å være en vanlig CMS med veldig lite tilpassing, og er fullt av innlegg om politiauksjoner fra diverse år og alle mulige fylker. Men ingenting om auksjonene som er planlagt i 2016.

Navigasjonen til politiet.no er helt håpløst. Ingen vei leder fra hovedsiden til informasjon om hyttegodsauksjoner uten at jeg bruker søkefeltet. Det stemmer at søk er mektig, men da leter jeg altså i hele korpus av CMS databasen, og får opp forslag om høst 2012 auksjonen i Trondheim, og diverse andere “treff” som ikke hjelper meg heller.

Til slutt er det eneste jeg kan gjøre å slå opp kontaktsiden, og ringe kontoret, eller sende en epost. De har i hvert fall det, det er ikke alle offentlige som forholder seg til noe annet en telefonen.

skyroguegame:

ALPHA 26.3 RELEASED

This one is almost strictly a bugfix release, trying to get things stable so that Alpha 27 is a really great version.

Get it on itch.io (Steam key included!)

Get it on Humble (Steam key included!)

Get it on Steam

Changelog:

ADDITIONS:

  • The total number of deaths you have experienced is recorded on the “you died” screen
  • New ground target: CARGO, low HP and come in sets of 4, perfect for cluster bombs (custom mission prefab: “Buildings/cargo_pod_4”)

FIXES:

  • Target lead prediction for AI wasn’t completely correct. Drones and AAA might be a little more accurate, but they are already intentionally bad at leading the correct amount so probably not.
  • Large numbers of enemy bombers on later islands should not cause a massive framerate drop
  • The lock-on diamond should never be outside of the lock-on circle, making lock-on times much quicker in some cases
  • Clouds on the tutorial level should no longer be pink
  • Directional arrows pointing to the BASE and MISSION targets should no longer get stuck
  • Player start position should be correctly assigned during a custom mission.
  • Clicking buttons in the custom mission menu should actually pick the mission selected by the mouse and not the one selected by the keyboard / gamepad cursor
  • The mouse pointer should disappear / reappear when you use gamepad or keyboard input / click the mouse
  • “Locked Mouse” option should constrain the mouse pointer correctly.
  • If you researched a tech (aero, weapon, special, etc) that has since been disabled, you will not be able to use it. Some people managed to research a few that were in an earlier indev version, this is merely to make things fair for everyone and avoid confusion. Don’t worry, everything I’m taking away right now is coming back.

So my Pi has been giving me trouble lately. I’ve reinstalled, and nothing has changed, so I am starting to suspect hardware, but what do I know? dmesg says:

[970519.112844] Aborting journal on device sda1-8.
[970519.128898] Buffer I/O error on dev sda1, logical block 19431424, lost sync page write
[970519.164602] JBD2: Error -5 detected when updating journal superblock for sda1-8.
[970550.743210] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_find_entry:1289: inode #1703942: comm sshd: reading directory lblock 0
[970691.368765] EXT4-fs warning: 46 callbacks suppressed
[970691.388437] EXT4-fs warning (device sda1): __ext4_read_dirblock:674: error -5 reading directory block (ino 2368303, block 0)
[970691.421693] EXT4-fs warning (device sda1): __ext4_read_dirblock:674: error -5 reading directory block (ino 2368303, block 0)
[970691.457970] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_read_inode_bitmap:185: comm transmission-da: Cannot read inode bitmap – block_group = 416, inode_bitmap = 13631504
[970691.494077] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_journal_check_start:56: Detected aborted journal
[970691.526540] EXT4-fs (sda1): Remounting filesystem read-only

…and at this point, everything is terrible forever.