You think maintaining software is boring? Let me tell you about boring “There was a layer of dust in this moraine, and I just put it in a plastic bag and I’ve been working on it for the last — how long is it? — almost 15 years. […] I collected 6 kilograms of dust, and I’m about halfway through, and I’ve got over 3,000 particles. And I probably missed quite a few, too. Materials I found in the moraine later showed that it’s been collecting dust for at least 700,000 years.”—Matthew Genge
“You can't succeed if you haven't decided what you intend to accomplish. More important, you can't fail. You can enjoy all the satisfaction of completing a dozen tasks a day without making any progress toward a single goal.” I think that’s also about constant configuring of our tools but not doing much with them 🤷
Just flicking through, spotted this. It's still pretty much true (the book was published in 1984).
DONE! Here is the promised before/after pic.
Now I'm back to software things and general parenting chaos.
I met this little guy on the Fife coastal path near Kinghorn today. Such a little poser! And so bold, I got right up close. Really made my day. https://rhiaro.co.uk/2021/01/met-little-guy
Today in digital archaeology: I wanted a PDF calendar generator and found one from 2009 that seemed nice, but the website had long ago disappeared. Luckily the internet archive had crawled it, and since the code was GPL'ed, I was able to update it to build on a modern system and produce page-a-day agendas for my e-ink tablet. https://github.com/osresearch/DynamicTemplates
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