Chris Aldrich

Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist

Needed something to wash down all the cookies.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:37:24 +0000

There was a case taunting me in the corner. I showed a moment of weakness…

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:26:15 +0000

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:15:39 +0000

Hong Kong Pan-fried Beef slices, bean sprouts, Chinese broccoli and rice noodles pan fried with soy sauce. Thai Chicken Satay: Grilled chicken strips on skewers. Served with peanut sauce and cucumber sauce. Egg Rolls: Deep fried egg rolls stuffed with ground pork, carrots, glass noodles, onion and black mushroom. Served with sweet sauce.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:35:46 +0000

It’s been raining since early morning, and since it stopped in the last 30 minutes or so the neighborhood pea fowl have been squawking up an entirely different storm. Feels like I’m in a television-based jungle.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:48:17 +0000

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:13:59 +0000

A Sketch for an IndieWeb Bullet Journal

Over the past several weeks I’ve been thinking more and more about productivity solutions, bullet journals, and to do lists. This morning I serendipitously came back across a reply Paul Jacobson made about lab books on a post relating to bullet journals and thought I’d sketch out a few ideas. I like the lab book … Continue reading "A Sketch for an IndieWeb Bullet Journal"

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:09:47 +0000

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:54:13 +0000

Default avatars for refbacks

Refbacks in conjunction with the Webmention plugin and Semantic Linkbacks plugin don’t have as solid a parity with webmentions as they show up in the comments section as text instead of as an avatar. Perhaps it would be prettier if refbacks were given a default system avatar (possibly modifiable) for display?

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:35:35 +0000

Setting to discard self-refbacks

Given the tremendous number of self-refbacks, it would be nice to have a setting that would allow the plugin to silently discard refbacks to one’s own website. Since adding the plugin I’d estimate that 99.9% of the refbacks I get are from people clicking links on my own website rather than external links others. This … Continue reading "Setting to discard self-refbacks"

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:33:41 +0000

📺 "The Americans" Stealth | Amazon Prime

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:41:22 +0000

👓 A Reading List for Ralph Northam | The Atlantic

The sad part is that there needs to be a Ralph Northam story for people to potentially be interested in reading an article like this much less consume some of the reading list he kindly provides. I’ve started Kendi’s book myself and have to say it’s quite enlightening with lots of history that’s not commonly … Continue reading "👓 A Reading List for Ralph Northam | The Atlantic"

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:39:13 +0000

👓 Before Bezos Fight, Enquirer Publisher AMI Faced Steep Losses | Bloomberg

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:32:09 +0000

👓 Kara Swisher interview with Jack Dorsey: Highlights | Recode

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:27:45 +0000

👓 The official fast food French fry power rankings | LA Times

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:41:56 +0000

Dinner before class tonight.

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:40:10 +0000

👓 Cycl’Assist/Cygnal 0.4 is out! | Phyks’ blog

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:21:49 +0000

👓 Paid contributing to Drupal | realize.be

This is awesome news. I wish there were more companies who did this sort of thing.

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:17:44 +0000

👓 New Year, New Website | Medium

Sure the cobbler’s kids may not have shoes and the plumber’s pipes are always leaky, but when you’re presenting your web development work online, it seems painfully disingenuous to host your content on social silos like Dribble and Medium. What kind of message does that send to clients?! Should they do the same? I’m glad … Continue reading "👓 New Year, New Website | Medium"

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 23:57:40 +0000

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 23:02:14 +0000

👓 Say 'no' to Hopkins' private police | Baltimore Sun

Given Ron Daniel’s past statements about partnering with the city to make things better for everyone, he obviously needs to have a better stance on why they need to do something like this. What’s in it for Hopkins? Why are they doing it? I’m very troubled after reading this article because it doesn’t sound like … Continue reading "👓 Say 'no' to Hopkins' private police | Baltimore Sun"

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:39:08 +0000

📺 Capsicum Bullet Journal App Review | YouTube

Somewhat entertaining review. I wish they’d talked about data import/export a bit. Entertaining that the app has some of the physical attributes that people put into their physical versions. Sadly no mention here of productivity porn however. Bookmarked to watch on February 8, 2019 at 12:25PM

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:35:09 +0000

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:59:09 +0000

Reply to IndieWebifying my Blog by Ken Bauer

Ken, congratulations on IndieWebifying and welcome to the club! It’s nice to see another educator tinkering around in the IndieWeb space which I often think of as very similar to the Domain of One’s Own space, but with another useful layer of helpful technology on top. If you haven’t come across it, there is a … Continue reading "Reply to IndieWebifying my Blog by Ken Bauer"

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:11:38 +0000

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:55:43 +0000

Did something go sideways with your site at https://www.arush.io/? Something feels off and it appears most of your content has disappeared?!

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:50:42 +0000

A dreadful dinner, I know, but I was feeling lazy…

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:45:14 +0000

I see a Bridgy account: https://brid.gy/twitter/StormlightTech but nothing for @microbitch2017 or @ShortShadyBlog so they can’t get webmentions from Bridgy because it doesn’t know about them. Clicking on the timestamp in Bridgy will give you some troubleshooting ideas.

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:39:31 +0000

Munched my way through half a bag as an afternoon snack. I need salt!

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:20:48 +0000

📺 Micro.blog custom themes | YouTube

I do sort of wonder if Micro.blog functionality would break if new themes don’t have the correct microformats 2 markup? I suspect it runs in conjunction with various common parsers and thus may have issues. It’s a cool thing though that this sort of customization is available now on the platform which is quickly becoming … Continue reading "📺 Micro.blog custom themes | YouTube"

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:31:56 +0000

Colin, thanks for the great interview and the overview of where Micro.blog is going. I’m noticing in the responses section of your site (and on this particular post) that you’ve got a “Mentions” section, and that when I click on some avatars I get the original post while others (for Twitter) link to the profile … Continue reading ""

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:35:28 +0000

Acquired The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life by Paul Davies

Ordered from Amazon on February 4th and had it shipped from the UK because I wasn’t sure when the book was going to finally be released in the US.

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📺 “Meet the Press” February 10, 2018 | NBC

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:00:09 +0000

📺 “Face the Nation” on February 10, 2019 | CBS News

The biggest and growing problem here, which started with Donald Trump on the Republican side and perhaps Senator Al Franken on the Democratic side, is the idea of political purity. While all sides want their teams to be politically pure from a game theoretical stance–an issue which also tends to prevent any type of badly … Continue reading "📺 “Face the Nation” on February 10, 2019 | CBS News"

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 02:59:06 +0000

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