fulton gran fondo(ish)

robbed 1.45 miles by block party.

May 4, 2024 · steve ulrich

reading: shop class as soulcraft -- matthew b. crawford

shop class as soulcraft (matthew b. crawford) a few years ago i learned there were no meaningful shop class options available in the local high school. the wood shop available today is sad and pathetic compared to the shop class i had in a middle-class midwestern suburb in the late 1980s. gen-X is probably the last generation to have shop class. there’s a lot swimming around the core “philosophy” in this book....

April 3, 2024 · steve ulrich

reading: a hacker's mind -- bruce schneier

a hacker’s mind (bruce schneier) honestly, this didn’t get really interesting until the last 50 pages or so. there’s a couple of hundred pages of setup on what constitutes a hack, examples of “hacks” across the spectrum of society, etc. there was a bit of less than obvious discussion around how some “hacks” become entrenched into the law, how common law interacts with these “hacks” and a generally slow/ossified capability of our governmental/legal systems to address the use of said hacks....

March 31, 2024 · steve ulrich

tree charset

don’t forget … when generating tree output: tree --charset unicode will do the old-school output as opposed to that newfangled spiffy line drawing. if i were really thinking, i’d convert that to an alias, but i don’t know how pervasively this is supported. meta location: minneapolis, mn weather: crap

February 2, 2024 · steve ulrich