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Tyler Cipriani: blog
Private-ish GitHub repos This week, we discovered that GitHub.com’s RSA SSH private key was briefly exposed in a public...
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This week, we discovered that GitHub.com’s RSA SSH private key was briefly exposed in a public GitHub repository. – GitHub’s “We updated our RSA SSH host key” blog, 2023-03-23 Once you git push, nothing is private. Private info in git only stays private on your laptop. But once...
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Distraction-free writing: a failed experiment This 2000-era word processor is the ultimate distraction-free writing device. Maybe that’s why I...
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This 2000-era word processor is the ultimate distraction-free writing device. Maybe that’s why I never use it. AlphaSmart3000 in its Bondi-blue glory Before the term “distraction-free” made sense, there was AlphaSmart. Oozing with early-aughts Apple aesthetics, the...
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Chartjunk: What I've learned about data visualization For many people the first word that comes to mind when they think about statistical charts is...
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For many people the first word that comes to mind when they think about statistical charts is “lie.” – Edward R. Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information I wish we could all agree: pie charts should die. I know this is unreasonable. And pie charts are only part of...
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Towards better 1-on-1s: an awkward manifesto It is unimaginably hard to […] stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out. –...
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It is unimaginably hard to […] stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out. – David Foster Wallace, This is Water At the heart of my management philosophy lies a simple belief: people are working as hard as they can. It’s a lazy assumption to assume people are...
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Paper Review: “Did you miss my comments or what?” Toxicity in Open Source Discussions On entitlement, toxicity, and burnout in Open Source. [Toxicity is] rude, disrespectful, or...
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On entitlement, toxicity, and burnout in Open Source. [Toxicity is] rude, disrespectful, or unreasonable language that is likely to make someone leave a discussion. – Google, Project Jigsaw Thu, 19 Aug 2021 @EmilyKager & @wardellbagby@androiddev.social I didn’t expect to learn...
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Monitoring my indoor air quality Fri, 19 May 2023 Denver air quality live cam If there’s one thing that feels like it’s gotten worse...
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Fri, 19 May 2023 Denver air quality live cam If there’s one thing that feels like it’s gotten worse in my lifetime, it’s air quality. Colorado’s air quality last week was dismal, filled with smoke from Canadian wildfires, making Denver’s air quality among the worst of any major...
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Monitoring my weather at home 🌩️ Davis Vantage Wireless Console/Reciever, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2, RTC module—the heart of my...
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Davis Vantage Wireless Console/Reciever, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2, RTC module—the heart of my weather center Despite their best efforts, all weather apps will eventually lie. Weather is often hyper-local. For example, trying to suss out the temperature this...
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The beginner's guide to over­complicating coffee ☕ Complicated coffee: plain and simple. There’s a scene in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” where Gail Boetticher...
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Complicated coffee: plain and simple. There’s a scene in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” where Gail Boetticher explains to Walter White how to make the perfect cup of coffee. And it all sounds so plausible—there’s a perfect coffee, and science will magic it for us. That whole idea, scene,...
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Writing raft ✏️⚡🔪 The club that’s write or die. If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all...
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✏️⚡🔪 The club that’s write or die. If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. – Stephen King, “On Writing” In 2022, I made a Ulysses pact to force myself to write—either write or feel the white-hot shame of (temporary)...
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Just stop adding people. “Communication is a sign of dysfunction.” – Jeff Bezos, via Brad Stone, The Everything Store Slack...
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“Communication is a sign of dysfunction.” – Jeff Bezos, via Brad Stone, The Everything Store Slack is a great way to destroy a workday. You can lose whole days hammering out details with coworkers across a few Slack threads. But communication is the cost you pay for capacity—the...
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Books I can remember 📚 The best part of reading is forgetting. This is why I struggle with book reviews—it’s hard to...
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📚 The best part of reading is forgetting. This is why I struggle with book reviews—it’s hard to know how valuable a book is until later. But sometimes you find yourself declaiming a book’s key point long after you’ve forgotten most of it. That’s when you know a book is...
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Reading in 2022 Every book should be read no more slowly than it deserves, and no more quickly than you can read it...
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Every book should be read no more slowly than it deserves, and no more quickly than you can read it with satisfaction and comprehension. – Mortimer J Adler, How to Read a Book My trusty, hated Kindle Reading only “1000 books before you die” used to strike me as unambitious. Then...