Gwen Bell - Stoicism & the Art of Computer Maintenance


Friday August 22, 2014 Gorgeous day in Mexico City. Moving into Debian install. Bringing September's project to life. There are pre-reqs: Git. Ok, not pre-reqs, just pre-req.

Thursday August 21, 2014
Blanked the OS slate. Now running Debian, Jessie, fresh install. Muy, muy, muy bien.

Wednesday August 20, 2014
Listening to the rain, watching the pez play, troubleshooting usb sticks, migrating to Debian on local since latest pacman -Syu rendered SD slot useless, taking breaks with xkcd. Remembering how when I first ran across it on someone's t-shirt in 2008 I laughed along, as though I had any idea what sudo make me a sandwich meant. I did not. Then.

Sea plankton in space? Affirmative. Wonder if anyone has posited that sea creatures might start heading to space because the oceans on earth are now uninhabitable? RT

New Ancient Mayan cities discovered. Discovery

“It’s hypocritical,” Risen said. “A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin. They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.Maureen Dowd interviews Jim Risen, NYT.

Tuesday August 19, 2014
New piece at the inflection point of Buddhism and Arch Linux: Stackisfaction.

Monday August 18, 2014
Edited and added what I learned in the interview with E. The challenge occured to me during a fovel nap -- To Err is Human. To Debug, Divine..

"[A] healthy dose of skepticism and the ability to intelligently criticize are two of the most important, foundational qualities an educated general public must have to maintain autonomy and power in a quickly changing world." Maloney, Wired

New interview with E. Programmer, Debugger, Writer

Sunday, August 17 2014
Reading responses to the secret project. Just met this guy for the first time: Kernighan. Chido.
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I'm Gwen Bell a tech writer based in México. I code in Haskell, build with Hakyll, write in markdown on the command line using Vim and commit with Git. Local: Arch Linux. Remote: Debian.