Bloggin’ aint easy

I said this in TIL 1 and I’ve wanted it as a hoodie for a while. Bloggin’ aint easy. Maybe that’s our business model going forward. Quality blogging and quality hoodies. Disruption. Someone tell @PaulG A while ago I listened to Penn Jillette on Tim Ferriss’ podcast and he claims to have missed less than […]

CSS snippet for better mobile screenshots

A useful tip when adding screenshots to posts or talks is to put them “inside” a device. This gives the screenshot some context. Even though this screenshot already contains Android top & bottom bars, with the added outline it’s immediately obvious it’s from a phone. To add the outline to images I use a simple […]

TIL 4

Today I learned that Korea was annexed by the Empire of Japan from 1910 until 1945. It was then occupied by the United States and the Soviet Union following WW2. Dad told me this after having learned it himself minutes before (I’m assuming via Wikipedia).

TIL 3

Today I learned that sporadic posts are easier to achieve than daily posts 😉 Also, in France the government allows just two sale periods a year.

TIL 2

Well daily posting didn’t last long 🤦‍♂️. To be fair I had this draft saved yesterday… Uncle Tom’s Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and was written primarily to influence white Christian women. It is credited as having helped to advance the abolishionist cause but has since received criticism for perpetuating stereotypes. Per Conversations […]

TIL 1

Bloggin’ ain’t easy so I am going to try to a share something I learn every day. Mostly to get into the habit of blogging consistently but also to encourage myself to learn interesting things and justify the hours I spend learning random shit… So here is TIL 1 Bight is a term used in […]

Migrating WordPress ain’t easy

So I need to migrate a WordPress / WooCommerce and it is not proving easy. I have tried the premium versions of Backup Guard and Duplicator and neither plugin has allowed me to migrate the site successfully. I am talking with their respective support teams now but the fact that neither worked out of the […]

A little Awk

Awk is a command for doing things with text files. We give it a text file and it can do an action on each line. So we can print the whole line, or part of the line, or reorder parts. As a simple example, here’s a CSV of people’s last name, first name, age, and […]