“When working with Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X, I always forget which bash config file to edit when I want to set my PATH and other environmental variables for my shell. Should you edit .bash_profile or .bashrc in your home directory?”
Workaday Readings are the droll, dry, and dear pages I continuously tick through during my day.
This is shop talk, not for general consumption! (lest you want to fall asleep 😉 )
“In my last column, I wrote about dark patterns, but this time I want to discuss something that is literally rather than metaphorically dark: inverted polarity–display methods, or dark mode. But, for many UX designers, dark mode is a new thing because operating systems are now supporting it.”
“I originally wrote the following for my Chainline Newsletter, but I continue to get tweets about this idea, so I’m re-publishing the article here on my blog. This version has been lightly edited. I’ve been thinking about the consequences of the “wrong abstraction.”
“curl is exceedingly powerful – unfortunately, much of this power is somewhat hidden in the purposeful non-verbosity and the underlying complexity of its numerous flags, configurations, and options. Once understood, curl boasts a wide range of powerful options.”
“For the longest time I did not know what everything meant in htop.
I thought that load average 1.0 on my two core machine means that the CPU usage is at 50%. That’s not quite right. And also, why does it say 1.0?
I decided to look everything up and document it here.”
“Recently I tried to create a Slack bot. It’s job was to read messages and, if ‘that would be great’ was detected in the content, respond to the message with a picture of Bill Lumbergh from Office Space (yeah, I’m a funny guy).”