Category Archives: Technology

Stepping up for a truly open source Elasticsearch | AWS Open Source Blog

By | January 22, 2021

Last week, Elastic announced they will change their software licensing strategy, and will not release new versions of Elasticsearch and Kibana under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2). Instead, new versions of the software will be offered under the Elastic License (which limits how it can be used) or the Server Side Public License (which… Read More »

Apple Developer Program

By | January 18, 2021

In the endless internecine wars about Apple on “Hacker” “News,” there’s a common complaint that the Apple Developer Program costs $99/year. I can never get my head wrapped around that particular protest, as though it were some great barrier to entry. To put it in perspective, I subscribe to <deep breath> Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO… Read More »

Apple and Privacy, So Far

By | January 15, 2021

This is good news. The whole incident raised a lot of privacy concerns. Apple’s track record and extrapolated trajectory remains good on this front. Having been a programmer through the 90’s, and watched Microsoft (and Oracle, et. al.) through their most malfeasant years, I’m very cautious about giving tech companies the benefit of the doubt.… Read More »

AiMesh | ASUS Global

By | January 12, 2021

  ASUS routers are designed to give you the best possible WiFi coverage, and in most cases a single ASUS router will deliver smooth, reliable WiFi to every part of your home. But WiFi coverage can be affected by many factors: room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings! If your home has dead spots or… Read More »


By | January 8, 2021

I watched Tenet last night. It’s confusing. I watched a YouTube video to clarify it. In the process of explaining it, they showed the scene where The Protagonist is in the first inversion room, dodging the bullets that cause the holes he sees when he first enters it. Of course, we later understand that it… Read More »

Playstation 5 and Twitter

By | January 8, 2021

I have a very tolerate/hate relationship with Twitter. I think I’m literally on my 14th account, and I’ve deactivated my current one, only to reactivate before the 30-day time-out period, about 10 times now. There are many reasons. One is that it’s just depressing. “Doomscrolling” is very much a thing, especially after something as tumultuous… Read More »

PS5 Supply and Demand

By | January 6, 2021

I’m watching PS5’s being sold on Ebay to track how supply and demand are converging. Current completed listings seem to be hovering around $700-$800. They started out at $1,000, so I guess it’s getting “better.” The whole business of people using browser bots to snipe units and resell them really chaps my hide, but I… Read More »

Masterclass in Audio Production

By | January 2, 2021

I’m going to start posting these finds of exceptional audio (and video) production. Modern life has brought along a lot of garbage, but it has given us top-level-professional grade production technologies that amateurs like me could only have dreamed of 20 years ago. Here’s another, which I’ve watched about a dozen times now. Which reminds… Read More »

Paul Graham on Why Billionaires Build

By | January 2, 2021

The ideal combination is the group of founders who are “living in the future” in the sense of being at the leading edge of some kind of change, and who are building something they themselves want. Most super-successful startups are of this type. Steve Wozniak wanted a computer. Mark Zuckerberg wanted to engage online with… Read More »