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1703 words in 3 posts (out of 83 total) between 2022-02-11 and 2022-11-21 (40 weeks, 3 days)

Black Lives Matter

38 words by attila written on 2022-02-11, last edit: 2022-02-23, tags: blm

I support Black Lives Matter.

RStudio has an example of a Black Lives Matter advocacy page for an open-source project. Other larger projects could do at least this much.

Also there's this. Lots of donation links. ... read more

Corporate Churn

1181 words by attila written on 2022-11-21, last edit: 2022-11-24, tags: ai, corp, dystopia, privacy, writing

The C-suite at ShinyPants.Fart just paid a $boatload of money to install a new AI and tweak its models to perfection.

The AI designed by ubusters.hope an Israeli firm is designed to maintain churn at the low-to-mid level employees for corporates of any ... read more

"We", not "Them"

484 words by attila written on 2022-05-28, last edit: 2022-11-22, tags: racism, sexism, toxic, whiteness

If you're white it's "we" not "them". For instance: I just don't understand why those other white people are so racist No my hearties instead it's: I just don't understand why we white people are so racist

If you're a man it's "we" not "them" as in: Why are we men such utter pigs? ... read more

Recent Posts

3833 words in 7 posts (out of 83 total) between 2022-02-11 and 2022-08-02 (24 weeks, 3 days)

ttyplotisms: the journey continues

887 words by attila written on 2022-08-02, last edit: 2022-11-22, tags: bsd, cli, monitoring, shell, ttyplot, unix

Video capture of my screen running the 5-sec ttyplot when all is well

Since I wrote the ttyplotisms post I've refined my fu as my network has gotten worse. Yes worse. It has been months now and Telmex still can't get our DSL working for more than a couple ... read more

Christina Sharpe, 2016: Lose your kin

79 words by attila written on 2022-04-18, last edit: 2022-04-18, tags: whiteness

Lose your kin is short powerful and incontrovertible.

Whiteness then is a political project. It is distinct from but often acts in concert with the political projects of making and sustaining nation ethnicity and ethnic nationalisms. Whiteness is ... read more

ttyplotisms

1572 words by attila written on 2022-02-20, last edit: 2022-02-23, tags: bsd, cli, monitoring, shell, ttyplot, unix

One of my tmux monitoring windows with ttyplots showing various network conditions

I live on the command line in text mode everything important is safely tucked away in tmux sessions on my laptop and various servers. As a result of this stubborn tendency I have naturally wasted a lot of ... read more

ksh Indicator Light

201 words by attila written on 2022-02-15, last edit: 2022-02-19, tags: bsd, cli, hacking, ksh, linux, monitoring, shell, telmex

Sometimes you need an indicator light. I used to find them comforting on the computers of yore.

House Cleaning

119 words by attila written on 2022-02-14, last edit: 2022-02-14, tags: blog, introspection

Okay so this is predictable: white dude hits his mid fifties and realizes what an asshole he's been. I almost don't have to write the rest of the post I'm guessing it's been done so many times. Maybe I'll just do it in abbreviated montage form: getting old... hadn't ... read more

08m45s

828 words by attila written on 2022-02-11, last edit: 2022-02-23, tags: outage, telmex, writing

ssh has been red for 8 minutes 45 seconds. a little red square that says: ssh 8m45s in the middle of it. like some castaway or prisoner yeah better prisoner: let me be played by john casavetes please ranting but slowly ranting and raving and ... read more

Heavy Seas

147 words by attila written on 2022-02-11, last edit: 2022-02-23, tags: cfe, cw, outage, personal, telmex

fuck everything. that's the main thing. FUCK EVERYTHING:

nyet weather

it has been almost 6 weeks since our dsl went out. we've had nothing but tethered internet over our phones. the signal is shit. the internet is shit. it was always shitty but now it's extra special ... read more

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