I wrote some code to use the 1Password CLI

May 25, 2024  ๐Ÿช ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ”

Every time I store an API token in a plaintext file or an environment variable, it creates a lingering annoyance that follows me around whenever I go. Every year or two, another one of these lands on the pile. I am finally working on purging them all. Iโ€™m doing it with the 1Password CLI, and so far so good.

World Uncovered is cool

May 19, 2024  โœˆ๏ธ

Years ago, I found an iOS app called World Uncovered. I used it for a while, then forgot about it, then started using it again. Itโ€™s pretty cool, and I keep telling people about it, so I thought Iโ€™d write a post about it.

Data::Fake::CPAN (a PTS 2024 supplement)

May 12, 2024  ๐Ÿช ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

One of the things I wrote at the first PTS (back when it was called the Perl QA Hackathon) was Module::Faker. I wrote about it back then (way back in 2008), and again eleven years later. Itโ€™s a library that, given a description of a (pretend) CPAN distribution, produces that distribution as an actual file on disk with all the files the dist should have.

I read Fluent Python

February 18, 2024  ๐Ÿ

Almost a year ago, I started reading Fluent Python. I finished it yesterday, and I have to say, it was great. With a few big breaks for various uninteresting reasons, I read a chapter or two each weekend. Itโ€™s one of the best technical books Iโ€™ve read in years, and I think itโ€™s going to significantly improve my use of Python.

I read Meeting Design

February 18, 2024

For a few months now, Iโ€™ve been putting off reading any of the management and leadership related books in my queue. For whatever reason, my internal gears recently turned enough that I felt like picking one up. Probably itโ€™s because I spent a week in Vienna. I should write about that, too. Anyway, I picked up one of the books on my list and read it, and that book was Meeting Design by Kevin M. Hoffman.

The Great Infocom Replay: Cutthroats

January 28, 2024  ๐ŸŽฒ

I guess feel a little sheepish that Iโ€™m not really going to play much Cutthroats. Maybe itโ€™s some kind of shame at quitting early that made me stop the replay ages ago. This is silly, though. I donโ€™t think the game is fun, and I donโ€™t really want to force myself to sit through it.