Month: July 2020

  • Forager 001

    Here is the first Video Friday. Today is me playing Forager.

  • Today’s Video is Delayed

    I am planning on a video for today’s post. It is processing right now, and that will take some time. Hopefully, it will be prepared and uploaded before 17:00 tonight.

  • No Post Today

    There will not be a new post today. I have been running into several problems trying to get a video done for the Friday post. The Saturday post maybe a rant about getting OBS to record in a better intermediate format than x264.

  • NPM Encourages Abandonware

    I am using Gulp.js or just Gulp for automating the compilation of CSS stylesheets for the upcoming custom WordPress theme for this blog. In the process of getting that automation setup, I have concluded that NPM’s extremely lax requirements for adding a package to their servers have resulted in an explosion of abandonware. One of […]

  • Current Opinions on Web Design

    I have been designing websites as a side gig for about a year now. Most of that design work has been CSS modifications to existing themes. Since January, I have needed to do more extensive design changes. That work culminated in a scratch-made WordPress theme designed for people using WordPress as a CMS, not a […]

  • Programming Languages and Nonoptimum Tool Use

    Some backstory In my post about OpenWRT on x86 hardware, I mentioned that I considered balenaEtcher’s size to be a negative trait. I also complained in Yarn versus NPM about the dependency management for Node.js projects. Both complaints stem from a similar problem, Using a tool without respect for its constraints. Constraints? All tools have […]

  • OpenWrt on x86-64

    Backstory and why I switched to using OpenWrt as my preferred firmware for SOHO routers 5 or 6 years ago. During that time, I used it on a Linksys WRT 1900AC. However, over the last few months, I have had to use another WRT 1900AC that is using Linksys’ provided firmware. The Linksys firmware works […]

  • Yarn versus NPM

    Over the last few days, I have had to use both Yarn and NPM to attempt to install two different programs for a couple of home networking experiments. The dependency packaging of Node projects leaves something to be desired. Problems with dependency fulfillment become especially apparent when the package manager pulls in dependencies that are […]