gammatron - the weblog


MAY 2021

browse streaming services by genre, format &c (movieofthenight)
source for luggage parts, connectors, belt rivets etc (ohio travel bag)
high-end boutique dyneema bags/luggage (sdr traveller)
profile of memphis community radio stations (memphis flyer)
historic memphis buildings (historic memphis.com)

APRIL 2021

regular expression in-browser testing (regex tester - dan's tools)
tsundoku: the art of buying books and never reading them (bbc)
best office chairs (wirecutter)
deals on used high-end office chairs (seatingmind)
giving good compliments (ted ideas)
seven phrases to increase your power at work (fast company)

MARCH 2021

movment of indiana bell building while occupied in 1930 (via hn)
look for many small gains instead of few large gains (one percent rule)
obit for space shuttle engineer Allan McDonald (npr)
bash shell history tips - bang shortcuts (mooreds)

FEBRUARY 2021

throwaway development container for docker (nicola)
octopus with completely transparent head (modernmet)
remote desktop for low-bandwith xserver (x2go)
short-lived ups passenger service on "quick change" cargo 727 freighters 1997-2001 (airways mag)
playground for jq (jqplay)
paen to midtown manhattan north of penn station (new yorker)
oldest manhole cover in nyc, in that unnamed neighborhood (se corner of 40th and 8th)

JANUARY 2021

how to give better advice (sci am)
you will regret these choices in 10 years (medium)
the mathematical case against blaming people for their misfortune (psyche)
os x window management (rectangle)
os x automation tooling (hammerspoon)
important/urgent axes for decsision making (eisenhower matrix)
using dropbox on arm/raspi [1] [2] [3]
coffee flavor wheel (counter culture)
quick and dirty how-to for building multi-arch docker images (docker blog)
most nutritious foods (bbc)br/> major stargazing events for 2021 (natgeo)
configure raspberry pi for kubernetes (alex ellis)
boot raspberry pi 4 from USB (tom's hardware)


DECEMBER 2020

clearer thinking - improve rationality (good podcast as well) (spencer greenberg)
using obs &c for remote presentations (selfimproving.dev)
webcam network of residential window views (windowswap)
browser-based photo editor with intuitive workflow (photopea)
teach it to a toddler to learn anything (feynman technique)
variation makes practice twice as effective (inc)

NOVEMBER 2020

anger is temporary madness (massimo pigliucci)
remembering alex trebek (fivethirtyeight)
radical advance in multiplication speed (quanta)
jeff vandermeer: some version of the apocalypse is inevitable (sway podcast w/ kara swisher)
history/background on the circumflex (haggardhawks)
1983 war scare/able archer exercise (gwu nukevault)
three important life skills nobody taught you (markmanson.net)

OCTOBER 2020

wifi qr code generator (qifi)
museum of obsolete library science (metmuseum)
history and evolution of the numpad (uxdesign.cc)
colemak keyboard layout resources (colemak.com)
some bilingual people dyslexic in english but not their other language (medicalxpress)
open-source coloring/restoring of photos (deoldify)
conflict over ai/ml image upscaling/colorizing/adding frames etc (wired)

SEPTEMBER 2020

blacklight - real-time website privacy inspector (the markup)
comprehensive terminal/ssh for ipad/ios, with mosh support (blink.sh)
wynton marsalis on 12 essential jazz recordings (pocket)
wynton marsalis picks his top 50 jazz recordings (jazz blog)

AUGUST 2020

great thread on remote onboarding new hires (twitter)
three jobs that retention programs overlook (hbr)
improve your strategic thinking (hbr)
beagle bros, nrol-39, etc stickers (vintagetechstickers)
underground black market chalk dealers in academia (cnn)
overview of keycap profile differences (keeblog)
transparent toilets in tokyo (nippon foundation)
image cloaking disrupts ml facial recognition (via crypto-gram)
fermi estimation, orders of magnitude, beirut/covid guessing (david epstein)
leather notebooks, pencil rolls, razor cases etc (inkit/etsy)
leather index card holder (etsy)
horween leather wallets etc (ashland chicago)
leather wallets, belts, watch straps (guarded goods)

JULY 2020

dutch oven bread (king arthur)
listening via observation of light bulb vibration (via crypto-gram)
why new hand sanitizers smell bad (wirecutter)
old terminal keyboard arcana w/ why unix uses ~ for $HOME mentioned in passing (dave cheney)
the three elements of trust (hbr)
promql query builder and learning aid (promlens)
historic memphis buildings and businesses (historic-memphis.com)
sa mizu keycap group buy (cannon keys)

JUNE 2020

the origin of unix pipes (cat-v.org)
extensive resource for AT&T long-lines tech and gear (long-lines.net)
excellent vimrc example (github)
weird mods on mystery 737 (the drive)
long piece on Marcus Hutchins (kronos, wannacry) (@malwaretechblog) (via crypto-gram)

MAY 2020

noctilucent clouds intensifying in the arctic (spaceweather)
running dns-over-https with pihole (pihole)
os x command-line tool for reading cpu temp (github)
command-line utility for dispaying solar and lunar epherma (github)
promql (prometheus query language) cheat sheet, crash course (promql for humans)
install os x Catalina on older macs (dosdude1)