antipaucity

fighting the lack of good ideas

archivist

For a long time, I’ve been concerned about knowledge capture.

And archiving.

I’ve finally done something about my own public persona.

It’s not 100% complete, but I’ve created my own “online merikebi” of public content.

It’s over at https://merikebi.warrenmyers.com. It’s collecting posts from all of my blogs, Reddit, and Twitter.

As and when appropriate (and possible), I’ll add other public sources (for example, I cannot collect my Quora content anymore).

on multiple blogs

I maintain (to greater or lesser extents) 3 blogs currently:

  • https://blog.warrenmyers.com
  • https://paragraph.cf
  • https://antipaucity.com

I keep the first and last segmented so I can more easily find things I’ve written or reposted about Christianity, religion, and the Bible, and everything else. The middle one I keep to demo the WordPress plugin I wrote – Paragraph.

But keeping them going is hard.

Keeping any some going is hard – which is why my eponymous domain warrenmyers.com has been an alias to antiquity.com for quite some time now. Sure, there are still some things findable directly off my domain, but you have to know where and what they are 🙂

How do you, if you run a blog or other website, keep up with putting stuff there?

sweetree.ga – the newest mastodon instance

After months years of threatening, I’ve finally removed one item from my round tuit plate: https://sweetree.ga is the latest Mastodon instance in the fediverse.

There are still a few bugs to iron-out of this instance, but it’s live, and I’m – once-again – tooting.

Come follow me – @warrenmyers@sweetree.ga

In the coming days, fully-automated registrations will be live .. mail settings are wonky right now, but I can manually approve anyone who’d like to join my instance.

a few selected horizon points

Based on some slightly simplified math, here are approximate distances to an uninterrupted horizon from various viewing heights:

  • 6 feet – slightly-above-average human eye level: 3 miles
  • 20 feet – top of the roof of a typical one-story house: 5.5 miles
  • 50 feet – short hill / top of a tree or boom truck: 8.7 miles
  • 100 feet – ~10th story window : 12.3 miles
  • 250 feet – ~20th floor of an office building: 19.4 miles
  • 350 feet – top of the Cliffs of Dover: 22.9 miles
  • 1050 feet – Empire State Building observation deck: 39.7 miles
  • 1800 feet – observatory of Burj Khalifa : 52 miles
  • 14,115 feet – top of Pike’s Peak: 145.6 miles

a lot of travel

Over the past month, and through the end of March, I’ve done, and will be doing, a lot of travel for work.

Nothing I haven’t done before, but it’s been a long time since I’ve had to be onsite for more than a couple weeks at a time – most customer leap at the chance to do remote work.

Sadly, that has not been possible with one customer, and the other is highly reticent to allow contractors to engage remotely until they’ve put in several weeks of face time.

Face-to-face interactions are certainly important (I even noted so 4.5 years ago), but conference calls, webexes, and the like can most assuredly replace much of that.

on entropy, password/passphrase complexity, and if you’ve been part of a data breach (spoiler alert: you have)

I wrote an article on passwords, passphrases, entropy, and data breaches for my employer’s blog: https://augustschell.com/passwords-passphrases-complexity-length-crackability-memorability-data-breaches

simple ip address check – ipv4.cf

I’ve published another super-simple tool.

A la whatismyip.com, but with no extra cruft (and no queer formatting of the IP address under the hood), welcome IPv4.cf to the world with me!