Today’s newspapers offer a feast of anxiety. A quick overview: Russia/Ukraine war – many, many countries are proposing to stop purchasing petroleum exports from Russia. The US is proposing to start buying oil from Venezuela to replace the Russian oil they’d been buying, to try to avoid an energy price shock. The bits of tiresContinue reading “Maybe…Don’t?”

Characteristic: Overkill

So, we’re refugees. Also, I’ve been thinking about store-and-forward, intermittently-connected networks for a good long while. Looking at where life is going and how we plan to navigate it, I’m only going to be more intermittently-connected, with longer periods of isolation, not less/shorter. So, I want to start solving problems now, before I’m cut offContinue reading “Characteristic: Overkill”

Really? You Have Opinions?

“I see that you are wearing a garment decorated with shapes that are obviously linked to a widely-appreciated cultural artifact. I assume, therefore, that you would like to have a conversation about that with me, a stranger on the street, rather than go about your business in the shops, one of which I just witnessedContinue reading “Really? You Have Opinions?”

Software Release!

I’m pleased to announce the release of an updated version of Stumpy. Mostly, the differences from the previous version will be invisible; the one user-facing difference being that, since I’m only supporting macOS 12+, I can wrap the list of servers in a ScrollView, so you don’t have to resize the window if you’re runningContinue reading “Software Release!”

Tabloids, All The Way Down

So, in “The Avengers,” there’s a scene where Tony Stark and Pepper Potts are having 12% of a moment when they’re interrupted by Agent Phil Coulson. Pepper addresses him as, “Phil,” and Tony says, “…His first name is ‘Agent’.” This is funny because that’s not his name, and it points out how narcissistic Tony is,Continue reading “Tabloids, All The Way Down”