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Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com (edited) view markdown plaintext permalink sep 7 2022 23 sec 68/50 words

I’ve noticed that attacks are becoming commonplace on my domain hosting provider’s name servers (Porkbun).

Looks like they’ve migrated over to Cloudflare to remedy the situation, but the migration was wonky.

In the end, having full programmatic control over dns records, transfers, and zones is priceless. So… with a few glue records and zone files — my dns is now back under my control with bind.

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink aug 30 2022 24 sec 73/50 words

There’s an old article from the developer of NetNewsWire ( reader) that questions the idea of the unread count. You can’t read all the unread — so why entertain a time consuming mythos around that number?

It applies everywhere — What narratives might people create around the programming language % numbers on GitHub? Do they waste time thinking/fretting about their mythos? Fun to think about.

GitHub’s Language Savant
GitHub’s Language Savant Linguist
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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink aug 19 2022 8 sec 24/50 words

Squint hard enough and it sure looks like a command line interface.

Google’s Search Suggestions
Google’s Search Suggestions for the command apk add
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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink aug 19 2022 37 sec 111/50 words
Offline friends, do you think that the Linux ecosystem is increasingly copying the bad parts of software distribution from Windows and macOS?

Surely typing/saying the below Alpine command to install Firefox is way easier than who knows what multi–stage process other operating systems require.

shell
apk add firefox

Google’s search box (rather tongue in cheek) is the most popular command line interface in use today. With , installing and running firefox would just be a phrase equivalent that compiles to:

shell
firefox

On NixOS, we can already do stuff like that. Of course, NixOS lacks a translation/encapsulation layer for imperative to declarative specification — so user friendliness suffers dramatically.

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