Skip to main content
tdro tdro

tdro

@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.

The Bahamas

thedroneely.com

Appeared sometime around early May, 2022

6 Following

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 (edited) view markdown plaintext permalink sep 27 2022 24 sec 72/50 words

Chrome --headless can dump the to the command line. Set a virtual time budget in [?] for the to settle down and then do stuff.

shell
Html() {
  chromium \
    --headless \
    --dump-dom \
    --virtual-time-budget=999999 \
    "$1"
}

HtmlToText() {
  lynx -stdin -dump -nolist
}

This has “peculiar” uses. Fun fact: invoking the name of chromium around normal people confers alien–like status.

shell
Html 'https://www.youtube.com/' | HtmlToText
#gists
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 sep 26 2022 14 sec 41/50 words

Every so often I’m reminded of how tricky Wikipedia is — especially for current events. It’s not magically unbiased. Inventing authoritative sources of truth with well timed edits for real world persuasive power is the oldest working trick in the book.

#musings
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 sep 21 2022 25 sec 74/50 words

Words and identifiers are at most substitutes for intangibles that cannot be expressed. The power of naming matters more than the name itself.

Am I cool now? :)

“The name that can be named is not the eternal name.”

— Lǎozi, The Chinese Monist Philosopher

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.”

— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene II.
#quotes
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 sep 16 2022 23 sec 68/50 words

compilation is fun to watch. Here’s what hugo’s --debug output for this blog looks like right now. Rendering takes about 25 seconds on an old laptop. The linearity is easy to see, but that’s the least of my problems ;-)

#clips #metas
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 sep 14 2022 12 sec 37/50 words

Remember when it was thought that all combustible materials consist of two parts? Phlogiston and dephlogiston (calx). Goodness, someone today just made me remember the most random thing from chemistry history (from when I was in school).

#musings
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 (edited) view markdown plaintext permalink sep 10 2022 21 sec 64/50 words

the ‘best current practice’ category of beats any blog post you can read for a topic. For example, I recently got tired of my domain host’s flakiness and did my own thing.

I couldn’t fully remember how serial numbers worked for secondaries and rfc 2182 showed me the money real fast. The alternative is sludging through multiple of ad spam.

#musings
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 sep 10 2022 9 sec 27/50 words

It’s unusual, but my favorite part of blogging is coming up with the most boring and anti–clickbait titles possible. In another life, I’d be an undercover agent.

#musings
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 sep 9 2022 13 sec 38/50 words

Most software, framework, and programming debates online reduce to disputes over company or personal preferences — mindshare. Technical and architectural debates are rare — those fights are the most interesting because that’s the important part, at least .

#musings
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 sep 8 2022 5 sec 14/50 words

cgit is good. I’ve added a small note on using git maintenance with cgit.

#metas #programs
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 (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.

#musings
First Last

Authors

Picture Gallery

Following

Web Ring