Blogging from a Cafe

I keep trying to write shorter posts more often, and I keep failing. When I sit down to write, I think I have a few paragraphs ahead of me at most, but an hour later I have a whole article completed with referencing links and footnotes that I had to continue the next day.

shutting down comments

I’m disabling comments on this blog and will add a brief contact blurb at the end of each post instead. Why and how come? I’ll tell you about Commento and why disabling comments on this blog seems like a good idea.

DMing for the first time in 25 years

Last weekend, I ran a DnD session. Three curious players stepped into a fantasy world I created for the first time in over 20 years, took whatever plans I had for them and shredded them into bits, and apparently left satisfied and wanting more1. This is a chance to understand what’s the fuss about, from a perspective of a guy who’s starting it all over again.

Poor Netflix

Netflix is going to lock down accounts and limit the leeching, according to a bunch of articles like this one or that one floating around. This doesn’t come as a surprise, yet, I’m pissed about it so you get a post.

Org ID, Org Attach & Better Folder Names

You might have heard of org-mode headers IDs. By default, these are Universally Unique Identifiers (UUIDs). In this post, I want to talk about what they are, why I use them (and you should, too), and how to make them into slugs - human-readable IDs that make sense. This will be a bit of a long explanation of what I discovered in org-mode, so buckle up..!