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Saturday, October 27 2018
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Friday, March 9 2018
[01:38:57] matt [wronka.org]/benito "What's Next? Your Tesla is currently in production."
I keep forgetting that California is three-days behind the east coast. Estimated end-of-line was 3/5. Promised follow-up on factory tours was 48H from approximately 18:26 EST Monday. Of course, the first ModelX was delayed more than 2y, so maybe I just need to adjust to TeslaTime.
Tuesday, March 6 2018
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Friday, February 9 2018
Thursday, February 1 2018
Now we're just waiting to revert systemd.
Sunday, November 26 2017
Wednesday, November 22 2017
Tuesday, September 12 2017
Wednesday, February 15 2017
[03:09:21] matt [wronka.org]/benito Our Experience with Amazon's first-party delivery (as opposed to e.g. UPS):
Ordered diapers, two-day delivery (needed for school Monday). Delivery expected by 6pm. Called at 8pm, told the driver got off to a late start so they should arrive the next day; Amazon still reports by 6pm as the expected Delivery.
Ordered boots and some cleaning supplies. We got a notification that two packages were delivered around 4:30pm. Two other packages (containing more boots) were expected for delivery that day. Amazon chat support at 6pm said to expect delivery by 3am EST.
"Delivered" items arrived between 07:15am and 07:35am (while I was out dropping Clara off at day care). We haven't seen the other boots yet.
Thursday, November 17 2016
Friday, November 11 2016
Wednesday, November 9 2016
Thursday, October 20 2016
Wednesday, May 4 2016
Thursday, April 14 2016
[22:09:18] matt [wronka.org]/benito Intel may have been ahead of its time with the FDIV feature: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601263/why-a-chip-thats-bad-at-math-can-help-computers-tackle-harder-problems/
(The page only seems ot render if you kill CSS, otherwise it complains about having read too many free articles even if it's your first time there.)
Friday, April 8 2016
Thursday, April 7 2016
[10:40:59] matt [wronka.org]/Psi+ On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 05:18:58PM +0000, Apple Market Research wrote:
> We love feedback.
> Tell us about your experience with Mac.
Creating an Apple ID from the on-device application is broken (you cannot
select the password confirmation box).
Getting on a WPA2 protected (EAP+PAP) network is overly complex compared to
other platforms, requiring downloading a configuration tool through your
application store which has changed its name twice.
Regarding re-installing the OS: there's a catch-22 that you need an
application that's already been used in the Application store. If you've
never used the Application store, this means you can't re-install the OS.
This isn't documented, including in any on-line documentation that I could
It's unclear what the replacements are for basic Unix elements, like
resolv.conf. Generally, documentation seems to be lacking.
The magsafe power connector is a huge improvement over the flimsy and
expensive connector used on the aluminum Powerbook.
Setting-up Xcode with iOS simulators and documentation was a bit annoying,
as it had to be done through the XCode UI, and each install asked for an
administrator's password. Every time I closed my laptop, the downloads
Messages (? The app that looks like iChat but which I think was renamed,)
is still a rather shoddy XMPP client. Among other things, it appears to
lack support for Jingle and remote control. (I didn't use it long enough to
check this time, but in the past iChat also handled users logged-in with
multiple resources very poorly.)
Why can't I organize my applications installed by default anymore? Why
can't I delete them? There's so much junk in the default Applications
directory, and most of the included applications are not very good.
Terminal.app is a sub-par terminal emulator. There are graphical glitches
with which I've learned to live (e.g. dividers when using tmux either aren't
shown or are shown across areas where they don't exist). More annoying is
using multiple windows in a workflow. If I have a full-screen emulator, and
need to bring-up a second terminal, I cannot do this on the same workspace:
there's no "maximum-size" now, just full-screen on a dedicated workspace.
XTerms on XQuartz didn't work as a replacement, the experience simply seemed
clunky, and copy-and-paste didn't seem to work right (at all?) even when
fiddling with the options to try and sync the X selection buffer.