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    Saturday, October 27 2018

    [13:09:12] matt [wronka.org]/benito Apparently, Mobile Safari on the latest iOS has a completely broken datetime-local input type. It thinks all values are not valid dates once selected

    Monday, March 19 2018

    [17:10:18] matt [wronka.org]/Trip I just got a customer service satisfaction eMail from Lowes. For an item I bought in 2013.

    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

    Tesla eMail
    [15:41:05] matt [wronka.org]/benito X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.1 required=3.0 tests=BAYES_00,EXTRA_MPART_TYPE,
    [22:58:08] matt [wronka.org]/benito I give-up generally. I'm not going to work around broken eMail systems. If you want to talk to me, don't break eMail. RFC1855 has not been obsoleted.

    Friday, February 9 2018

    [15:03:42] matt [wronka.org]/Trip Testing done: Commit to production. Nothing broke.

    Thursday, February 1 2018

    [12:08:31] matt [wronka.org]/Trip Ubuntu is returning to X.org: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/30/ubuntu_reverting_to_xorg_in_bionic_beaver/

    Now we're just waiting to revert systemd.

    Sunday, November 26 2017

    Automated censorship is hard
    [17:49:53] matt [wronka.org]/benito Apple Music's lyrics to Eminem's "Deja Vu" of "Relapse" has the couplet containing "gla** of wine/sound asinine".

    Wednesday, November 22 2017

    [13:30:23] matt [wronka.org]/Trip The only thing scheduled on my calendar today is "Lunch".

    Tuesday, September 12 2017

    [17:02:06] matt [wronka.org]/Trip I've been thinking of switching to an iPhone mobile device, and am watching Apple's event livestreamed, but listening to the song that played as Patrick broke out of the Island makes me ask myself if I'm making the right decision. Am I just trying to be harmonious?

    Wednesday, February 15 2017

    Amazon Deliveries
    [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

    [19:51:25] matt [wronka.org]/Trip Gone fishin'

    Friday, November 11 2016

    [13:07:31] matt [wronka.org]/Trip How did I­ never realize before, that you could reply to multiple tagged messages at once with mutt!

    Wednesday, November 9 2016

    [12:14:26] matt [wronka.org]/benito It's said, that a great thing about this country, is that any man can grow-up to become President.

    Thursday, October 20 2016

    [04:01:14] matt [wronka.org]/Trip
    Cannot move Issue MD-2436 because it has already been moved to MD-2435.

    Thursday, April 14 2016

    Finding a use for old Pentiums
    [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

    [10:19:21] matt [wronka.org]/Psi+ Unrelated to using the Apple branded computer, I checked the box to recycle my old computer, and have not received any information on how to do so.

    Thursday, April 7 2016

    Re: Tell us about your Mac
    [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
    would stop.

    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.

    Thursday, March 24 2016

    [12:42:02] matt [wronka.org]/Psi+ I am a little amazed that a package can arrive in Alaska one afternoon and be delivered in the middle of Massachusetts a day later. The most amazing part is that it was scanned at 06:08 in Boston, but sent back on a truck at 06:34 towards the local depot, and made it onto the delivery truck at 07:43. After dealing with both FedEx and UPS being unable to tell me whether a package is on or not on a truck, that level of coördination is astounding.