This is cool: generate a random 63-character password for your wireless access point, and encode it in a QR code.
I somehow missed this Peter Wehner column, which is very good.
"Those of us of the Christian faith believe that Christmas Day represents the moment of God’s incarnation, when this broken world became his home. But it was not an entrance characterized by privilege, comfort, public celebration or self-glorification; it was marked instead by lowliness, obscurity, humility, fragility."
NYTimes: Christmas Turns the World Upside Down
Christmas Turns the World Upside Down https://nyti.ms/2Qhy1vL
I left my #openbsd laptop in my office, not realizing I had kicked out the cord from the AC adapter. I came back hours later to find it powered down, but was pleasantly surprised to start it up and see it un-hibernating: apmd automagically did the right thing when the battery level was critically low and suspended to disk. w00t!
Cultural commentary with applications to politics
Gaslighting considered harmful... to the gaslighter. On the other hand, the gaslighters seem to be running things right now, so YMMV.
The switcheroo | Fred Clark
This is... unexpected.
The Case for Bernie | Ross Douthat
Fred Clark reviews the story of Josiah, which is often tied up as a self-congratulatory morality tale, but actually doesn't make much sense, and ultimately concludes: "An important part of our task as modern readers, then, is to admit and accept that we are bewildered."
Children’s Bible stories | Fred Clark
I approve this message! There’s no excuse not to make homemade cranberry sauce—it‘s easy, and so much better than the canned stuff.
This is actually a pretty good illustration of the difference between a gerund (left) and a participle (right).
Frank and Ernest by Thaves for November 27, 2019 https://www.gocomics.com/frank-and-ernest/2019/11/27
My eldest has reached the age where the school brings in police officers to teach the kids that drugs and alcohol are bad, and they should make good choices about what to put in their bodies.
And then I see this article, reminding me that alcohol producers’ business models depend on those who drink to excess, causing injury, death, family breakdown, burdens to public services, etc.
When does my child learn about the dangers of capitalism?