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
re: US politics
@feld It's an opinion column, so it reflects the views of the author, not the editorial stance of the paper. Still, Douthat is their resident NeverTrump religious conservative, so it's counter-intuitive for him to talk up the left-most candidate. But as he explains, he thinks Bernie cares more about economic populism than lefty cultural priorities, and he's willing to live with that.
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
@CarlMuckenhoupt I thought they had long ago settled on "Feel the Bern."