Site Update: Yet Another Site Update (2016-04-12)
  • Final Fantasy III guest post at Eruditorum Press

    I have a new guest post up over at Eruditorum Press. It’s about Anarchy, trans childhood, and the death of hope. And video games, I guess.

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  • Sockets, CLOSE_WAIT, and You

    I found this discussion about TCP sockets in Linux sitting around half-finished in Google Drive. It was dated 2012-10-23. I have no memory of writing it. I cleaned it up and am posting it here in case anyone finds it useful.

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  • Taking the λ out of Lambdaconf

    Most of the tech community has heard about Lambdaconf by now, thanks to the decision to give Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencius Moldbug, a speaker slot there. Their ultimate decision uses the phrase “professional ethics” a lot. It’s hard to miss the parallels with GamerGate.

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  • The Orange Box: A custom USB Flight Control Panel

    I play a lot of Elite: Dangerous. And while I use a reasonably nice HOTAS, I've long wanted a flight panel: a bank of toggle switches with LED indicators that would act as a USB joystick. I can only find one company selling such a thing, and their solution leaves exposed wiring. (a no-no when you live with cats) Also, their website looks like it is from the 90s and just feels kind of sketchy. (Seriously, guys, if you happen to read this, your website does not inspire confidence)

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  • Intel NUC, remote controls, and Fedora 22

    I've had a fun time getting kodi to work with my new remote on an Intel NUC. So, in case you're in a similar situation, here's what worked for me! These instructions are for Fedora 22 and the hardware I linked to in this paragraph, but a lot of the instructions should be applicable in slightly different situations as well.

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  • What the hell is happening to PSN?

    All day yesterday, I watched my husband trying to log into FF XIV on the PS4. All day, the PSN sign in servers remained down. They're still listed as offline now. Xbox Live has been back up since yesterday afternoon. So what's taking Sony so long?

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  • Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan

    The Angels Take Manhattan is about endings. Not the end of the world, or the universe, or time, like past epic stories have been about. It is about regular human endings, about saying goodbye and the things in life that keep us from the people we love. It is about leaving Neverland, finding that Peter won't be coming back for you after all, even though he might want to.

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  • An adventure in transliteration

    So, Denny's new Middle Earth-themed menu / Hobbit tie-in has resulted in the following billboard:

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