Security theater

So what exactly is the point of running HTTP over SSL (HTTPS) on a fully fire-walled, nobody-cares-about-your-traffic, vanilla version control service? Because, right now, I think the whole point is to waste a day sweeping up after the fallout of replacing an expired cert and massaging the egos of all of the butthurt jackwagons who…

The downside

The downside to removing myself from Facebook is that no one hears my humble brags. For example, I crushed a ride last night. First outdoor ride of the year. And while it’s all over Strava and Endomondo, no one I know hangs out there. Nor do they hang out here. So now I’m bragging into…

Brave New Design

I’ve been toying with HTML5 and CSS3 in spare moments the last week or two and I’ve got a spanky new layout predicated on a modified workflow here at Black Fez Productions. Of course, now I want to break from WordPress and go with something more Java-like. Which, of course, means moving everything over to…

Draft Day Approaches

Leaving for the city of mighty winds and broad shoulders for the 36th[?] annual CFCL baseball draft. It looks to be a hard year for the Beatniks as we are suffering under a penalty for releasing Denver’s most notorious wife beater, Jose Reyes. Still, there is baseball, comraderie, and crepes in my immediate future. And…

Rage quit

Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! I told you so, Internet Brogrammers! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Love, Your humble build monkey

Writing checks

Am I writing checks my body cannot cash? So far this season I’m committed to riding BRAN, the first two days of RAGBRAI, and—now that I’ve heard of it—I really want to do the Dubuque Gran Fondo. Doing a gran fondo puts me on the edge of racing and a new/higher level of commitment to…

The perfect golf club name

The “Some rich asshole” to “Some rich asshole” browser plugin makes this caption funnier than it should be: Some rich asshole speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi, and other GOP primaries at his rich asshole National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, March 8, 2016. Heh. …his rich asshole National Golf Club…

Nerd humor cubed

Funny: April Fools’ Tech joke Funnier: Sharing the joke 11 months after the joke was posted Funnier still: The resulting Microsoft v. Linux flame war