New US Government Media Campaign

 
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Feel free to use these images on your own blog/political protest/letters to the NSA. I’d appreciate a link back, but you must provide credit to the awesome guy/gal who made the sign generator (just leave the watermark intact).

Working Wear

 
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Wood from a grain elevator’s spout. The grain had singlehandedly eroded the wood down from decades of processing.

You are tiny.

 
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Animated representation of the scale of stars.

Some days are better than others.

 
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Events occurred 12 April 2013. Thank you to all of my readers. I enjoy reading the comments, so please: if you have a minute free and an opinion on what I’ve written, I’d like to hear it.

Something like this shouldn’t have such an influence on me; shouldn’t make me want to cry… but it does. These were the words that a client, a Navy veteran nonetheless, said this morning:

They say “It’s OK to be gay,” but it’s not.

A sentence of just over 10 words shattered my day. On the way home from work, I pulled off the road at the park near my neighborhood. I stopped the engine, pulled my iPad out of my bag and, not bothering to unlatch my seatbelt or crack open the window, started writing this. Honestly, I’m putting off having to go home and explain to my mom and dad the reason their son is broken.

Continue reading “Some days are better than others.”

Determining Types of Files With No Extension on Linux & OS X

 
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Determining types of extensionless files on OS X and Linux

Being lazy and in a rush, I saved a download with its default name, thinking I’d remember what kind of file it was without adding an extension. Needless to say, I didn’t—but a quick search revealed a solution, and I’d suggest adding it to your toolkit. Hit up the link or run man file in your friendly local terminal emulator for more.

Mercurial

 
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mer·cu·ri·al
adjective

  1. (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes in mood or mind: his mercurial temperament.

    • (of a person) spritely; lively

I recently had someone describe me as mercurial. I think he was right.