What devs and doctors wish you knew about writing bug reports

Calendar icon   2022-10-16   Scroll icon  2121
Tag icon  communication , software , tech , technical writing , writing

Writing bug reports is hard and much more ubiquitous than you'd think. Anytime you are describing a problem to an expert that you need solved you're essentially doing just that. In this post I'll give you my method for making the process as easy and effective as possible.

Why you cannot interact with me on this website

Calendar icon   2022-06-06   Scroll icon  1507
Tag icon  opinion , privacy , website

On this website there are no like buttons to click, no comments to leave, no email newsletters to subscribe to, there's not even a contact form. Here is why.

How being queer will occasionally make me racist

Calendar icon   2022-05-29   Scroll icon  1365
Tag icon  intersectionality , opinion , racism

Racism is not a topic I talk about often because I don't really see as my place to speak. However, this time I'm discussing a tendency I've notced in myself that I do think is worth investigating.

Introducing: Web Proof Reader

Calendar icon   2021-04-15   Scroll icon  178
Tag icon  foss , project , rust , website

When writing for my websites, I frequently wished I'd have a proofreader that would check benign things for me like publish dates. So I wrote one myself.

RMS, the FSF and the myth of FOSS

Calendar icon   2021-03-30   Scroll icon  3440
Tag icon  foss , opinion

There is a new open-source scandal that has caused some debate about FOSS and who should participate in it. In that discussion, I've seen a myth come up about FOSS that I want to talk about.

My wish list for Rust 2021

Calendar icon   2020-09-14   Scroll icon  1969
Tag icon  opinion , rust

The Rust core team is working on a road map for 2021 and has asked for contributions. In this one, I lay out some of the features I wish Rust would have and why.

A quick and dirty DIY rsync for S3 websites

Calendar icon   2020-08-24   Scroll icon  1666
Tag icon  foss , tooling , website

The standard AWS tool to update files in an S3 bucket has the tendency to update more files than is necessary, and I solved that with some git and bash magic

The current state of automated negotiation theory: a literature review

Calendar icon   2020-04-27   Scroll icon  0
Tag icon  AI

A literature review of the current state of the automated negotiation literature and pottential applications of reasoning about uncertainty.

A response to the UNESCO call for an ethical AI framework

Calendar icon   2020-04-23   Scroll icon  1824
Tag icon  AI , opinion

The UNESCO is calling for an AI ethics framework which is good. However, the call is notably lacking in details which I will try to expand upon

Stop using those daft WiFi capture portals

Calendar icon   2020-04-08   Scroll icon  2217
Tag icon  opinion

I think everyone should stop using open WiFi networks with login portals, and in this blog post, I'll explain why.