Archive for December, 2013

Lucky in 2013.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

It’s the last day of 2013. I’ve thought a lot this year about how lucky I am: I get to work on freedom full-time, among other places at OTS, OpenITP, QCO, and the OSI. I don’t want anything different for 2014, except for more people to be so lucky. Free Clarendon! Speaking of freedom… The […]

Healthcare.gov, why do you taunt me so?

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

The new healthcare.gov web site sure looks great. Under the hood, though, it’s apparently implemented with Bronze Age web development technology :-(. I tried to sign up today. After dutifully filling out my name, state of residence, and email address, then choosing a username and password, then answering three required security questions, I got this […]

IRC away messages.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

I set my IRC client to keep logs. Among other things, that means I have a record of all my away messages from the past couple of centuries or so… Some themes emerge, notably a nostalgia for an imagined Paleolithic past: kfogel is away: http://www.rants.org/2013/12/10/irc_away_messages/ kfogel is away: slowly leaching toxins from bloodstream while in […]