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Blogged: The Crew Dragon Launch and NASA's G-IIIs.

This is personal experience in aerospace and lesser-known NASA stuff.

"Our Web Versus Search Engines" where I get a little ranty about Google's core competence and its effect on the web.

Day 30 of the #100DaysToOffload series:

I feel like I got a little bit preachy in this one, but it's something I'm passionate about. I think it's time to go back to the Internet the way it used to be.

TIL The Apollo 10 mission load-out was not QUITE the same as the Apollo 11 load-out.

They intentionally under-fueled the LEM because there was concern that if it was fully fueled, the astronauts might disobey orders and go to the moon.

Imagine that.

I want to live in that timeline.

Spotify is buying up all the popular podcasts and removing them from the commons in order to drive you to their platform.

Podcasts have somehow stayed open access, built on standards, and just (mostly) work. Moving them to a proprietary platform just so a few people (ie: not you) can make money is bad for everyone who isn't making money. (ie: you.)

I need your help.

I wrote a lengthy and technical blog post in which I describe an idea I have for a distributed system to verify content on websites.

TLDR: servers with cryptographically-signed hashes verify content and notify website owners if said content is changed.

Am I missing obvious flaws? Has this problem already been solved?

Please do let me know if this would be worth the effort.

Also #100DaysToOffload

@cyplo hello, have you had any further thoughts regarding this:

I've had ideas along similar lines.

It feels like the direction this is is all pointing in isโ€ฆ Dreamweaver. You author your web apps in one format, and it builds a big bundle that looks nothing like the code you actually authored. But it's optimized!

This shouldn't feel so strange to native developers. Android devs rarely look inside of APKs, iOS devs never peek inside of IPA files. It's just weird to think that the web might be trending in this direction.

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Internet is down so it's definitely a draft-writing night. Can't push to netlify without a conn. I could maybe tether my phone but I figure this is a sign from above that I should draft.

Time to adjust how I do the challenge: fewer posts, hopefully better quality, hopefully still frequently enough.


Wondering how well Deno ( ), a "secure" Node, would work as a game platform for home users.

Is this the new 8-bit BASIC?

h/t @teleclimber for bringing Deno to my atttention

I'm looking at the site, and I want to join an instance.

There are two links to lists of instances, both are 2/10 score on design, a jarring drop from the 8/10 design of, and neither seems to be working at the moment.

Why wouldn't curate a single beautiful go-to list of instances?


Me: What should I be doing instead of files?

Computer: Glad you asked! It's 2020. You should be spinning up a Kubernetes of Dockers on your public cloud each of which is a Github which send JSON messages over HTTP3 to the microservice host on your Virtualbox private cloud which is running a whole bunch more Dockers each of which is a Node.js which is pulling dependencies from

Me: files seemed a bit simpler than that


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Day 18 of #100DaysToOffload and I've changed things up a little with the challenge - for the better, I think.

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