Colourising Watch

For many years I had assumed (based on some comments in forums) that the watch unix command had a bug, and could not display colourised terminal output, even when using the -c colour option.

This made me sad.

Recently I’ve been writing tests in py.test, which colourises the ...

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The Cult Of Done Manifesto

  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.

  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.

  3. There is no editing stage.

  4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you ...

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An open letter to moonpig.com

It was with much distress that I read this article about your insecure API: http://ifc0nfig.com/moonpig-vulnerability/

The author, Paul Price, showed that you do not use any authentication. I have tested this myself (I am a software engineer, and it was TRIVIAL) and can confirm the flagrant disregard ...

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Cory Doctorow, on hearing aids

If you’re my age and grew up with the Walkman or you’re little younger and you grow up with the iPod, you will have logged enough punishing earbud hours that by the time you reach a certain age you will almost certainly need a hearing aid

It is ...

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An open letter to my MP, Simon Hughes (take 2)

Mr Hughes,

On the 16th of July, you told me via email that “I do all that I can to make sure that we maximise personal and collective security only in ways which improve, not erode our civil liberties, and roll back rather than increase unchecked intrusion into our lives ...

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An open letter to my MP, Simon Hughes

Thank you for taking the time to explain the bill to me. I am afraid to say that I am unsatisfied by your defence of the bill.

You say that the ECJ ruled the existing law illegal, so what we in the UK need is an emergency, temporary provision to ...

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