Codercowboy

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Date registered: September 15, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Trash Bird Fix — February 15, 2017
  2. Wasting Time — January 23, 2016
  3. #fear — December 15, 2015
  4. Music to Code By – 2015, or, how I learned to love the Dire Straits — December 10, 2015
  5. Yet Another OSX Yosemite Wifi / Bluetooth Connectivity Fix — August 26, 2015

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Feb 15

Trash Bird Fix

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Haven’t posted in a while, mostly because my life has been a complete fucking wreck for the past year or so. Anyway. I fixed the trash bird with a chrome extension. Question: How?? Answer: Video of it in action: Go download it: https://github.com/codercowboy/trashbirdfix — Oh. I also wrote a book about the disastrous past year.

Jan 23

Wasting Time

When I was young, my friend James and I liked to fish. Other kids would be dropped at the mall for the day, but we’d get our parents to drop us at Joe Pool Lake. We were strange. In those days, I’d save my allowance from week to week, dreaming of new fishing lures and …

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Dec 15

#fear

At first, the google engineer cheered, knowing he or she had contributed to the world. It felt good knowing their contribution would save eons of man years of productivity that would have otherwise been wasted. They gladly marked their name down in wikipedia right beside bill gates. Then, the numbers started rolling in. Who knew …

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Dec 10

Music to Code By – 2015, or, how I learned to love the Dire Straits

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Standard Disclaimer: My favorite band ever is The Smashing Pumpkins, or possibly Nine Inch Nails. In recent years my favorite genres of music have been EDM and Post Rock. If it’s dark, and/or mopey, I probably love it. If it starts off slow and sad and crescendos with catharsis 9 minutes later, I probably love …

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Aug 26

Yet Another OSX Yosemite Wifi / Bluetooth Connectivity Fix

Some users have problems with OSX Mavericks/Yosemite wifi connectivity – there’s all sorts of things that can go wrong. This stackexchange thread has a variety of solutions that you should probably try. Did you reset your SMC, NVRAM, and a dozen other fixes as recommended from that thread? Yeah? Still have a problem? Me too. …

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Jun 13

The Coder Diet

A college friend of mine randomly decided that nutritional guidelines were bullshit. At the time, he was deliriously lost in a pipe dream of being rich before 30. This may or may not have been the same time frame when he bought a house in California and rented it out to too many roommates at …

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Apr 29

Act 2: The Surveillance State as Public Utility

A friend confides in me that they don’t feel as if their job is a ‘career’, because they didn’t need a degree for the career path they’ve been on for nearly 15 years. No degree, not management, not ‘career’. I respond that if a career means endless promotion resulting in management positions, then I never …

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Apr 03

Erosion of Privacy

See, this is why the erosion of privacy and data convergence worry me. Sometime in the future, I will skype video conference my doctor for my yearly physical. It will be convenient, because I won’t have to wait in a waiting room for an hour for my appointment. Bonus: No blood draws or treadmill tests, …

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Mar 18

Link Dump – March 2015

Time for another collection of random amazing things. Long Reads Ask Slashdot: Terminally Ill – What Wisdom Should I Pass On To My Geek Daughter? – if you read nothing else, read this (the post, and the comments!). The subtle art of not giving a fuck. What 4chan thinks of Hacker News “Sponsored” by my …

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Mar 15

Scala explained.

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