sawv - jr's notes

Two Years Ago Today, Dad Passed Away
Around 10:00 a.m. on Tue, Aug 16, 2016, Dad passed away at his home with Mom, Jeff, me, and our dog Barney near him.

Links and Notes - Wed, Aug 15, 2018
TOL: Aug 15, 2018 11:52 am EDT Weather : Fair Temperature : 84 F Humidity : 59% Wind Speed : SSW 8 mph Barometer : 30.02 in Dewpoint: 68 F Visibility : 10.00 statute miles Heat Index : 87 F

Links and Notes - Tue, Aug 14, 2018
TOL: Aug 14, 2018 7:52 am EDT Weather : Fog/Mist Temperature : 66 F Humidity : 90% Wind Speed : Calm Barometer : 29.99 in Dewpoint: 63 F Visibility : 5.00 statute miles

The Poet Donald Hall Died in June 2018
Donald Hall was and remains one of my all-time favorite poets. I own several books by Hall. Poetry, essays, and a book about writing that's more like a school book.

Links and Notes - Mon, Aug 13, 2018
The tech industry's use of persuasive techniques on children (

Links and Notes - Sun, Aug 12, 2018
the media praises big tech and then the media whines about big tech. maybe the media should stop its navel gazing of big tech and focus on its own business models. maybe the media should stop blaming others for its self-inflicted errors.

HTML Simply Works
Once the HTTP protocol was created, the next best thing and still the best product to be produced to support the web was and is HTML. It's not CSS, JavaScript, XML, JSON, nor CGI (Common Gateway Interface), although that last item made the web m ...

HTML is the Best Thing about the Web
replaced with this post, created shortly after this one but with a different title.

Links and Notes - Sat, Aug 11, 2018
I can answer that statement without reading the article from alleged tech media site The Verge.

Crochet Rectangle Links
Crochet Rectangle Links

Links and Notes - Fri, Aug 10, 2018
Most of us can agree that @Twitter has the right to ban whomever it wants. The question is whether banning lots of people because of POV is a good thing or a bad thing. I think it's bad, esp. when users can block or ignore folks they don't like. ...

test post made on thu, aug 9, 2018 after the browns preseason game ended. i
test post made on thu, aug 9, 2018 after the browns preseason game ended. it seemed to go okay. but last year, the browns went 4-0 in preseason and 0-16 in the regular season.

Reasons for Disabling JavaScript when Reading the Web
Good reasons were provided by this 2010-2011 comment. The reasons still apply to me in 2018.

Over-Geeking Personal Web Publishing
This post is more humorous than serious. Geeks or makers like to experiment to learn new methods. It doesn't mean that the geeks would use these new learned methods all of the time for similar situations when a hammer would be more applicable tha ...

Links and Notes - Thu, Aug 9, 2018
wow. surprisingly proper and logical views about the alleged "rights" of users posting on websites owned by others.

IndieWeb Links - Wed, Aug 8, 2018
IndieWeb Links - Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Lua Script Using Expat XML Parser
Lua Script Using Expat XML Parser

Going Serverless: From Common Lisp and CGI to AWS Lambda and API Gateway (

Links and Notes - Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Wool and the Gang Links
I learned about Wool and the Gang yesterday. It's fascinating.

Maybe a possible logo for my site that uses colors that I associate somewha
Maybe a possible logo for my site that uses colors that I associate somewhat with the Golden-winged Warbler.

Fun with Web Colors
Fun-looking website that I found today, Mon, Jul 23, 2018.

U.S. Government Proposal to Takeover the Internet
Story from last week.

TT Post Aug 7, 2018
My comment posted in this thread about the local craft beer scene.

Links and Notes - Tue, Aug 7, 2018
The SPC placed our area under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today, and the Cle NWS issued a HWO.

Programming Projects to Create
Programming Projects to Create

Links and Notes - Mon, Aug 6, 2018
More storms to the west. Rounds two and three. We have only received some light rain in West Toledo.

TT Post Aug 6, 2018 thread

Links - Sun, Aug 5, 2018
How we scaled Nginx (

Decentralized Web Versus the IndieWeb
It's not really a competition. Principles overlap. But it's unfortunate that the pie-in-the-sky Decentralized Web summit received more coverage and hype among the geeks than the IndieWeb Summit.