I know it’s frustrating that the USMNT squandered a win today in their opening match, but is it too much to ask the press to get behind the team than crap all over them?

Just picked up the new Glass Hammer album, Skallagrim: Into the Breach. Amazing. Who in the world is Hannah Pryor and where did she come from? Such an amazing voice!

I decided a while back to cancel my Dropbox subscription, for a variety of reasons I won’t get into here. In doing so, it put me in the “free tier” of Dropbox, which only grants 2GB, and I have much, much more than that.

So I decided to try to clean it up using Dropbox’s web application. Aside from the constant reminders that I’m out of space and that I should upgrade, the web application (and the iOS application, for that matter) refuse the cooperate in deleting files. I get a number of obtuse or useless error messages:

  • “Could not delete X items.” — Hmm, okay. WHY? It won’t say, and repeated attempts results in the same stupid error message.
  • “Too many files in one request. Please try again with fewer files.” — I’ve gotten this one trying to delete a folder that contains nothing. Good job, Dropbox. Ship it.

Call me cynical, but it seems like this kind of stupidity is deliberately programmed into the applications, in an attempt to get me to upgrade. But if your company is this malicious (I’m looking at you, Apple-of-recent-days), I will not be giving you my money. And if it’s because the software is just that bad, I will not be giving you my money.

Dropbox used to be cool and useful, and they’ve outgrown their britches (*cough* Apple *cough*). Full of hubris, cruft, and money-grubbing shenanigans. No thanks.

Movies don’t inspire anymore. They don’t move. They’re loud, violent, in-your-face; brutal, gritty, realistic to a fault. They might be fun to watch, but what’s the last movie you saw that stirred your soul?

Where’s the next (or last) Dead Poets Society? With Honors? A Few Good Men? Sense and Sensibility? Shawshank Redemption? Castaway?

I’m terrible at writing consistently (I’ve thought about it a lot; I just never get to it), so here’s a summary of what’s been going on.

I made some progress on my SweetRPG project, touching on a number of areas. I wanted to make sure there was a consistent, reliable CI/CD process with unit tests, version tagging, and deployment. I wanted to use Kubernetes, so I setup a small cluster using kubeadm, and setup Flux to handle the deployments. I also setup multiple Python packages with automated build and deployment to PyPI. I also made the backend open source. But, work has stalled due to a variety of reasons.

I started exploring mod development for Minecraft and Forge. My wife and her cousin wanted a cat mod similar to Doggy Talents, so I started working on one. That’s my current diversion.

I bought a new M1 MacBook Pro, even though I think the notch is probably one of the stupidest design decisions Apple has ever made. (They’ve completely gone off the deep end: they continue to be capricious with App Review, burn developer trust, and even though they’re the most valuable company ever, continue to display greedier and greedier behavior. I’ve also let my developer program membership lapse.) I would switch back to Linux or Windows 11, but I have too much invested in this platform right now, and too much muscle memory, that I don’t want to relearn everything. Once Apple crashes and burns because of their own self-inflicted stupidity, I’ll move somewhere else.