The Coffee Underachiever Newsletter 2021


18 Feb: I’m Not OK, You’re Not OK[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 3,000 words • Topics: I’m not OK, you’re not OK • Facebook’s role in the Capitol invasion • Gorgon Stare • a small piece of my past: the TRS-80 Model 100 • farewell to Betsy DeVos • artifical insanity

21 Feb: Shelving the Library[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 3,400 words • Topics: shelving the library • the Library of America volumes • Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper, volumes 1 and 2 • Stories and Other Writings by Ring Lardner • Early Novels and Stories by William Maxwell • Kaufman & Co.: Broadway ComediesNovels 1942-1952 by John Steinbeck • Five Novels of the 1960s & 70s by Philip K. Dick • the New York Review Books Classics • Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions • Harvard Classics • my vintage children’s books • special volumes of science fiction and fantasy


31 Dec: Making Trouble[PDF] Word Cloud

Approximately 6,700 words • Topics: the Synology NAS • upgrade paths • the backup problem • exceeding my expectations • Central Dogma • the Mac-free workflow • the basics of make • my make use case • defining my variables • creating my target file lists • generating targets with pandoc • defining Makefile goals • the new workflow • creating directories: the simple way • creating directories: the idiomatic way • cleaning up directories • the new workflow