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Month: May 2022

So I Took a Corporation to Arbitration 

It went pretty well. Last Fall, my hot water heater started to leak. I called my home warranty company, (Hereafter, HWC. I KNOW, I KNOW, HOME WARRANTIES ARE NOT WORTH IT.) and due to a computer system failure that spanned multiple days, they were unable to send a contractor to fix my water heater. With…

Firefox 101
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Firefox 101 

Version 101.0, first offered to Release channel users on May 31, 2022 We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox! Reading is now easier with the prefers-contrast media query, which allows sites to detect if the user has requested that web content…

A Decade of Dotfiles 

My first commit to my dotfiles repository was ten years ago. Here are a few things I’ve learned about maintaining a system configuration in that time.(This will mostly be for macOS and Linux. I don’t have experience configuring Windows or FreeBSD machines, for example.)entr lets you run commands when files change. For example, ls |…

US Takes Supercomputer Top Spot with First True Exascale Machine
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US Takes Supercomputer Top Spot with First True Exascale Machine 

The world’s fastest supercomputer resides at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and counts as the first true exascale machine with an HPL score of 1.102 exaflops/second.The Frontier supercomputer was announced as the fastest supercomputer today in the 59th TOP500 list(Opens in a new window). It uses Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Cray…