From November, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

I’ve updated the permalink to take slugs (or keyword URL) rather than post ID. I’ve also implanted 301 redirection to make sure previously posted or shared links still takes the users to the right posts. Do let me know if any of the slugs are too long or too off from the contents.

Nov 29, 2017

I don’t use blacklist feature on WordPress; I prefer to work with more dynamic moderation that takes context into consideration. But that doesn’t mean blacklist feature isn’t tempting.

AKiTiO Node with RX 580 on macOS High Sierra

eGPU support on Mac is official and now we have it. Originally on July, I had written a review using Node on Sierra with the help of 3rd party scripts. Now with the official support on High Sierra, I figured it would be a good time to go back and discuss the experience as a…

Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

이 문제는 휘트먼과 휘트먼의 사상을 알고 있더라면 쉽게 풀 수 있습니다. 만일 이 문제가 문학을 염두에 둔 새로운 수능의 영어 예제 문제로 나왔더라면 쌍수를 들고 환영할 겁니다. 저만 하더라도 원문이 되는 책은 몇번이나 읽어봤으니까요. 저 문단 하나로 당대의 분위기와 시인을 동시에 파악할 수 있기 때문에 대학에서 흔히 텍스트로 씁니다. 거기다 사용하는 단어도 미국에서 흔히 접할 수 있는 것들 뿐입니다.

Nov 17, 2017

Quick announcements with some retroactions on MTP-Translation Program. Website is now fully operable with English (latin in general) and Korean. The Korean fonts this website is using is also from Google Fonts; they are web hosted as early access. Hopefully they will be hosted as regulars soon enough. As for the MTP-Translation program, I’ve decided to rename it to RE-Translation or RET for short. Simply put, the idea is that I am ‘re’ translating a passage, and only a passage. Considering where we stand and all time low submission rate, I doubt I’ll need to schedule RET as a regular…

Nov 16, 2017

Quick announcements. Website favicon is renewed. Fixed the issue where a published date/hour was not properly shown.

FBI is Still Nagging Apple for Backdoor Access

Apparently books on iPhone back doors from 2015 is not officially closed for FBI. FBI Director shared the actual stats behind the requests last Sunday, around 6,900 devices. Following the Texas shooting, FBI once again shared its frustration that the bureau was unable to decrypt the shooter’s phone. Although the law enforcement did not disclose…

Nov 13, 2017

There have been several changes to the website. It’s quite a list, without further ado. Probably most obvious, but most invisible subject: Ads. I’ve been asked to remove all ads from the website previously, but that small revenue from advertisements is exactly what is running this website. I won’t mind anyone using Adblocks, because frankly, that should be the job of developers behind the Adblock to leave less intrusive Ads to help the authors and promote balanced ad campaigns on the web.

Force Spotlight Indexing on macOS

With the release of High Sierra, I assume most Mac users had a chance to upgrade any number of drives to APFS from HFS+. Now you may have noticed it by now, but apparently High Sierra has shipped with some glitches in APFS related tools. My mdutil search has turned up “Index Enabled” for all…