Gutenfied, redux

This is my first post on the site using [Gutenberg](

My grandmother’s desk

I sit there, typing here

This is an “Image”. The one further up is a “Cover Image”. Neat, huh?

Regarding an Open Web

I just stumbled across a thing I wrote months ago at work, x-posting here for posterity:

I heard a segment recently on NPR’s Here And Now re: Facebook and Google together capturing 80-90% of online advertising. As so many web-based business models hinge on advertising (either directly or indirectly), this allows these two companies to “steer” the future of the web in so many ways.

The web I grew up on was about connecting to information (aka, content). Increasingly, today’s web is about connecting to people. Google and Facebook are coming at this intersection of content and people from opposite directions and at that intersection is the proverbial end of the rainbow, pot of gold.

I don’t have a full theory developed for this (yet), but I believe this centralization and consolidation, combined with increasingly algorithmic driven user experiences, reduces our online experience to normalized advertising units and pays no respect to the diversity of our offline/analog world. For me, the concept of an “open web” represents an alternative.

Testing GPX in WP

[lfh-gpx src= title=”Lake_Poway_Trail_Run_w_Katie” color=blue width=5 ]Always good to sneak in a run while on vacation =)[/lfh-gpx]

…and two, if by sea

OUTBOUND, ~140 NM from Seattle, WA to Squamish, BC

September 11, 6:21am | Google Photos Link

Departing Bainbridge Island, heading East to Shilshole Marina

September 11, 8:31am | Google Photos Link

Passing Fort Flagler northbound via Admiralty Inlet

September 11, 9:12am | Google Photos Link

Smith Island, halfway across Strait of Juan de Fuca

September 11, 10:54am | Google Photos Link

Canadian Customs dock in Bedwell Harbour on South Pender Island

September 11, 11:52am | Google Photos Link

Passing under the bridge which separates South and North Pender Islands

September 11, 2:48pm | Google Photos Link

View to the South while running northbound in Howe Sound

Walk the line…endings

Have a file where you want to add a comma to the end of each line?

$ sed 's/$/,/' ip_addresses.txt | head -n2

This should work…but, wait, it didn’t. Instead, it replaced the first character of each line with a comma:


Ah, because the file is dos encoded, see the “\r \n”:

$ head -n1 ip_addresses.txt | od -c
0000000 9 6 . 1 2 7 . 0 . 0 / 1 7 \r \n

Ok, so dos2unix to the rescue:

$ dos2unix ip_addresses.txt
dos2unix: converting file ip_addresses.txt to Unix format...

And, finally:

$ sed 's/$/,/' ip_addresses.txt | head -n2,,

But, not so fast. We actually wanted commas on all but the last line:

$ sed 's/$/,/' ip_addresses.txt | tail -n2,,

So, use “$!” which matches lines which are NOT the last line:

$ sed '$!s/$/,/' ip_addresses.txt | tail -n2,

Flannery O’Connor, Annie Dillard, and David James Duncan walk into a bar…

…to have a drink with Pierre Teilhard.

In 2001-02 I studied Theology at Regent College. There I took a literature course from Dr. Loren Wilkinson. His syllabus listed about a dozen books, including: Everything That Rises Must Converge, For the Time Being, and The Brothers K.

Having just now read Duncan’s essay “Assailed: Improvisations in the Key of Cosmology” in Where I’d Rather Go: More Essays Beyond the Comfort Zone by Susan Olding et al, I’m more convinced than ever that Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was onto It.

Funny because I wrote a paper about this back at Regent. And, while it’s probably embarrassingly bad, I still have it here.