Posts from October 2019
On the application of the GDPR to online organisations
I am not a lawyer, I am most certainly not your lawyer, and this is not legal advice.1
In a recent discussion in /r/AustraliaSim, an online community I am involved in, the question came up of whether the European Union's General Data Protection… »
Line wrapping with cgit and correct line numbers
cgit is a ‘hyperfast web frontend for git repositories’.
cgit's display of file contents (example) renders everything inside a
preblock, and therefore does not support wrapping of long lines. cgit handles line numbers by coding them separately to the actual content, so… »
A new home for my git projects
Yesterday, GitLab, where git projects were formerly hosted, announced changes to their terms of service to incorporate mandatory1 telemetry – both on its GitLab.com SaaS website, and its proprietary self-managed products – causing significant consternation among many. This follows the acquisition of GitHub… »
The Wandering Earth is a feels-before-reals film
The Wandering Earth (2019) is an interesting film. Noteworthy for many reasons, but deeply flawed for equally many.
As an adaptation of an original science fiction work, it is a refreshing change of pace from Hollywood's increasing focus on reboots and sequels. In a traditionally… »
If I wrote an Undertale musical…
Undertale the Musical is a musical adaptation of the video game Undertale, composed by Alex Beckham (‘Man on the Internet’), based around singing over music from the game's soundtrack. It's an interesting concept, and a remarkable accomplishment, spanning over 4 hours in length. Writing,… »