Also joined the micro.blog meetup this afternoon. Wish it could have been a proper lunch with great discussion, but it was still nice to see everyone even though we have a virtual WWDC.

This bird keeps knocking on my office window. He’s been doing this for days now, and several hours at a time. Doesn’t get spooked by me being right inside. Wish I knew what he was thinking…

Years ago, I had a SPARC workstation running SunOS that used John Conway’s Game of Life as the screensaver. I loved watching it, and it’s one of the biggest things I’ve missed about using that workstation and OS. In 2018, I decided to write a screensaver for macOS that simulated the Game of Life. I’ve used it for the past couple of years on my own Macs, but never released it publicly. When I learned that Dr. Conway passed away earlier this week, on April 11, 2020, I decided to release this screensaver to the general public as a tribute.

Gaucho Life Screenshot

The project is available on GitHub:  
https://github.com/mikepj/GauchoLife

You can download the screensaver itself here:
https://download.gauchosoft.com/gaucholife/GauchoLife-1.0.0.zip

Screw you, Apple Watch. I just got back from a 45 minute outside walk, which you counted as only 5 exercise minutes even though I started a “workout”.

Neil Peart was one of the finest drummers I’ve ever heard. If you haven’t heard his solo of O Baterista, you’re missing out. Such an amazing talent lost…

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/article-rush-drummer-neil-peart-dead-at-67/

Spent the last two days at The Ohio Linux Fest. The last time I attended had maybe 150 attendees back in 2005. Now they have over 700 people registered and several conference tracks. Great to see the growth.

*Rubs hands together* Wooo!! I’ve been configuring servers for months, and finally picked the perfect setup.

Ordered this Dell R6515 with a 16 core/32 thread AMD EPYC 2 CPU, 128GB of RAM, and 6TB of raw SSD storage. Can’t wait to see what it can do.