How fast is your shell? I asked myself this question a few months ago, after one of George Hotz’s streams when I realized that his terminal shows a prompt in the blink of an eye… I was like: Wait what? Mine takes forever to do this…

I spent an hour or two to figure everything out and then lazy loaded all the stuff I needed for my projects. I don’t remember how slow was my shell at the beginning, but now I get ~20ms. It’s fast again!

Here are my top 5 albums of 2023:

  1. Depeche Mode — Memento Mori
  2. Paul Haslinger — Halt and Catch Fire Vol 1
  3. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  4. Various Artists — Wired Thoughts
  5. Paul Haslinger — Halt and Catch Fire Vol 2

To be honest, I’m a little surprised about the list, but data doesn’t lie (I guess).

With a heavy heart, I started rewriting my utility scripts from Shell to Python. It’s not like I don’t like Python, because after today’s session, I must admit that I love it. It’s because I’m so into Unix-like scripting and I’d like to keep it that way forever, but… Python gives me so much fun. The syntax is super simple so you can write faster. The language itself is compact, so you don’t have to write a lot of lines to get it done. It’s also easier to read — especially after some time — when you need to make changes.

So for now, for all of my personal stuff, I’ll use Python. But I still love you Shell (see you in os.system()).

RIP James McCaffrey 😭

Sometimes you need to take a few steps back to go forward…

I found a strange issue with my iOS devices regarding playing downloaded movies on Apple TV app. Once I downloaded a movie, every time I turned on the airplane mode and tried to play a movie I got the following message: “Connect to Wi-fi to Watch”.

I’ve tried everything, every type of reset, I logged out from iCloud, from Apple TV etc. I even called the Apple Support, but without any luck (it was not their fault, don’t get me wrong)…

After many, many failures of figuring it out… I’ve finally found the problem: device’s language settings. Who would have thought, right?

So, if you run into this issue and you can’t solve it, try to reset your device’s language.

I finally set up the /bookmarks/ page. It’s super simple, not yet linked anywhere but it’s here. Data is fetched on each reload from the open Github repository. Nothing fancy, simple JSON. It’ll grow over time. Enjoy!

I’ve been waiting for Alan Wake 2 so long. And now after 13 years, the dream nightmare came true. I’m somewhere in the middle of the game (over 20h on the record), but I can definitely tell that this is a great experience so far. Visuals are exceptional, even though I play on low / medium mix.

I don’t know how the story ends, but I guess Remedy cooked something special for us.

A screenshot from Alan Wake 2