The BBC seem to be putting a time-wall up in front of a lot of my favourite podcasts forcing me to use BBC Sounds, a poorly implemented podcast app, if I want to listen to topical shows in a timely manner. Great job BBC. I’m not sure what has motivated this move, there are a couple that spring to mind, but it’s very inconvenient.
csvlensis a nice tool to view CSV files in the terminal.
csvlens is a CSV file viewer in the command line. It is similar to less but made for CSV.
Apple finally released a new monitor this week – Apple Studio Display. I cannot overstate just how long I’ve been waiting for Apple to release a product like this. Actually I can, since November 2016, when I retired my trusty LED Cinema Display – the finest monitor I’ve ever owned.
The Pro Display XDR is the closest they’ve come, but…the price. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered it, but I couldn’t bring myself to part with the best part of £5k!
The new display has the quality panel of the LG 5K but wrapped in nice, non-plastic, enclosure with other niceties like the webcam and speakers. Mostly I just hope it works well, unlike the LG 5K which has been plagued with “it works for me” issues throughout it’s life.
The Trojan Horse Letter podcast is a good listen. There seems to have been some rebuking of the findings, but I have yet to finish it, so I will catch up with those afterwards.
I bagged myself some stickers this week. I’m a sucker for a sticker. I was already aware of the various cli stuff Charm have been working on for a while now, but this giveaway has achieved its aim and drawn me in to have another look.
Heroku seem to have come to their senses and are lengthening the session times on their dashboard. Logging into the dashboard every single day gets tiresome.
the default web session length will increase from 12 hours to 24 hours. In addition, users with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled have their web sessions extended an additional 24 hours when they are active on the Heroku Dashboard. MFA-enabled users’ sessions can be extended up to 10 days (240 hours).
It sounds like MFA-enabled user sessions get sessions that last up to 10 days? The docs are not clearly written to me.
A valuable lesson that I learnt recently.
Don’t burn yourself out trying to change the culture of an organization where you are not in a position of power.