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Root Fanart

Mar 02, 2019

I really like the board game Root and for some reason I decided to mash up that with one of my favorite scenes from The Venture Bros. I drew it in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

Celeste Fanart

Mar 02, 2019

Here’s a piece of fanart I drew for Celeste, a game that really took me by surprise last year. I drew it in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

Citadel 917 Email Alias Limitations

Feb 09, 2019

I ran into an issue setting up Citadel email aliases. The normal way (adding aliases to your user’s vCard) didn’t work, and they got all jacked up anyway, resetting the primary email address however they wanted to. So I tried adding email aliases to the user’s configuration, and if you add too many, you’re unable to log in as that user using IMAP because reasons. So the solution if you want to have email aliases in the Citadel groupware server is:

Notebook Fun - Lazy Page Numbering

Apr 04, 2018

I decided to go computer-less during the talks at VueConf 2018, opting instead for a small Rhodia notebook and my TWSBI ECO-T fountain pen for taking notes about talks, vendors, people I met, and all the awesome things I found in New Orleans. I had been introduced to Bullet Journaling recently and liked the flexibility of the system, so I tried one part of it – the Index with page numbers – to wrangle my normally-unsearchable paper notes.

However, those little Rhodia books have a lot of pages, and half of those pages are more awkward to write on than others, specifically the pages at the “top” of the notebook when it’s open and cradled in my left hand. I did not want to number both the “top” and “bottom” pages sequentially, so I ended up only numbering the “bottom” pages. When I used a “top” page, I gave it the “bottom” page’s number with an up arrow. This worked out really well for being able to jump around in this small notebook and keep track of what was where.

I decided to not stop there. I did not want to number all of the pages of this little book, not knowing if I’d use it all, but I did want some things in the back. If I wanted to move an item to the back to the book, I started numbering from the bottom pages at the back of the book with the last page being 1, but marked with a down arrow. And if I wanted to write on the top page, the top page got both an up and down arrow:

This lets me use the whole book from both directions without having to number the whole book, and while letting me throw in whatever I want at any spot in the book and find it quickly.

Linux Ubuntu Wacom Pen Proximity Click Issue

Dec 31, 2017

(I hope that’s enough keywords to help others)

Ubuntu 17.04 comes with a version of the linuxwacom project’s input-wacom that, when you bring the pen to the screen, registers a click. This has the following really, really annoying behaviors:

The solution is to manually install 0.37.1 or up of input-wacom. It only took me a few minutes, and my pen returned to the pre-17.04 behavior.


I’m slowly getting my websites put back together. For now, you should check out the other places I’m currently maintaining on the information superhighway that I have linked to on the left.

Thanks!