removing snaps from ubuntu 20.04 LTS

# list the snaps installed by default % snap list # remove these 1 by 1 % sudo snap remove <snap-name-from-above> # remove any snap directories % sudo rm -rf /snap /var/snap # purge snapd from the system % sudo apt purge snapd

April 25, 2020 · sulrich

the trivialization of TED into a religion

this article hit pretty close to home this weekend when the TED radio hour came on and i had to ask alexa to shut it down because i couldn’t take the breathless delivery of the presenter spouting TED cliches. the tl;dr - TED’s about to become as vacuous as any other religion; titillating the senses and delivering pablum. the author doesn’t call it out in this manner. but they do a nice job of pointing out that TED’s veered into the trivializatin of things and the presentation of real problems as “puzzles to be solved....

March 8, 2018 · sulrich

adblocking tug of war

interesting paper re: the mechanisms being used to discover whether or not someone’s using an adblocker. (link)

January 12, 2017 · steve ulrich

IFTTT formatting fail

there’s a pernicious bug inside of instapaper that drives me absolutely bonkers. it is as follows. ...

May 8, 2016 · steve ulrich