Félix Saparelli

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a.k.a. passcod

Who am I all?

Mar 23 ‘17 Am I Who? Am who I? I am Who. Who am I? I who am. Who I am. Who I am. Am I Who? I am Who. Who am I? I who am. Am who I? Am I Who? I who am. Who I am. Who am I? Am who I? I am

Monthly update: March 2017

Mar 10 ‘17 NZ.js As this is published, I am at a JavaScript conference in Wellington. Now, as I write this, I have no idea, but I’m…

Lighting up Rust with Neon

Mar 5 ‘17 — Frustrated by the lack of easy-to-use web frameworks that support Rust stable, I decided to use a stack that I know and love, and that has an absolutely humongous amount of…

Monthly update: Feb 2017

Feb 10 ‘17 Writing I’ve spent a lot of my weekends writing a Star Wars fanfic. I’m going to finish it before I publish, to avoid publishing and then abandoning it when I eventually realise I’ve…

One summer morning

Feb 8 ‘17 — Breathing the fresh air / in the middle of light rain / and the smell of wet fog / I resolve to go walk up again / and visit the mountain, my friend.…

Finally, I knew

Jan 23 ‘17 — I hope, for your sake, that he forgives me. It was many moons before I understood this seeming contradiction. But it was too late; he was gone, and I was alas forever forsaken.…

Monthly update: Jan 2017

Jan 10 ‘17 Tourist There’s been two chapters of Tourist this period, so naturally I’ve commented with my impressions on both:…

There is no such thing as writing for adults

Jan 4 ‘17 — I’ve read this article recently that quotes and contextualises an essay by Tolkien on how “there…

Mountain

Jan 3 ‘17 — My mountain is Knowledge. When the ship of my early childhood approached the land of life, knowledge is what I saw and what I started seeking. My journey began on the coast, where I learned…

Blogging more and starting on new year resolutions early

Dec 10 ‘16 — Partly inspired by txanatan’s weekly roundup that just came out right now, I’ve decided to start blogging a little bit more!…

Tree

Nov 13 ‘16 — Are you, are you / Coming up with me / They say they will be / They say up, will we be / Brave enough, brave to follow / To leave, to flee, to go / If we split, to leave…

Unlit

Oct 14 ‘16 — “You shouldn’t be driving.” / “I haven’t had a drink.” / “You know what I mean.” / “Yeah.” I drove on, Sani besides me. / Stopped at the lights, fumbled with my phone,…

Gaston lagaffe

Sep 23 ‘16 — This week I discovered that one of my all-time favourite comics, Gaston Lagaffe, was never translated into English. Ever. I find…

The box

Aug 28 ‘16 — Original written 2008-10-28 Descriptive Writing Assignment, English class Transcribed 2016-08-28, with minor amendments for style…

Regulus

Aug 16 ‘16 — We lived forever, and would live forever. / So we had concluded. We didn’t know, of course, because none can predict the future. But we had attempted everything, and still, we lived. We…

Fanfic lists

Jul 10 ‘16 — For the past two months and a few weeks, I had given myself the challenge to read all fics on this list of Harry…

Self

Jun 6 ‘16 — Selflove, selfhate, selfwhatever / I am a professional selfhater / I do, every day, my regulation 24 hours / And some more, for my own pleasures / Every day, a little more, without…

Blanket license revocation

Feb 13 ‘16 — Prior to today, Saturday 13th February 2016, all my works were, by default, released in the Public Domain under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0. This is no longer the case. While many…

The Road to Hell

Oct 12 ‘15 — We are walking on the road to hell / we are walking on the road to hell. We come from the worlds behind us, / we come from the worlds of people, / we come from a thousand…

Air new zealand happy rant

Sep 3 ‘15 — If you’ve never flown in an Air New Zealand flight, it’s worth a go. They’re different. Having gone through four other air companies in the last month, all so-called “good”, I feel…

Hold

Apr 29 ‘15 (Originally written thinking of, and dedicated to, my friend Alice.) Hold steadfast, friend Hold against hordes / against the very wind / rolling off…

Sorry

Feb 24 ‘15 — I just / wanted It seems hopeless. It seems like the world’s an ugly place. Ever since you told me, ever since I knew, ever since we lived. wanted to / make you /

Right over there

Jan 26 ‘15 — I am in the great unknown. Slowly flying away / from nowhere to be seen / to where the wind will carry me. Happy, / I think. There is a bird beside me. It /

300 shorts

Jan 25 ‘15 — I aim to write 300 shorts. I am not setting myself a timeline nor a deadline. It could take years, and most probably will take more than one. I simply wish to write 300 shorts, not to write…

Enby stats

Dec 23 ‘14 — So the other day after tweeting a few…

Sidebar

Nov 18 ‘14 (The title is from the trucker radio in City of Angles. SIDEB for sidebar, where you can have semi-private or off-topic conversations.)

A modern retelling of a tale about a great painter

Oct 20 ‘14 — A project lead wanted to know who amongst her designers was the best. She set up a computer and invited them all to come up and show…

How to avoid ISO 2022 locking escape drudgery

Sep 21 ‘14 — Ever encountered this? Install mosh Run $

Alya

Aug 7 ‘14 — Three / Over and over Two / Forever and once One / Void and nothingness Zero. Alya told me to repeat this every time I was scared. Before I went to sleep.…

Bruteforcing the Devil

Jun 5 ‘14 — Preface, of a sort, by mako himself: Once, there was a circle of artists and wizards. The convocation called itself #Merveilles. For a long time, most of the members of…

Today

May 4 ‘14 — It’s my birthday today. Also #StarWarsDay. And the last day of break.…

The Brewy Trinity

Mar 27 ‘14 — Prayer of the Lager, as imagined by GGaR fans: Bar-father, whose pints are heavenly / Jo be Thy name / Thy fiefdom come / Thy…

Car tracts EULA

Mar 26 ‘14 — I put a sign on my windscreen: "By placing a religious tract on this car you agree to forfeit your soul to the devil (or equivalent)…

Sleep

Mar 19 ‘14 — Darkness Darkness all around and / light but not light; red / orange dark but less dark / than darkness. Lines of darkness dancing / across. Deformed shapes of /

LZ4 compression for ramdisk

Mar 15 ‘14 — A little while ago I saw that lz4 became a new optional dependency to…

Github cleanup

Feb 19 ‘14 — Today I cleaned up my Github repositories. That means I looked through all the repos I own, updated some of them, and deleted a whole lot. Over forty in fact!…

Modern systems languages

Dec 6 ‘13 — A year or so ago, I started getting interested in two new, modern systems programming languages: Rust and Go. After playing…

People

Nov 8 ‘13 Warnings: drugs, assault. There’s really only two kinds of people in the world: bad people and assholes. It’s not static, either. It can change. You can change.…

Soft limits and meaningful content cuts

Nov 8 ‘13 — On Quora, and many other websites, long answers are cut off with a “(more)” button/link which immediately displays the rest of the answer in-place. The cut-off…

Grow

Aug 10 ‘13 — (to be read with a calligraphy pen or nib in your hand) Grow. / A word. / A verb. / Germanic. Feel it. / Slow. / Old. / Young. Now I’ll tell you how…

one and two

Aug 7 ‘13 — tragically / once upon a time / two people / far away one is missed / two is missed forbidden / hidden away / in the dark two sets of / three small…

The Girl Laughing in the Dictionary

Dec 31 ‘12 Warnings: death, shooting. Leaves falling. Hitting the ground softly. Steps in the snow. The shallow chaotic prints of the children and the deep purposeful ones of…

Aftermath

Dec 7 ‘12 — Oh sweet, sweet morning light / you remind me I have to sleep sometime. / I have to sleep. / But not at night. / Night reminds me of her / hair brushing my face at night.…

K2

Dec 4 ‘12 Warnings: suicide, assault. Now it’s late. I am hanging upside down from a rope coiled around my crushed left ankle, the pain too sharp to be really felt, as the…

A man

Feb 13 ‘11 — He was lit up faintly. Standing in a room of golden proportions (which is not saying a lot), he was one stood man (which is). The only lamp, a seemingly old neon, hanging short from its…

Mid-loss

Oct 8 ‘10 — Dark. Mid-Dawn Softly I walk / forward. In the / first light of the / waking sun. My mind / still and clear and / white and black. Yet I / step up…