Félix Saparelli

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a.k.a. passcod

Monthly Update

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…

Some Predictions

Feb 5 ‘17 — These are some predictions I wish to record without publishing. Each has a date after which I expect it to have passed (or not). I’…

Finally, I knew

Jan 24 ‘17 — I hope, for your sake, that he forgives me. It was many moons before I understood this seeming contradiction. But it was too lat…

Monthly Update

Jan 10 ‘17 — Tourist There’s been two chapters of Tourist this period, so naturally I’ve commented with my impressions on both: [1], [2].…

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 is no such thing as writing for ch…

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 st…

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! The fi…

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 fl…

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…

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 sty…

Regulus (writing notes and author commentary)

Aug 16 ‘16 — The story of the narrator starts one or two centuries beyond our present time. It is in accordance of my own beliefs that this kind…

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.…

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 Potter fanfics, pr…

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…

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 Common…

Advent Of Code

Dec 1 ‘15 — Advent of Code is a series of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill levels. They are self-contained and are just as appr…

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 wor…

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…

Hold

Apr 29 ‘15 — (Originally written thinking of, and dedicated to, my friend Alice.) Hold steadfast, friend Hold against hordes…

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…

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.…

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 m…

Enby Stats

Dec 23 ‘14 — So the other day after tweeting a few #NBRightsNow words mostly because Alice started retweeting good ones, I went ahead and resear…

Upside Down Text

Nov 19 ‘14 — This is going to seem awfully rambly, I’ll try to keep it short. I have identified that reading text upside down is more difficu…

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 convers

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 sho…

Coming Out

Oct 11 ‘14 — This is not a coming out. When I try to determine how I feel about my gender in words, I go to the Genderqueer wikipedia page. T…

How to avoid ISO 2022 locking escape drudgery

Sep 21 ‘14 — Ever encountered this? Install mosh Run $ ssh-copy-id localhost Prepend your terminal’s starting command with mosh local…

How does the Internet work?

Sep 12 ‘14 — This question is really hard to answer. The hardest thing about it is that it’s really hard to see where to begin. Should I go from…

Passbot: A Gitter Logging Bot

Aug 29 ‘14 — Disappointed by Gitter’s lack of downloadable, deep-searchable, archive of logs, I put my trusty ZNC bouncer up to the task of main…

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…

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 #Merveille…

Notes On Chess

Jun 2 ‘14 — As I’m participating in two tournaments at this moment, I have various tidbits going through my head. I have decided to play…

Today

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

Contribution Style Guide

Mar 28 ‘14 — @passcod @NoelZeng Ugh, such a pedant. Ruining everything with your overly strict structure. :P — Jason (@master5o1) March 27, 2014…

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 bee…

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 danci…

LZ4 compression for ramdisk

Mar 15 ‘14 — A little while ago I saw that lz4 became a new optional dependency to mkinitcpio. Today I decided to see why. My mkinitcpio setu…

Adapting GNOME Classic

Mar 9 ‘14 — The Gnome Shell has a nice little extension called “Classic Mode”, available on Arch in the gnome-shell-extensions package in…

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 who…

Starting On Pippo

Dec 8 ‘13 — Today I’m starting on Pippo, a DBMS I’ve spent the past 18 months thinking about. It started as a experimental tho…

Kili Pidof

Dec 8 ‘13 — This character started only as “Professor Pidof”. pidof is a *nix utility I’ve never used, because pgrep does the work better. Neve…

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 around…

Maria Bobi Tabula

Dec 3 ‘13 — I decided on the name a long time before I had even started planning the story. At first it was just “Bobbie Tables”, but I decided…

People

Nov 8 ‘13 — This text was originally written in 2011, revised, and published here and on Fictionaut. Trigger Warnings:

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…

Whitealdus

Oct 15 ‘13 — I’ve decided to start a web serial. It’ll probably have to wait until after NaNoWriMo, though. One of the ideas I have for the nano…

Grow

Aug 11 ‘13 — (to be read with a calligraphy pen or nib in your hand) Grow. A word. A verb. Germanic. Feel it. Slow. Old. Young.…

one and two

Aug 8 ‘13 — tragically once upon a time two people far away one is missed two is missed forbidden hidden away in the dark…

The Girl Laughing in the Dictionary

Dec 31 ‘12 — Trigger Warnings: blood, death, shooting. Leaves falling. Hitting the ground softly. Steps in the snow…

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 he…

K2

Dec 4 ‘12 — Trigger Warnings: rape, suicide, abuse, death. Now it’s late. I am hanging upside down from a rope coi…

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). Th…

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 a…