Sat 07 May 2022

Converting strings to objects with jq

In preparing some data for another upcoming blog post, I needed to convert a list of fully qualified GitHub repository names into a JSON array of single-property objects (to reflect the style of JSON output from GitHub's gh CLI). I achieved this with a short jq filter. Here's how, recorded here, with my working thoughts, mostly for my outboard memory.

Source: Converting strings to objects with jq, an article by DJ Adams.

Unix command line conventions over time

This blog post documents my understanding of how the conventions for Unix command line syntax have evolved over time. It’s not properly sourced, and may well be quite wrong. I’ve not been using Unix until 1989, so I wasn’t there for the early years. Maybe someone has written a proper essay on this, with citations. I’m too lazy to dig them up.

Source: Unix command line conventions over time, an article by Lars Wirzenius.

RSS Feed Best Practises

These are some technical tips for publishing a blog. These have nothing to do with good content, just how to share that content. The recommendations are roughly in order of importance and have rationale for why they are that important.

Source: RSS Feed Best Practises, an article by Kevin Cox.

Pig (2021)

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

In the evening we watched Pig. The movie was OK and I give it a 6 out of 10.