Well, in our ever-inclusive world, this would probably be better titled as dead persons switch. It’s for anyone who wants to make an eerie final blog post after some point in the future. It doesn’t only have to be because you’re dead! Many things could happen that prevent your blogging activities. Comas, life sentence in jail, leaving society to live in the woods. I’m sure there’s more that I’m not thinking of… hmmm, alien abduction, maybe?
Every time I hear people talking about NFTs, the first opinion is usually how dumb they are. And you know what? They are dumb. People are creating pixel art of CryptoPunks, Anonymice, or even less pixely Deez Nuts. Which are all digital pieces of art that you can buy as a Non-Fungible Token with your rights to that art stored on a blockchain. You can’t hold it. IT’S NOT REAL. It’s just pixels on a screen. What’s the point of “ownership” of something I can easily copy and paste into my folder of stolen internet images. We all have one. Admit it. CryptoPunks pixel art has generated over $2 million in transactions already. With many of the pixel art pieces selling for several thousand dollars. WHAT!?
Well, 2020 was… interesting — what a challenging year for personal development and growth for everyone. Many people were forced into habit changes. Many had to learn how to be productive working remotely. Fortunately, I have been working remotely for around eight years, so it wasn’t much of a change for me. I do enjoy spending time inside, so even the quarantines we’re THAT unusual. Okay, my life didn’t change much in 2020, as it turns out. I spent a lot of time stuck inside working from home.
So you want to manipulate JSON from the command line? Well, you’re in luck! It’s 2020, and there are several ways to do this. Also, you’re super unlucky. It’s 2020, and the entire world is falling apart. But we can still learn about JSON at the command line!
My very first tech job was working at a local Mom & Pop computer repair and retail shop. And Pop, the owner, was eccentric. He had all kinds of catchphrases he would repeat over the years. “A business without a sign is a sign of no business!”. Is it coincidence that the shop also sold signs?