Recent Changes

Put up in a place
where it's easy to see
the cryptic admonishment
T.T.T.
When you feel how depressingly
slowly you climb,
it's well to remember that
Things Take Time.

Piet Hein

This page lists all recent changes to my web site except for new journal entries, along with a brief description. Some of this information will be repeated in my journal, but more minor changes will only be noted here. An RSS feed of this information is also available.

Also see changes from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

March 2020

2020-03-23 — Review: Lost in Math

Review of Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder.

2020-03-08 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

February 2020

2020-02-24 — Review: Digital Minimalism

Review of Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.

2020-02-23 — Review: Sweep with Me

Review of Sweep With Me by Ilona Andrews.

2020-02-22 — Review: Exit Strategy

Review of Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.

2020-02-21 — Review: All About Emily

Review of All About Emily by Connie Willis.

2020-02-21 — Add 2020 Nebula Award nominees

Add the nominees for best novel for the 2020 Nebula Awards.

2020-02-15 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2020-02-01 — Remove changes from December 2019

Remove the changes from December 2019 from the recent changes page.

January 2020

2020-01-19 — DocKnot 3.03

Add a license badge for CPAN packages and a Debian version badge where appropriate. Use IO::Uncompress::Gunzip and IO::Compress::Xz to generate an xz tarball instead of external programs. Add a distribution/ignore metadata setting for docknot dist checking. Stop leaking $@ to the caller of App::DocKnot::Config.

2020-01-17 — Term::ANSIColor 5.01

Add support for NO_COLOR. Fix the uncolor example in the synopsis. Document that aliases are expanded during alias definition.

2020-01-16 — Review: Lent

Review of Lent by Jo Walton.

2020-01-11 — Review: Guardians of the West

Review of Guardians of the West by David Eddings.

2020-01-10 — Review: True Porn Clerk Stories

Review of True Porn Clerk Stories by Ali Davis.

2020-01-10 — Remove link to Acts of Gord

Not something I still want to recommend, so remove it from the active links page.

2020-01-09 — Update signing key for my personal repository

Refresh the signing key linked from the instruction page for my personal Debian repository.

2020-01-08 — Add API documentation for DocKnot

Update the DocKnot distribution page to include all of the module API documentation, missed when App::DocKnot was broken into multiple modules.

2020-01-08 — DocKnot 3.02

Add support for No Maintenance Intended badge. Generate xz-compressed tarballs if needed. Check for files expected to be in a distribution but missing. Remove an existing directory when regenerating a distribution tarball. Remove make warnings when testing C++ builds. Properly skip a test on Windows that requires tar.

2020-01-08 — Move various scripts to an obsolete section

I no longer update several of the scripts on my scripts page. Make this clear by moving them to an obsolete section and adding some information about why they're obsolete.

2020-01-07 — C TAP Harness 4.6

Reformat all C source using clang-format 10. Add valgrind testing to the test suite. Drop support for Perl 5.6 for the test suite.

2020-01-05 — rra-c-util 8.1

Drop support for Perl 5.6. Reformat all C source using clang-format 10. Update suppressions and fix issues found by cppcheck 1.89. Remove snprintf tests that surpassed the promised precision of C floating point numbers.

2020-01-05 — Term::ANSIColor 5.00

Drop support for Perl 5.6. Add support for true color. Allow color aliases to map to multiple attributes and to be defined in terms of other aliases. Document bad interaction between colored output to standard output and other output to standard error. Document how to support CLICOLOR.

2020-01-05 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2020-01-04 — podlators 4.14

Document that parse_lines and parse_string_document expect raw bytes. Fix the test suite with Pod::simple versions older than 3.22.

2020-01-02 — Add more award winners

Add the 2019 winners of the Prix Aurora (Armed in Her Fashion by Kate Heartfield), Philip K. Dick (Theory of Bastards by Audrey Schulman), and Sunburst (Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax). Update some of the award descriptions.

2020-01-02 — Rename Tiptree Award to Otherwise

Following the change decided on in October of 2019 by the award committee, rename the Tiptree Award to the Otherwise Award and adjust links. Older references in other pages will continue to talk about the Tiptree Award, since that was its name at the time.

2020-01-01 — Rotate 2019 changes

Move all web site changes from 2019 to a separate page and remove all entries older than December of 2019 from the current changes page.

2020-01-01 — 2019 reading in review

Add an overview of my 2019 reading, main book recommendations, and reading statistics.

Last modified and spun 2020-03-24