1. 2020 Los Angeles Voting Guide

    Thu 15 October 2020
    By John Mark Schofield in Politics

    I'm writing out the choices I'm making in the November 2020 election, and why, in the hopes that this might be helpful to other people voting this year.

    In the past I've paid attention to Federal and State elections, but largely went the party line or made a guess for …

  2. When to Leave

    Thu 08 December 2016
    By John Mark Schofield in Politics

    I've been spending a lot of time thinking about the possibility of Fascism or Authoritarianism in the United States, and what that means for my plans to remain in the country. I don't want to overreact, and I don't think it's inevitable that this country will descend into fascism — but …

    Tagged as: Fascism Resistance
  3. RIP Lis Schofield

    Fri 19 February 2016
    By John Mark Schofield in Health

    On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, Anne Lise (Lis) Schofield died from complications of dementia.

    Miles Schofield, her husband and father of John Schofield, died November 11, 2014.

    Lis leaves her sister Grethe, her son John, John's wife Marlyse, and their two children Heather and James.

    The service will be Saturday …

    Tagged as: Family Biography Funeral
  4. A Good BASH Script Template

    Mon 09 February 2015
    By John Mark Schofield in Technology

    I start out all my BASH scripts with the following boilerplate:

    #!/bin/bash
    set -e
    set -o pipefail
    set -u
    

    Let's talk for a minute about why each one of those lines is a good idea.

    set -e: Exit immediately if a simple command exits with a non-zero status. If …

    Tagged as: Bash Programming

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