Time for #introductions.
I'm a software engineer who went from backend to frontend development. I enjoy #lisp most, but have dabbled in too many to list. I speak 🇩🇪 🇬🇧 🇷🇺. Things fascinating me:
What Pokémon is this?
Today I attended the first day of an on-site sprint session and doodled lots of designs. One exercise was about coming up with many design variations.
The feel when you stopped using your in-ears for over a month, put them in again and the music feels far too loud because you finally gave your ears their well deserved rest.
Baby's got the bends.
I'm finally part of the bent smartphone club. It's fascinating how the screen takes the curvature like a champ.
Maybe I should switch back to my old one.
- core modules layout
- full numeric tower support by default
- declarative packaging system
- deployment as static binaries has been made super easy (just a build switch)
- reproducible builds, for CHICKEN itself and any code built with it!
Full list of changes here: https://code.call-cc.org/dev-snapshots/2018/08/11/NEWS
Wish you could see an instance’s local timeline without having to create an account on there? @KevinMarks made a tool to do just that http://www.unmung.com/mastoview?url=mastodon.art&view=local
> Be me
> Spray water around at 38°C
> See angry black-yellow striped insect slowly flying towards unused hand
> It looks like a rocket trying to land on a planet
> It actually stings me in my palm
> During take-off it rips its butt off
> I immediately pull out its needle by its torn off butt
Next time I'll use Za Warudo on you, winged asshole.
I wonder whether this company is the butt of every joke.
drink Show more
Home-made ice tea for a day of hard work.
- Brew black tea (preferably Earl Grey for maximum taste)
- Let it chill
- Add plenty lemon juice
- Sweeten it with something like self - made mint syrup, honey, whatever
- Pour into plastic bottles
- Freeze them over night, bring them to work for a slowly melting drink
Hey Fediverse, ever wondered how to get a radfem girlfriend? I think I finally figured it out, purely by accident:
1. Get invited to a (birthday) party of someone who's into non-conservative politics
2. Talk with lots of people they know for that reason
I dreamed of playing chess. I don't even like chess. However, it was a revelation as I finally figured out why:
- Chess is ultimately a war game. You're expected to lead an army, most of it will die, but it doesn't matter as long as you take your opponent's king hostage
- You can't save everyone. Every piece except one can be traded or sacrificed
- It's unclear how the midgame looks like, there's too much of a search space. Eventually you're left with bits of your army and try to win with that
partey thoughts Show more
- Sit down, listen, make tangentially related comments for the laughs
- Make a combo of those and heads will turn your way, fail and try again later
- If you're waiting for the perfect moment, but miss it and deliver, you'll just confuse them
- You'll be fine as long as you're not being too selfish
- Not remembering names is OK
- Taking a break doesn't make you more interesting (unlike in school), but recharges your batteries
- People will thank you for being a good sport
I remember an old Byte Magazine article proclaiming "Don't mode me in!", about the then-revolutionary Smalltalk GUI environment compared to the then-in-vogue text UIs that locked you into specific modes of input.
Am reminded a lot of that article when working with old-school Unix/Linux stuff. :P
Found a PDF copy floating online https://tech-insider.org/star/research/acrobat/8108-a.pdf ... it goes into a lot more detail on Smalltalk than I remember about the mode stuff, but it's all good stuff. :D
I quite dig this style, luscious thick outlines that may have been made in Inkscape. Do you know of any more manga like that? These panels are from Soil, a mystery story about a quiet village where everyone pretends to be normal, scanlated by the legendary Kotonoha and Hox.
New #blog post: Fixing My #1 Annoyance With #Clojure: http://emacsninja.com/posts/fixing-my-annoyance-with-clojure.html
manga review Show more
- Last one for today: Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou
- I hate when manga have hard to remember long titles
- One of those I decided to read based on a suggestive panel
- It's funny, but the mechanic it revolves around is rather confusing
- You have a self-restrained heroine, take her self-restraint as payment, then take her enforcing self-restraint as payment?
- It's even more stupid towards the end
- Ah, no wonder, it's the Elfenlied author pairing up with a different artist...
Some big improvements to backtraces in GNU Emacs trunk! https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2018-07/msg01011.html