For more production systems I prefer defining containers via Ansible or Terraform (both have different issues), but with development environments it's easy to get an "all you have is a hammer" situation.
@cwebber they are cool and useful (when I get interested in something by listening to the show, I follow the links; I prefer to not use the browser while listening), while some recent ones look very impressive, almost like a standalone blog post.
@forteller there are NFC chips with several kilobytes of memory, so this should work if the phone can handle it as an ics file. It might be comparably done via a QR code, they have similar capacities (but might need extra effort to scan it). I have seen more info about using URLs for this, since they allow tracking.
I'd prefer to see the organization name, so I can search for their Web site and find the event schedule there, without possibly getting untrusted URLs from NFC or QR codes.
@forteller I think there isn't much need to change when using an old CC license: BY-SA automatically allows derived works under newer license versions, so most likely all new features of 4.0 can be used with works under 3.0. Unlike most software licenses with version numbers, both versions are good and there isn't much motivating incompatibility (like upgrades to GPL3+ so the software wouldn't be used by Apple).
Or maybe more of the changes are not relevant in the USA.
@forteller wouldn't this be solved by a bot boosting posts of specific accounts? This wouldn't make anything else more complicated and I think some projects have accounts effectively working like that (maybe manually). And it's like blog planets from which I learned a lot.
Categorizing posts might be hard (if not just by the language) and I usually prefer having more to read so I skip ones not in English instead of missing useful and interesting ones.
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My current hobbies are video games, learning to play musical instruments and drawing. I collect lists of ideas like queries for testing search engines.
I hope this #introduction won't be my only post where I'm not writing about non-working things.
@rysiek It's very cool and reading the source I just learned about CSS blending modes and how a map selection could work. I wish more tools like static site generators or ones generating reports from code worked in such a way. (Since zooming in makes the map smaller, I have to open the SVG in another browser tab to read its labels; it's the feature I miss in documents with embedded SVGs.)
An insurance company sent me my new policy: as an encrypted #PDF, without stating the password anywhere. So I had to run pdfcrack for almost four minutes to get the password.
Many Internet anti-spam techniques work over the #phone: I have many blocked #spam numbers (after a single call), greylisting (most people call again if I don't pick up if away from the phone), protocol checks (if someone speaks the same "hello" before I reply then I block them as a spammer), a kind of CAPTCHA (if I ask "do you offer in-room photovoltaics?" the spammers hang up, since they do). Same as email, I feel all of these techniques could prevent real helpful humans from contacting me.
I looked for a #literate_programming tool that is not specific to a single programming language, supports macros (as in one code fragment defines a function with a reference to a statement in its body added by another code fragment, with correct indents for Python), can be easily installed from repos that I already use and does not require TeX output (I hope to post something to that newer thing also called Web). I found exactly #org_mode Babel, it seems to do everything that I need.
I never noticed so much need for #Emacs keybindings until getting a #keyboard without arrow keys (a Ducky One 2 Mini). Combinations like C-p or C-n work well (fifth finger of the left hand over the left Ctrl key), the simulated arrow keys don't (Fn-k, Fn-i where Fn is the second rightmost key under my right palm). My only problem is software like Firefox not using Emacs-style key bindings. (And adapting to a slightly wider spacebar than on my other keyboards.)
My computer #keyboard stopped working (not responding to key presses, after unplugging and plugging again the backlight was off). After disassembling it I learned that its USB cable has broken (with unisolated wires touching each other) and that despite its otherwise higher quality than the cheapest keyboards that I used it also has rubber domes. I might attempt to repair it later.
One of the things I like about #git_annex is accessing its data via git and usual shell tools, so without learning any specific git annex commands I can check e.g. if all my ebooks would fit an ereader device: (echo print\(;git diff `git hash-object -t tree /dev/null`|sed -rn 's,^.*\.git/annex/objects/.*s([0-9]+)--[^-]+\.epub$,\1 +,p';echo 0\))|python3
Of my 2021 new year resolutions, I succeeded at "do easy X every day" and "do easy Y once early in the year", instead of "always do Z" I solved the underlying problem differently; I failed at all unclear or hard resolutions. (Some problems are remembering the resolution when being able to progress it and setting realistic goals.) I feel I should have learned this in two weeks, not a year, if doing any agile project.
@cwebber are NaNs equal for this canonicalization or do they not occur in your domain? (these casts seem to preserve their bit patterns, but a NaN is not equal to itself, so it's not lossy unless using floating point equality checks)
@cwebber @aradinfinity This looks very similar to what http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/products/smartbook.htm and some other cancelled or otherwise non-available devices could have been. (I imagine all my software issues with a phone and external keyboard or a laptop and external screen would get much more complex with such use cases.)
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