Is there a trope for people who only toot about tooting? Because I’m clearly that guy
Finding myself drawn to a lot at the moment. I’ve been avoiding social media for the past week but my Mastodon feed is a much needed oasis of irreverent banter 🏝️
The Coronavirus curve is baked and set for the next two weeks. I don’t need up to the minute news on the latest system to crunch under strain or record-breaking death toll. There’ll be plenty of time to read that after the peak has passed. 🙏
In this downturn, with everything from stocks to cryptocurrency falling, the only thing I want to invest in is Jacob Collier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-KrhH8ndXg
#Mastodon 3.0: A short overview of some of our newest features
3 weeks until #strangeloop conference and I'm starting my usual conference prep activities:
- reading the description of every talk, ranking them, and planning which ones I'll see
- agonizing over the time slots with 3 Must See Talks at the same time
- daydreaming about the interesting people I'll meet and the amazing hallway conversations we'll have
uspol, read if you use any amazon services
Amazon quietly removed a line from its transparency report saying it had "never participated" in the NSA's PRISM program.
Goal: Do not show hashtags in search or autocomplete that are, in simple terms, junk. One-off typos, accidents, vandalism
Approach: Assign a simple score to hashtags and bump it up every time something qualitative happens to the hashtag
Current iteration: Bump up the score when a hashtag "trends" (trends are not visible to end-users)
Problem: It does not capture hashtags that are used consistently day-to-day and therefore never "trend"
During my org-mode research I found a couple of cool dired stuff in Emacs. It really is amazing at what it can do.
%m - to mark files by regex.
^ goes up to parent dir; > forward subdir, < backward subdir.
super cool: activate read-only with C-x C-q. Now you can move around and change file names & dirs as if they are text lines. C-c C-c : accept changes.
s to sort. Did you know about C-u s? specify options (ex: -ls sort by size)
Z to zip; hit enter on a zip to view contents.
B612 is an open-source font developed by Airbus. It's the result of a research project to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font” to improve display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading. https://b612-font.com/
Connecting the dots with data. Founder & Principal Analyst @ NBS LLC, a Data Consultancy. 🖖
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