So far I've mostly tooted about technical stuff (hashtag Free Software), but I have the feeling that many people in Mastodon tend to be more personal. As a challenge for myself, I'll try to be more active now that I'll be in #Glasgow for a few months with my partner.
Today: day trip to Edinburgh. Photo from the train: it takes only one hour, and it's amazing how close the mountains are. The highlands must really be over tgetr after all! https://mastodon.social/media/9NpXT5S64zViZTGN-Uw
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I didn't understand how SharedArrayBuffer could be used to construct a timer; https://gruss.cc/files/fantastictimers.pdf explains it.
One web worker loops forever and increments a counter inside the shared buffer; another worker simply reads the value. This is a high-resolution timer.
Believe it or not I had sort of prepared a neat little tootstorm on OoO and speculative execution when I realised that what is really needed is an analysis on what tradeoffs were chosen as opposed to yet another OoO description.
What seems to be missing from everything I have read are two points:
a) speculative execution and OoO go back a long time (IBM S/360 model 85),
b) they are essential for performance: you simply cannot get “the numbers” otherwise.
Some of you might be old enough to…
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If you are into making cakes, this has some great explanations of what happens when one is cooked. Recommended reading even if you are not vegan: http://www.veganbaking.net/articles/guides/how-to-veganize-a-cake-recipe
Watching Breakfast at Tiffany's for the N-th time, and wondering how could I had not notice before that there's a portrait of Charles the III of Spain in Paul Varjak's apartment 😱
Charles III of Spain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_III_of_Spain
I don't do new year resolutions because that way there is no room for lack of follow-through. Plus, achievements always get to be a pleasant surprise, instead of something bound to happen.
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Do Castlevania titles other than Symphony of The Night have reverse castles? I'm truly hoping the old ones do, so I can confirm my theory that it was a clever trick to pack more gameplay in the then-limited storage. It's such a dumb idea, that it's actually triple clever, because it kinda also adds to the storytelling (not that was probably ever that much of it in the first installments, though!)
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Somehow the whole Castlevania saga passed under the radar for me as a kid, probably because I was more into point-and-click adventure games. Lately I have been playing Symphony of the Night, and it has been great so far (that is: highly addictive), and the many quirks it has add charm, if something.
maybe "millennials" will be the last named generation; "boomers" will keep calling everyone younger than them millennials until they all die off and then we can all just stop talking about generations having characteristic beyond what emerge from their material conditions
what is this fabled "good" morning I hear people talk about
The libdrm API is so X11-ish that I can imagine myself being amongst mainframes 100x slower than the phone I'm typing this in...