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So many people follow me here, but I've never really written a proper . Time to change that!

Hey there, I'm Chris, but most friends call me 'muesli'. I'm a geek, a software developer, a maker, an opensource advocate and a tech enthusiast. I love programming and tinkering with things. I started almost three decades ago with Basic, and have learned & used Pascal, Assembly, C, C++, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Rust, Go, and Lua (pretty much in that order) over all these years.


Soooo, the sequel to Suicide Squad is also called Suicide Squad?! I don't find that confusing at all πŸ™„

Makes you wonder... are there other data compression algorithms we could employ?

What if your favorite song/movie could be encoded as a compact factorial?

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If you think about it, any text-file, any image or video, any executable on your machine is just stored as a series of 1's and 0's, and can simply be interpreted as a very, very large integer.

You're not running Excel, you're just running a number. You're not watching the latest episode of your favorite show, this is 180983984839912343232899016056542024...

I need a new vacuum cleaner... one that sucks, but at the same time doesn't suck πŸ˜„

πŸŽ‰ Well played, Fediverse, well played! πŸŽ‰

I should probably involve you more in my everyday life's decisions πŸ˜„

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Which square is the mine? (see thread)

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Ok, Fediverse, this is up to you now!

Watch the bottom center, only two squares are left here. One of them is a mine, the other isn't.

You decide, poll in the thread!

My public email account typically has a backlog of several weeks of email. Inbox Zero? Not a chance, I'm happy if it's a 3-digit number.

99% of it is nonsense I don't care about anyway, but every now and then there's a mail I respond to, and then it always feels *really* awkward to start the response with an apology for not getting back sooner πŸ˜„

"Thank you for considering me for this position some months ago, but well, uhm..."

18:30:08 up 2091 days, 18:52, 1 user, load average: 23.08, 23.03, 23.05

Thanks for all the hard work, buddy. Sad to see you go, but it was time.

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New release! 🎼 Harmonica: a simple Go spring animation library for smooth, natural motion. It has a simple API and works well in both 3D and 2D contexts β€” including in the terminal.

Fitness plan for programmers:

every time a build or unit test fails, you have to do 10 push-ups.

You'll become either incredibly good at programming or insanely fit. Maybe both with a bit of perseverance πŸ˜…

I'm not interested in any of the Cyberpunk body modifications, but I wouldn't mind a sleep button for my brain πŸ˜†

As a kid it was the most normal, everyday thing that the phone at home rang, you had no idea who called, you just picked it up and said "Hello?".

Today when the phone rings:

"WHAT?! How? Who? Why? I've never seen this number, I'm not gonna pick it up!"

"Learning to program has no more to do with designing interactive software than learning to touch type has to do with writing poetry"

-- Ted Nelson

My first reaction when I saw the design of the Steam Deck: "yeah, the Sega GameGear was a weird device".

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