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Throwing around ideas for the title of a talk on lisp and clojure:

* embrace the braces
* listen to your parens
* functional cons-tructs
* stay awhile and lispen
* juxt a moment

Tomorrow’s date will be written as an eight-digit palindrome around the world, the first time this has happened in 900 years.

The coincidence is rare because countries use differing conventions. February 2, 2020, is a palindrome whether expressed as day/month/year (02/02/2020), month/day/year (02/02/2020), or year/month/day (2020/02/02).

This happened last on November 11, 1111, and it won’t happen again until March 3, 3030.


Today is 02-02-2020, which is a rare palindromic date. Hear Steven Goodwin talk about FOSDEM, from back-to-front, in Janson at 5pm.

It's official. The jury is in. has the best stickers at . Although I still need to find the wizard.

The experience is wanting to get into one of the smaller tracks, getting there early, queuing for a while, realising you're not getting in, and deciding to get some coffee and watch the live stream in the hallway track instead.

New Jepsen analysis is out! We talk about etcd's key-value ops, transactions, watches, and locks. Things look pretty good: KV ops look strict serializable. Watches deliver all changes in order, though be careful about passing revision 0. Locks, however, are fundamentally unsafe, and failed to provide mutual exclusion immediately in our testing. No surprise there: distributed locks (in the sense of mutexing execution) are impossible in async networks.

Here's a tough thought experiment.

PSA: Peter Watts is always worth a read.

Your beauty lasts beyond the grave
The angels call you, sainted maid
Although you're nameless here, forever more
Your voice is like forgotten lore
I'm rapping at the chamber door
I cannot compete with you, Lenore
Lenore Lenore Lenore Lenore
I'm begging of you please don't haunt my man

This is a nice and succinct style guide for git commit messages.

@highvoltage I noticed that toot is stuck on v0.21 in debian stable. Not sure what the debian policies are, is it possible to update that to a more recent version? There have been some bugfixes in the past few releases which would be nice to have.

# toot 0.25.0 released

It's been a little while, enjoy. :)

* Show character count when composing (#121)
* Include changelog and license in sourceballs (#133)
* Fix searching by hashtag which include the '#' (#134)
* Upgrade search to v2 (#135)
* Fix compatibility with Python < 3.6 (don't use fstrings) now points at ::1

Have fun xD

James Mickens - My Love Letter To Computer Science Is Very Short And I Also Forgot To Mail It

I love this guy.

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