My end-of-year books-read list: https://occasionallycogent.com/books_of_2018/index.html
Many people who followed the story of #Keyboardio, their backer updates, have been pushing them to consider writing a book about their experience. Reading their newest backer update, that feeling intensified tenfold. There's drama, mystery, anticipation, thrill, crime, and in the end, Good triumphs. It's starting to feel like it needs a movie too, not just a book.
I just learned about extended DCGs in Prolog and they are very cool. I even mostly avoided comparing then to monads 😬 https://occasionallycogent.com/prolog_edcgs/index.html
Spoilers for "The Missing" Show more
I'm watching the supergreatfriend "Let's Play" of "The Missing" now. From basically as soon as the game started, I was sure that JJ was trans, but I wasn't entirely sure why. Now, in episode 6, they start teasing the reveal of that.
I am just really curious what it was about the intro to the game that made that so obvious but left me unable to article why :/
@ambrevar Hey, I just wanted to let you know I just moved my blog from Jekyll + markdown to Org, based on your "A Blog in Pure Org" post.
Thanks a lot for writing that & publishing your setup, it was extremely helpful!
Made a Trans Pride flag in solidarity for Trans Day of Remembrance effect for Kaleidoscope, if anyone would like such a thing https://gitlab.com/snippets/1781330
I went back to a two-year-old Rust project & tried to get it building again with the latest stable Rust & updated libraries. It was surprisingly straightforward for the most part -- I could just check the updated project docs & let the compiler errors show what needed to change -- but oof did the changes to how the hyper HTTP client work take an annoying amount of time to fix :/
I know there's a lot of demand for reviews of books that came out 180 years ago, so I wrote a bit about my thoughts after reading *Democracy in America* http://occasionallycogent.com/2018/10/10/democracy_in_america.html
You have a question for the #Krita developers?
Today, Boudewijn Rempt, Scott Petrovic and Dmitry Kazakov will reply them on this AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit!
I wrote a little bit about my recent Prolog excursion, writing an HTTP/2 client http://occasionallycogent.com/2018/08/26/http2_client_in_prolog.html
Beware detached, privileged ppl that fancy themselves intellectuals, who talk at length about things they'll never understand. I've heard so many repugnant ideas expressed in erudite, civil tones.
I notice it happens *a lot* with people in STEM fields tbh. I think math makes white cis het men feel like they don't have to have empathy or humility.
Alt-Right White Wolf Article: Update Show more
You may have seen the article going around from "Dog With Dice" about how the latest version of White Wolf's "Vampire: The Masquerade" was specifically written for and marketed to the alt-right.
The article author's whole site is now dead and their Twitter account has been deleted without explanation.
I suspect foul play and severe harassment from alt-right 4channers.
The article is still cached here. Spread it far and wide.
"How i [sic] Choose Software" - A webshit rants about not being allowed to be sexist in the FreeBSD IRC. In the process, he explains exactly why he shouldn't be allowed in the FreeBSD IRC, then proceeds to bikeshed how to keep all the _other_ sexists out.
(note, style is a blatant ripoff of http://n-gate.com/)
I make computer things in Toronto, mostly in Clojure. I powerlifting, strongman, and Highland Games How are you?
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