„…I hope these difficulties will not last long. My brother is helpless and impractical in this material world. He is a victim of his great love for science.''—N. Scheinfinkel

The domestic robot's lidar has detected evidence of a mirror universe.

You think maintaining software is boring? Let me tell you about boring “There was a layer of dust in this moraine, and I just put it in a plastic bag and I’ve been working on it for the last — how long is it? — almost 15 years. […] I collected 6 kilograms of dust, and I’m about halfway through, and I’ve got over 3,000 particles. And I probably missed quite a few, too. Materials I found in the moraine later showed that it’s been collecting dust for at least 700,000 years.”—Matthew Genge

This is interesting. As fast as light is, it's rather slow when you take into account the vastness of space.

“You can't succeed if you haven't decided what you intend to accomplish. More important, you can't fail. You can enjoy all the satisfaction of completing a dozen tasks a day without making any progress toward a single goal.” I think that’s also about constant configuring of our tools but not doing much with them 🤷

I’m going to let everyone in on a little secret, a secret handshake that occurs in internet discussions. The group is people who use the en dash to correctly indicate numeric ranges like 3–4. They will never point it out but I guarantee to you they’re nodding to each other smugly when they see it.

Just flicking through, spotted this. It's still pretty much true (the book was published in 1984).

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How I accidentially contributed to OBS.

In less than an hour will tell a story how to contribute to free and open source projects. Will show that it's not that hard. Maybe will inspire someone to do so)


#foss #floss #guix #obs #opensource

“most people are good. You simply don't hear from them very often.”

There's a place in Turkey called the Burj Al Babas and it looks like someone went hog wild with copy and paste on a small castle `

DONE! Here is the promised before/after pic.

Now I'm back to software things and general parenting chaos.

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“What happens when people use the equations of scientific models without a proper understanding of their stories is nicely illustrated by the joke about the physics student who combines Einstein’s E = m ⋅ c² with Pythagoras’ a² + b² = c² to deduce E = m ⋅ (a² + b²).”

“when I was a teen and trying to put it all together, I thought that life was a matter of figuring out the answers to questions and that was that. Now I’m learning that good answers lead to better questions, and that the cycle never ends.”
—Frank Wilczek

I met this little guy on the Fife coastal path near Kinghorn today. Such a little poser! And so bold, I got right up close. Really made my day. rhiaro.co.uk/2021/01/met-littl

my kid is really getting into playing Go online and every time I walk by him in the middle of a game I have to resist the urge to ask "hey, how's it *go*-ing?"

Today in digital archaeology: I wanted a PDF calendar generator and found one from 2009 that seemed nice, but the website had long ago disappeared. Luckily the internet archive had crawled it, and since the code was GPL'ed, I was able to update it to build on a modern system and produce page-a-day agendas for my e-ink tablet. github.com/osresearch/DynamicT

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