This page lists a lot of emacs packages and how to financially support their maintainers: https://github.com/freetonik/support-emacs-community-devs
I would love to see the same thing for other programming communities.
I spent a little time unwinding and hobby-hacking recently in Rust. Haven't used it in probably five years. Surprised and pleased at many things that have grown in the meantime (holy shit y'all been busy writing crates), but mostly enjoying the feeling of everything being exactly where I expect it to be. Like a custom-built bike or something. Spoiled, grinning.
This bad girl is 19ft across and can cut through 70ft of hard rock in 34 hours. She'll be put to work 5 days a week, and will rest on 6th and 7th days for sharpening her claws and what not.
Local school kids have named her MaMaJo, after the area's three rivers (Maumee, St Marys, and St Johns).
She was on public display today.
(My wife worked on the geotechnical site investigation for this project. We went to Indiana to see the tunnel boring machine and to hang out with old friends.)
LB: Can vouch for Better World Books. Have ordered from them before and had zero problems.
If you're sick of Amazon and need a bookstore alternative betterworldbooks.com sells used books for 1/3 the price, carbon offsets shipping, and donates to literacy programs for kids.
Who are these little red people and what are them doing the milkweed pods?
(They are milkweed bug nymphs or something, per the interwebs)
Twitter thread Show more
Just as suspected, evolution is a billion-year legacy project riddled with technical debt, and our species is working on fixing that problem FOR GOOD
(Do you remember the fantastic https://wtfevolution.tumblr.com/?)
Forgot to report: two monarchs left home yesterday!
No pictures. I wasn't home to witness their departure.
That NYT op-ed Show more
"The root of the problem is the president’s amorality."
Wait, there were moral ones? "Being amoral" is pretty much the job description.
"Countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly"
Says the biggest meddler of the world.
"We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue."
That "bomb bomb bomb Iran" guy is a what now?
Criminalizing homelessness struck down Show more
US 9th District Appeals Court rules that prosecuting #homeless persons for sleeping in public violates the US Constitution's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/us/-homeless-sleeping-on-street-ruling.html
India 🏳️🌈 Show more
Justice Chandrachud quoted Leonard Cohen's "Democracy" when striking down parts of Indian Penal Code section 377 as unconstitutional.
Justice Dipak Misra qoted von Goethe, John Stuart Mill and Shakespeare.
Justice Indu Malhotra said, "history owes an apology to the members of this community and their families".
Justice Nariman said that all government officials, in particular police officials should be given periodic sensitisation and awareness training.
The decision was unanimous.
Would someone want to help organize an ActivityPub room at FOSDEM 2019? https://fosdem.org/2019/news/2018-08-10-call-for-participation/
Why am I getting Chinese (?) robocalls? 🤔
THE FUTURE isn't here yet until I get robocalls in Malayalam
Early bird tickets for RacketCon with keynote speaker Kent Dybvig are still available -- come to St Louis! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/sep/04/racketcon2018announce/
Computering Show more
Been playing with Nix a bit. I kind of like Nix, but I do not want to grok the Nix Expression Language. Nix is a means for me, not an end!
I much prefer Scheme, I think. Which brings us back to Guix, but Guix wasn't quite there in terms of Haskell tools packaging. Perhaps I can have both Nix and Guix, since they share the store format?
I have a small brain and little free time which isn't enough for all the goofing off I do and this is way too much computering already. 😰
Another visitor from yesterday. 🦋
I am declaring this program of throwing some sunflower and zinnia seeds randomly in the yard and letting milkweeds etc just be a Great Success.
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