A small Chilean rodent. "As a pet, the animal is larger than a golden hamster but smaller than a fancy rat."
nonbeard 2019-04-20 07:53:20
Infocom game source. Interesting to see the .zil.
Google Code Search: 1. create inverted index of trigraphs. 2. Use a regex engine to split the regex query in terms of trigraphs. 3. Farm the inverted index out over "some" machines.
Even more ray tracing
More ray tracing
Ancient dna integrated virus seems to manipulate behaviour
This is pretty funny. Distributed database researchers: "It's impossible to guarantee that all systems will have exactly the same time, so we should use a consistency protocol that imposes a logical ordering on top of incoming transactions". Google: "We've got unlimited resources, let's set hard limits on the maximum time skew we could have and work from there". Everyone else: "We have pretty much no resources, but NTP is a thing, right? And if Google does it..." It also makes a really good point about the CAP theorem, which is that consistency is absolute, partitions are always a possibility... but availability is *never* 100%, so you can never sacrifice consistency for availability, but rather sacrifice consistency for (perhaps marginally) *more* availability.
From tvtropes on Sapir-Whorf tropes: most instances of this trope implicitly equate languages with their words, which is a failure to understand even basic linguistics. Linguists see languages as grammars [...] People consciously invent new words or adopt foreign ones all the time [... but] rarely consciously invent new grammatical tenses for their language, much less invent new obligatory grammatical rules for things like evidentiality.
nonbeard 2018-08-31 00:51:08
MOTHER BRAIN? FUCKIN TOASST
Script lots of Mac things with Lua. Based on Mjolnir, hence the silly name? I wish I were motivated enough to hack my environment up this much.
This would be a great Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup guide, except that I will never play DCSS again, because I hate it. It's the worst game ever and ridiculously unfair and frustrating and I will never open it again despite the fun times I've had in the past with my draconian axe-wielding fire elementalist
"The culprit is Yasu"
Eloston/ungoogled-chromium: Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparencyhttps://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium
Version of Chromium I'm now using.
I'm slowly moving towards not hating ORMs. I haven't tried this one, but it's used by supysonic and seems to be working very well.
This was very helpful, even though leeloo has now become an apache project called Amber
This biscuit recipe is great, but ridiculously fatty!
because I'll need this in a few months when the LE cert expires
"in place of a legal notice, here is a blessing" -- this paragraph sums up everything I find simultaneously delightful and exasperating about open source.
nonbeard 2018-06-01 00:28:44
Great article on generating interesting palettes in a few bytes.
Flopine's shaders (revision 2018)
nonbeard 2018-05-29 14:57:53
Of course someone has already made the devil's advocaat.
"outlook not so good"
This was nice.
psion serial sync protocol
Watcom C/C++ compiler supporting small memory model (8088/8086)
The "permutation test" enables you to look for patterns in small strings of data without introducing a bias -- instead of making a statement about whether the string's patterns are significant versus an infinite string, you instead permute the string multiple times and perform the same analysis each time. You then determine whether the original string is unusual w.r.t. its permutations. Thanks, Numberphile!
nonbeard 2018-04-11 10:40:42
Vector Quantization for audio compression: take a chunk of sample, use a clustering algorithm to get n clusters, replace the sample with cluster references.
Tried to find a way to prepare kombu dashi without soaking the kombu overnight, failed.
nonbeard 2018-03-10 21:46:20
Found this while researching Singapore prata. (aka roti canai)
Carluccio's pasta w/ balls recipe via gvt
A skilled person could probably tell which NES audio driver was used just by listening to music from the game.
Rate vs. timing (XIII) Flavors of spike-based theories (3) Polychronization « The Brian spiking neural network simulatorhttp://briansimulator.org/rate-vs-timing-xiii-flavors-of-spike-based-theories-3-polychronization/
It occurs in balanced excitatory-inhibitory networks with irregular activity and standard spike-timing-dependent plasticity, and in such conditions neurons are known to be highly sensitive to coincidences. In other words, it is a particular perspective on the dynamics of such networks.
Mohammad Mosaddegh was the head of a democratically elected government from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and MI6.
the fabled no-scrollback terminal. Works fine and got me to figure out how to enable mouse mode in tmux. For future reference, to enable mouse mode in tmux, echo "set -g mouse on" >>~/.tmux.conf
nonbeard 2018-02-09 23:59:17
We don’t talk any more
Speculative execution of a prefetch instrn on ppc caused cache incoherence even if it wasn't retired
Lightweight mod etc player, in case sdl_mixer sucks