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Common degu - Wikipedia


A small Chilean rodent. "As a pet, the animal is larger than a golden hamster but smaller than a fancy rat."

nonbeard 2019-06-12 05:33:53

Poems | Judith Crispin


Australian poet

nonbeard 2019-04-28 10:08:58

xeno-canto :: Sharing bird sounds from around the world

nonbeard 2019-04-20 07:53:20

historicalsource (Historical Source) / Repositories · GitHub


Infocom game source. Interesting to see the .zil.

nonbeard 2019-04-17 01:17:48

Regular Expression Matching with a Trigram Index


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.

nonbeard 2018-12-02 20:26:15

Accelerated Ray Tracing in One Weekend in CUDA | NVIDIA Developer Blog


Even more ray tracing

nonbeard 2018-11-06 08:48:50

In One Weekend


More ray tracing

nonbeard 2018-11-06 08:48:39



Ancient dna integrated virus seems to manipulate behaviour

nonbeard 2018-09-26 02:46:31

DBMS Musings: NewSQL database systems are failing to guarantee consistency, and I blame Spanner


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.

nonbeard 2018-09-21 15:17:18

Evidentiality - Wikipedia


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.

2018-09-07 01:33:15

truepeacein.space | Metroid Password Generator

nonbeard 2018-08-31 00:51:08

List of Metroid passwords | Wikitroid | FANDOM powered by Wikia



nonbeard 2018-08-31 00:48:14



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.

nonbeard 2018-08-26 22:57:26

DCSS Guide - UV4


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

nonbeard 2018-08-25 00:03:12

Storyblocks Portfolio | ylivdesign


Icon designer

nonbeard 2018-07-24 10:37:45

The Portopia Serial Murder Case - Wikipedia


"The culprit is Yasu"

nonbeard 2018-07-23 09:04:41

Giant flywheel to the rescue!

2018-07-19 00:33:22

Eloston/ungoogled-chromium: Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency


Version of Chromium I'm now using.

nonbeard 2018-07-18 14:34:53

PonyORM - Python ORM with beautiful query syntax


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.

nonbeard 2018-07-17 23:11:00

OAuth and REST in Android: Part 1 - Simple Programmer


This was very helpful, even though leeloo has now become an apache project called Amber

nonbeard 2018-07-16 11:13:50

Viennese whirls recipe | BBC Good Food


This biscuit recipe is great, but ridiculously fatty!

nonbeard 2018-07-14 21:19:14

Docker Cleanup Commands | Calazan.com


bloody docker

nonbeard 2018-06-26 23:03:34

How to Secure Postfix Using Let's Encrypt - UpCloud


because I'll need this in a few months when the LE cert expires

nonbeard 2018-06-21 18:27:37

SQLite: File Content


"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 2018-06-08 22:45:52

(A Bit of) Biological Neural Networks - Part I, Spiking Neurons

nonbeard 2018-06-01 00:28:44

Procedural palettes


Great article on generating interesting palettes in a few bytes.

nonbeard 2018-05-30 18:29:18

Shadertoy BETA


Flopine's shaders (revision 2018)

nonbeard 2018-05-30 18:28:44

Collected Advice for Doing Scientific Research | Probably Dance

nonbeard 2018-05-29 14:57:53

Devils Advocaat Recipe - Genius Kitchen


Of course someone has already made the devil's advocaat.

nonbeard 2018-05-14 21:16:19

Questions about STDP as a General Model of Synaptic Plasticity


"outlook not so good"

nonbeard 2018-05-14 20:13:02

Portuguese Bread Recipes: Pão de Deus


This was nice.

nonbeard 2018-05-04 22:22:03

Psion Link Protocol


psion serial sync protocol

nonbeard 2018-04-29 17:45:02

Open Watcom


Watcom C/C++ compiler supporting small memory model (8088/8086)

nonbeard 2018-04-27 22:33:36

Resampling (statistics) - Wikipedia


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 2018-04-20 11:36:03

The Mathematics of 2048: Optimal Play with Markov Decision Processes

nonbeard 2018-04-11 10:40:42

Broken Bytes: A 48Khz digital music player for the Commodore 64


Vector Quantization for audio compression: take a chunk of sample, use a clustering algorithm to get n clusters, replace the sample with cluster references.

nonbeard 2018-03-28 21:12:32

How to Make Kelp and Dashi Stock


Tried to find a way to prepare kombu dashi without soaking the kombu overnight, failed.

nonbeard 2018-03-25 10:14:16

The World of ‘Crime and Punishment’ | The Nation

2018-03-24 16:11:49

How autism may stem from problems with prediction

nonbeard 2018-03-10 21:46:20

Best Prata in Singapore: After Eating 72 Pratas! | Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow


Found this while researching Singapore prata. (aka roti canai)

nonbeard 2018-03-09 18:12:02

BBC Food - Recipes - Pasta with courgette sauce and spinach balls


Carluccio's pasta w/ balls recipe via gvt

nonbeard 2018-02-27 22:02:41

Category:Drivers - Video Game Music Preservation Foundation Wiki


A skilled person could probably tell which NES audio driver was used just by listening to music from the game.

nonbeard 2018-02-27 20:48:07

Rate vs. timing (XIII) Flavors of spike-based theories (3) Polychronization « The Brian spiking neural network simulator


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.

nonbeard 2018-02-26 22:41:39



Swiss biolab

nonbeard 2018-02-10 20:33:51

Mohammad Mosaddegh - Wikipedia


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.

nonbeard 2018-02-10 20:16:50

suckless.org st - simple terminal


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 2018-02-10 20:07:50

IRL black midi

nonbeard 2018-02-09 23:59:17

Chicken vs singer


We don’t talk any more

nonbeard 2018-02-05 21:57:30



Speculative execution of a prefetch instrn on ppc caused cache incoherence even if it wasn't retired

nonbeard 2018-01-08 08:33:21

GitHub - jfdelnero/HxCModPlayer: A simple and lite MOD (music module) player.


Lightweight mod etc player, in case sdl_mixer sucks

2017-12-23 18:56:35
📜 Boyfriend of Zelda