The iteration order for Elixir maps is not just “undefined” in the sense that there is some order at runtime...
Unicode codepoint ranges for emoji Thu Feb 22 '24 at 02:06 PM
I’d assumed that emoji were all organized into a contiguous Unicode codepoint range, but this is very much not the...
One Paragraph Reviews, Vol. I Thu Feb 15 '24 at 03:26 PM
Going to try and see if this format helps me get through the backlog of reviews I’ve been meaning to...
Imagine you're ChatGPT... Mon Feb 12 '24 at 01:49 PM
You are ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI, based on the GPT-4 architecture. — OpenAI’s system prompt for ChatGPT Imagine...
Corporate Processing Service scam Sun Feb 11 '24 at 04:23 PM
Received this official-looking document in the mail by virtue of having my address associated with my failed startup. If you look...
Adventures printing a PDF Thu Feb 08 '24 at 02:38 PM
Just tried to print out a PDF and it’s been an adventure! Preview and Chrome don’t print any math notation, including...

If a function is only called from a single place, consider inlining it. – John Carmack

From John Carmack on Inlined Code on Jonathan Blow’s blog.

I was excited to learn that S3 has natively supported redirects since 2012. That meant that I could use the power...
Poor structuralists Wed Jan 31 '24 at 12:25 PM
Given their disdain for the social sciences, certain Silicon Valley venture capitalists have an ironic affinity to unwittingly describing things...
In macOS, if you click on an application’s icon in the dock, it’ll either: open it, if it isn’t already running, gently...

From my all-time favorite README:

“I don’t feel like killing you anymore,” offers Bond. “I’m having far too much fun discussing macros with you. If I kill you, I’ll have to start over.”

Via Alma, a programming language by Carl Mäsak.

Professor Christine Korsgaard’s work on Kant is fascinating. Her writing is exceedingly clear and rigorous. In contrast, a lot of writing on...
Palworld is pretty fun with friends! Maybe I’ll write more about the gameplay later. We ended up using ZeroTier, which let...

Was lazy and made some cornbread from boxed mix today. Threw in half a bag of frozen corn as well, remembering Sweet Tomatoes, and it turned out great!

I recently migrated this site off of a unnamed hosted blogging platform. I’d hoped it’d make it easier to blog more,...

Fetch is hard work! 🐶

A small white dog yawning.

I’ve recently started playing around with Elixir. It’s quite nice that Elixir pattern matching errors include the value that failed to...

Favorite hojicha I’ve had so far. Was so good it single-handed convinced me to try different more hojicha instead of my usual teas. teashop.uogashi-meicha.co.jp/products/…

conda singlehandedly takes up 85% of my zsh startup time (170 ms out of 200 ms)!!! Used:

for i in $(seq 1 10); do time zsh -i -c exit; done

to check. Switching to micromamba now…

Just found Superkey by Ryan Hanson. I’d already been using Rectangle Pro by him for window management. Type text and it’ll find it & click it, in any open app in macOS. Going to see if it sticks but it’s an interesting concept executed well. Love how macOS has so many indie apps.

I wanted to jot down some notes from my experience compiling a command-line application written in Elixir to a statically-linked...
The docs say @requirements ["app.config"] should be sufficient, but that gave me this error: (RuntimeError) could not lookup App.Repo because it...

Hypothesis: as ∫prestige of institution dt → 1, P(grifter at institution) → 1. But p never reaches 1; grifters are clever enough to realize they need some non-grifters to launder their reputations. Thus always to the institutions of creative destruction—sic semper institutis!

Waiting for the clock to hit 5pm… 🐶

A dog lying with a sleepy expression in a chair, her head tucked under the armrest.

Hopefully my last Vim TIL for a while: embedded Lua in Vimscript in Neovim wasn’t working. nvim-treesitter + this in ~/.config/nvim/after/queries/vim/injections.scm works:

; extends
(lua_statement
  (script
    (body) @injection.content)
  (#set! injection.language "lua"))

Vim TIL:

:Inspect() tells you the highlighting group of the text under the cursor; useful for creating color schemes. ZZ is the same as :x; writes & closes the current file/window. :verbose set foo tells you who last set the variable foo; useful for debugging.

Currently reading The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. Absolutely love it so far. 📚

Serious dog. 🐶

I’d definitely rather have a pretty car than an ugly one. But I’d never say “what a striking Mercedes SUV, I have to get that in the background of my photo!!” (cf. clothes, houses, …) Cars are ugliness-minimized, not beauty-maximized.

Here’s how to make Firefox look like this: Install Sidebar Tabs, which does 99% of the work. In about:config, set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to...

Finally looked up how to get Fastmail to automatically add (not accept) calendar invites. By default it only does this for contacts. Go to Settings > Calendars > Calendar options > Invitations then set “For messages from” to “Anyone.” Now if they could just fix their spam problem…

Sad fire hydrant :’( In San Francisco.

Creative heated outdoor seating. In Incline Village, near Lake Tahoe. 🗺️

Do Not Pass

Isuien Garden in Nara uses these cute rocks to mark closed paths. 🗺️

Currently reading: A Hero Born by Jin Yong 📚

🐶 selfie

Hello, world Tue Apr 19 '22 at 12:00 AM
First!!!