JRuby to support \K escape sequence in

Allow me to celebrate the JRuby team (and nearby efforts) in that the next patch release of it will include \K as a regular expression special character. This GitHub Issue was just closed with a resolution in the Joni library: https://github.com/jruby/jruby/issues/4871 Its support is in a little select company, randomly listed at StackOverflow, which has […]

Travel report: MirageOS hack retreat in Marrakesh 2017

I am just back from a week off in Marrakesh. Together with a hearty group of people from many places, I wrote and documented software in the heart of the medina. We also ascended the snow-covered mountain in the picture above. A group around the ambitious MirageOS project gathered to enjoy community around the programming […]

Cinemateket: a personal failure to build habit

The new slimmer Cinemateket. It never really came together, my going there out of habit. Habit-forming failure, if you will. Now that they’ve scaled it all back to a trickle of must-see films from the nowadays-much-smaller showable-as-analog past, it’s lost much of its previous smorgasbord charm for me. Choosing not to view a certain film […]

A disciplined method to fix Rubocop TODOs

Here, a listicle of advice you never asked for! A method to locate and fix linting errors in Rubocop one at a time: choose a “cop” from the .rubocop_todo.yml file remove the line which includes the .rubocop_todo.yml rubocop –only Lint/IneffectiveAccessModifier fix issues and test fixes with the –only invocation rubocop –auto-gen-config to regenerate the .rubocop_todo.yml […]

Game prep

See, this list of game preparation is soon a year old: Buy skulls as game chits. Invite players and nag them to confirm attendance. Read the text of the scenario to play. Try out the conflict system. Practice run. Realize the rules are many but smart. List game activities. Figure out snacks and food.  

Hold Elasticsearch back on 2.4 for Chewy on macOS

So, Elasticsearch 5.0.0 is out. I’m using Chewy, a Ruby DSL gem that’s quite good. It’s not quite there yet with the deprecated Query APIs, (see Release Notes), so to keep using it you need to hold back to the Elasticsearch 2.4 series which is the last stable release. (Question about this, answered in the issue […]