My friend J was at a large fika at my house, holding forth about the perennial mystery of Venice. I whispered the only thing I knew about the mystique of that place: some Englishman’s text about it. J winked and nodded, and knew it, of course. I have not read this work, except as an […]
In which I extol the greatness of The Morning Paper, a way to learn of things in computer science.
Ha, the blogging. WordPress happens much quicker than I can follow it, which is completely wonderful. Quite a few innovations arrived today: a new editing interface, called Gutenberg. This is easy. And way more accessible. I might use it, even.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I just had the dream meeting with a dockerized app. This is a use-case for containerization. I had to use MongoDB 3.0 to export some data and place it in a 2.6. Ouch: The 2.6 can’t connect to the 3.0. I didn't even know that mongodb still existed. — Martin Gausby (@gausby) November 29, 2016 A […]
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 […]
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.