I can somewhat play the , but not enough to hang out with the real musicians. Here's a video I made a while ago:


I've mostly forgotten how to play this, I've recently started trying to relearn it.

"..things that can be parsed as variable names are treated as variable names in arithmetic contexts. ..bash does this *recursively* until it gets to an integer, or to something that can't be parsed as either an integer or a variable name."


OMG. This is _not_ documented.

@gcb @rain @kingcons

My Pebble's vibration motor finally bit the dust, so now I'm smartwatch shopping. The contenders are not promising in comparison.

I found one that looked kind of neat and got rave reviews, but then I looked at the Android app reviews and they were filled with bile and regret.

I sure wish Pebble hadn't gone out of business.

"Minimum wage machine" produces one penny every 4.97 seconds when the handle is turned, the same rate of earning as the current federal minimum wage in the U.S. (\$7.25)

Birdsite, farming demographics 

Long thought-provoking piece about the upper class (in Yale specifically and the US broadly) and their abdication of the responsibilities of privilege.


@zkat Maybe even more important to ridicule the original post, then.

How do I kill the 30-50 feral hog memes that run into my timeline?

This is so profound on so many levels I don't know where to begin.

When Having Friends Is More Alluring Than Being Right

I dropped my client onto github today! It's 1000sloc of /Tk for the core, plus a bunch of plugins. I've been using it as my primary client for the past couple of years, so it's well-used.

It's not for everyone, but I'd say it's one of the most hackable clients out there.


@phoe @emacsen I would say Forth is more readable, from lowered expectations if nothing else.

; S-V-O
(factorial defun (n)
((n = 0) if
(n * ((n - 1) factorial))))

; S-O-V
(factorial (n)
((n 0 =)
(n ((n 1 -) factorial) *) if) defun)

I would say using these orderings in lisp do not intrinsically improve readability.

uspol, musings on due process and police states 





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