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It seems they changed the github theme? It's uglier and it breaks my custom dark style :(

I don't understand why people are so fanatical about streaming every little piece of media they consume. Storage is dirt cheap. Audio files are small. Videos can be deleted after watching.

It's 2020. There's no reason to rely on heavy, JS-laden web pages or shitty mobile apps and ads every 2 seconds on both.

Then again, rushing out to the streets with champagne, fireworks and 'oliebollen' to mark this occasion would have made for a pretty strange image...

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Oh great, I missed celebrating the 16 * 10^8 seconds since unix epoch turnover, just today. Now I have to wait another 3.17 years for the next one... or I just wait for the 2038 32-bit signed int overflow and the subsequent apocalypse (y2k was far too tame imho)...

Vocage, my new terminal-based flashcard tool, is now also in the Arch User Repository, install with for example: yay -S vocage-git

I just released 'vocage', a minimalistic terminal-based vocabulary learner or flashcard tool that operates on simple plain-text tsv files. It uses a spaced-repetition algorithm to help you efficiently retain words. All open source & written in rust ๐Ÿฆ€

Possibly useful for NLP and data science: I wrote a small CLI tool in
๐Ÿฆ€Rust to split text-stream data into multiple sets (like train, test, development), with some fancy features (like multiple dependent input files, order preservation, custom delimiters).

I succumbed to a typical coder trap: Reinventing the wheel... again... but it'll be a pretty wheel when I'm done with it! Much rounder than all the others..

Do you remember when Firefox had a builtin RSS reader, webpages had a subscribe button..

I miss those days.

What Can America Learn from Europe About Regulating Big Tech? | The New Yorker

"Tech can be democratic only when a political process involving voters and representatives, rather than consumers and Silicon Valley thought leaders, has a chance to shape how the tech platforms are run."

-- Marietje Schaake

One of the most epic/longest pieces I ever played on piano: Prelude to War (composed by Bear McCreary, featured in Battlestar Galactica):

This was four years ago, I'm afraid I forgot most already by now, time to practise again perhaps...

Reminder that you should write software which brings joy to people, not anger

Especially avoid writing software that forces people into writing MORE software just to get rid of yours, like popup or ad blockers

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