A recent conversation about how we learn has had me thinking about the decision I made to focus on listening rather than reading or writing Chinese. I recorded my thoughts in a short podcast episode.
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When trying to take this photo, colours were all over the place. Not just gradual adjustments but as if certain colours were being switched in an out trying to find an image it was happy with. Really wish I’d shot this in RAW so that I could investigate further.
Couldn’t work out why the macOS Dock kept moving between displays. Turns out you can move the dock to the current display by moving your cursor through the bottom edge of the display. #TIL
Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.
Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.
I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.
I love so much how different people are.
I'm a programmer, I can tear apart anything until it's logically consistant and crystal clear. If I'm wrong THE MACHINE will yell at me until it's less wrong.
But artists and designers can make stuff thats...pretty. How do they do it? Who knows! They made ugly stuff until they started making pretty stuff. What makes stuff pretty? IDK, your monkey brain will go "mmmmmmmmmm nice."
Love this talk by @chiuki - take an engineering approach to drawing. Along the way debunking many of the ways we ridicule those who are learning to code.
Love this little trick from @victoria to get self documenting makefiles.
As a bonus I took a look at why we use .PHONY in makefiles: to ensure commands run even in the presence of a file of the same name as the command.
A create write-up. I hadn’t appreciated the progress attackers have made towards the clean, undetectable, hack.
The Great iPwn: Journalists Hacked with Suspected NSO Group iMessage ‘Zero-Click’ Exploit (Dec 2020, CitizenLab)
Today I learned that you can use the string literal "allballs" to refer to midnight UTC (00:00:00.00 UTC) in PostgreSQL.
Is `192.11046143` a valid IPv4 address?
Every now and then something you thought was simple turns out to be anything but. Today, it's IP addresses: https://blog.dave.tf/post/ip-addr-parsing/
I’m still struggling to go from character to tone reliably. I can have a good guess at the pinyin, but I don’t yet have a system for tones. I suspect this is where I need to bring the spoken and the written languages together. #Chinese
The tech drove me to management, the management drove me to tech. Forever learning. Always up for a conversation.
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