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Refreshed my personal site. It’s now much simpler and, thanks to only having my headshot on the about page, the typical load went from ~200kb to less than 10!

Now I just need to write more :blobcat:

padraic.xyz

Gonna miss this laptop when it eventually packs in.

I wrote my Bacherlors, Masters and PhD theses on this machine!

Wow it's been a while since I looked at an Open StreetMap map and theyre so so so much more readable and useful. They look like an actual _map_ not a weird evocative object like google or apple seem to aim for,

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This was arrived at by basically just trying to pull together existing code with as little work as possible but it definitely needs rearchitecting (it's also going to be a bit of a nightmare to test as is...)

Consultant suggeested an OOP design but our CTO is massively against that for good reasons: we're mostly an enginering shop and in the wrong hands OOP code is nightmareish.

Thoughts on some other paradigms or design patterns at play? I guess it's basically a strategy pattern situation...

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As someone without a lot of formal CS training, interested in some outside perspectives.

We have a bunch of disparate scripts that do threshold checking for sensor data. Mostly these are functions that then take dicts of configs and we're trying to centralise them into an internal library.

The current rough draft uses first class functions as part of the config blocks, but start getting messy as we fold in args and kwargs.

source code, C crimes 

#define 👇 { #define 👆 } #define 👉 ( #define 👈 ) #define 👏 ; #include <stdio.h> int main() 👇 if 👉 5 > 1 👈 👇 printf 👉 "Hello!" 👈 👏 👆 else 👇 printf 👉 "Oh no!" 👈 👏 👆 👆

Fun fact Mount Rushmore to me is something that only features in like The Simpsons and that one incredible scene from Twin Peaks: The Return so I honestly forgot it was _real_ until the recent discourse.

Practicing mindfulness by trying to correct my stupid computer posture

Me: I feel pretty good today

OPC-UA: Honey, don't forget you have to debug my session handshake issue today

Me: :tiredcat:

Every time I’m forced to wrangle with Pandas I create something unholy that I will forget how it works in 30 minutes

I’m going to have to find time to just burn through outer wilds because it’s seriously distracting me rn

It's always fascinating to me what elements of other media filter their way into the games/geek sites I also read.

Like for example: Hirokazu Kore-Eda, whose latest film is now getting written up on Polygon. When did that happen? Why now? Why not for Shoplifters or After the Storm or even Our Little Sister?

This is required reading for anyone working in technology today.

thenewinquiry.com/reimagining-

The first paragraph alone is devestating

today i learned that the rapper who put down all the knuckles tracks for sonic adventure 2 never got paid. never change, video game industry

I'm walking around whistling the travelers' music and feeling really sad. I love it.

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I have played maybe 3 hours of Outer Wilds and I can already tell this game is going to fuck me up

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