Stages of Denial while Learning K: nsl.com/papers/denial.html

Array languages encourage a different sort of thinking (like FP does to typically-imperative programmers), so now I have K2 Manual in my reading queue. We'll see how this goes :D

So I can't get gstreamer to work properly from the command line and ffmpeg doesn't seem to support Smooth Streaming (not the DASH kind, the older Microsoft one) ingest.

Meanwhile VLC saves the day :) As goofy as VLM is, it can really come in handy in very particular scenarios.

KSP has a pretty nice discount on GOG and is also now the reason I'm still up at 4am.

No regrets.

After obtaining Roboto the situation has become much more tenable.

Still weird how it could have happened in the first place though.

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Okay, apparently the fault is partially on Gitlab though i'm not sure why sans-serif is being skipped there

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Yes, those digits are emoji. No, my font chain includes perfectly normal Arabic numerals and I have no idea why they aren't being used in this particular context.

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Some part of Firefox's text rendering appears to have broken in the most interesting of ways

Watching different xscreensavers on my multiple monitors is increasingly becoming my primary pastime.

My spec reading spree continues, and the Scuttlebutt protocol guide is still really nice to read: ssbc.github.io/scuttlebutt-pro

It's a bit unfortunate that it requires deviating from the regular JSON convention that keys within objects may be unordered (and hence goes against the general ideas of them being just hash tables) but I suppose that's the historical baggage that any project has some of.

Byte is here. byte.co/

Suggest following Tragic_Tofu, they were great back in the day.

I suppose for many it must have made intuitive sense, I'm just pointing this out for myself.

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Now that I think about it, compression algorithms seem to be a fair measure of entropy—if your data compresses poorly, it must be pretty random.

Of course this isn't an absolute measure, but it feels like a fair heuristic to an uneducated soul like me.

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It's just one of these days you feel like reading a bunch of RFCs for fun.

Like DEFLATE. tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1951

So Twitch VODs are deleted after 60 or whatever days, right? And the chat data goes along with them?

But people upload those VODs to other places?

What if there was a way to capture that chat data and play it back afterwards along with the VOD from elsewhere?

Nope, apparently I can't get the magic incantation working to log in the way I want due to two factor auth. Ah well.

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