I have settled on this “weekly log” format (“%Y-w%U”) to capture ongoing things that are interesting in the long run as “breadcrumbs” of memory, but not “blog posts” or articles in themselves. “Working with the garage door up” is another habit I’m trying to develop, and hopefully these notes are a part of that.
Got “The book of life” by J Krishnamurti. It is setup as one observation per day spanning 365 days of the year. The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday is another book that follows a similar format (366).
Texts.io is a markdown editor for Mac. I had purchased a license for $14.95 back in 2015. I never really used it much. Today (2020-11-10), I rediscovered it when running
open against an
.md file launched it. While it does have “WYSIWYG” features, the most useful things about it appear to be:
understanding YAML headers
WYSIWYG table editor, which is reason enough to keep using it to edit blog posts and such (like this one).
On the downside:
- it doesn’t appear to be suited for editing “fenced code blocks” using triple-backslashes and lost all code formatting when I tried it.
Typora doesn’t do YAML headers, but it does show YAML headers as plain text at the top. It’s table editor is pretty good with support for resizing tables and setting alignment on columns. But the biggest advantage over texts.io is its ability to handle code blocks including showing line numbers (via settings) on the code blocks.
OpenBSD router guide and associated Discussion reminded me that I have to get back to putting OPNSense on my PCEngines
apu4d4 unit I bought back in 2018.
apu4d4, downloaded Opnsense, wrote the bits to a MicroSD card. Connected to the serial port from my MBAir using Serial app (under a 7 day trial). The settings for connecting are: 115200 baud,
8.N.1. Soon realized that I might need a more permanent disk to install the OS on. I do not want to install it on a MicroSD. Ordered a 32GB Dogfish MSATA SSD Disk. Should be able to continue this on Nov 13 or so. I’m excited to try out the ETPro telemetry Ruleset.
Goodbye, Adobe Flash
Java Oreilly Humble Bundle
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Everything is an X
Everything is an X is a good catalogue of programmers’s refrain “in Python everything is a dict”, “in Lisp, everything is an s-expression”.
From Around the web
Slava’s How I Read is latest in the series of well written blog posts. Some interesting takeaways from this post:
- If you are one book about a new topic, you might know more about it than most people because most people don’t read. Reading two will put you in rarifie air.
- Reading goals in the form – “Study X through Y” is good advice. Example: “Study American history through technological expansion”
- Read books in cluster. Choose five books on a topic with a goal of the form “Study X through Y”
David Perell, “The Writing Guy” has good and insightful takes on the practice of writing. Always something fresh to read on his twitter.
When you start writing, aim to publish consistently and never miss on follow-through. Once you’re experienced, aim to never miss on quality.
- Important ritutals of Deepavali – specifically naraka chaturdashi and lakshmi puje
Introduction to Linear Algebra for Applied Machine Learning with Python – notes with python code. Apparently there is now a solution for Jim Heffron’s Linear Algebra book. (via).
This list of Java books from O’Reilly on Humble bundle is a nice collection to over using my newly subscribed ACM membership.
- The 97 things every ‘X’ should know project.
- Linux Command Library - oneliners – a cool collection of oneliners.
- Evidence-based software engineering: book released. via HN and lobste.rs. Related read - “Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It” by Andy Oram and Greg Wilson.