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I'm teaching my daughter this coming school year. I'm planning on doing small lessonlets with her and then giving her time to play with it and explore. A lot like how I remember learning QBasic. It's not really about the language as much as exploring the constrains of the system and making art using code. I credit my computer teacher in 10th grade with helping me love computers. She learned along with us and encouraged us to explore what was possible within the bounds of the language.

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Does anyone know about using shared libraries in ? I understand one can build a library and link to it from C but I need to know more about linking to it from other crates. I have passing knowledge about 'extern crate'. My goal is to build a given library once and link to it from other rust-written binaries.

cheating at games 

My 5 yo son beat me at chess today. He did a great job at not throwing away his pawns and not letting me fork his pieces. He got his queen out in preparation to castle Queen side and I saw he could have mate in two. Classic bishop + Queen against a castled king. I could've stopped it but what's the fun in that? He was so proud of himself.

US pol, elections, plague 

Do you absentee ballots now before you die! Another 70000 expected to die before elections.

I now have installed on my Lemote Fuloong Mini-PC. It seems that support for the loongson 2F was dropped after Jessie. I'm not quite sure what to do with this knowledge.

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It turns out that my 2GB stick of RAM was incompatible with the device. Now that it's back to the 1GB stick I'm fighting with the installer.

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Having a hard time getting to install on my Lemote machine. Not giving up yet. In the mean time I'm sitting at the screen and watching start to load.

Some maths suggest it's 2.64 times the amount of screen real estate. I don't know what I'm going to do with all of that.

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I think I broke the VGA connector on my motherboard while switching the cable repeatedly between it and my new machine. One stolen video card from my kids computer and I'm back up and running. Going from 1024*768 to 1080p? This might just be life changing.

From the chat during online-lisp-meets yesterday:

"my other car is a cdr"

Is it weird I'm still giggling when I think about that? 😁​

Did you know that #GDPR allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.

So when Internet commerce started to slap those stupid "we use cookies" banners on every site they used the more generic word "cookies" to avoid saying outright that their sites use *ad trackers*.

Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.


The audio quality isn't great but I've reencoded the video for streaming and it's available now! flashner.co.il/~efraim/guix-pa it should work to stream it directly, I tested that with vlc on my phone off wifi.

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I made my video, updated from 2.13 to 2.20.1 which included the change to cargo-build-system. Total time: hour and twenty minutes. Definately not the short 20-ish minute video I wanted but it felt good while recording it. I'm going to see about reencoding it before posting it and the patch I created.

After some time.. you start playing Jenga with the cat

tired: running wayland because it's better than x

wired: running wayland so i have an excuse for not doing screen share in work calls

I'm looking at doing a video of some sort. Current ideas are user Shepherd services (Shepherd services, not guix services), workflow video focusing on oddball packages, just reviewing and applying patches from the mailing list. I checked and my computer doesn't seem to support OBS, not sure why. So it looks like I might get to experiment with asciinema and audio recording and stitching them together, probably with openshot. Was there a service out there to livestream terminal sessions?

Thanks to the work of Samuel Holland, crust advanced power management is now capable of running the #PinePhone for 100hrs in idle without the modem (approximately 110mW). With modem on, we should get 40% battery run-time increase (to approx 24 hrs).
Coming to your distro of choice soon!

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Toootim

מסטודון היא רשת חברתית חופשית, מבוססת תוכנה חופשית ("קוד פתוח"). כאלטרנטיבה בלתי ריכוזית לפלטפרומות המסחריות, מסטודון מאפשרת להמנע מהסיכונים הנלווים להפקדת התקשורת שלך בידי חברה יחידה. שמת את מבטחך בשרת אחד — לא משנה במי בחרת, תמיד אפשר לדבר עם כל שאר המשתמשים. לכל מי שרוצה יש את האפשרות להקים שרת מסטודון עצמאי, ולהשתתף ברשת החברתית באופן חלק.