The new episode of Python podcast came out last week. We recorded that last week, great fun.
Still preparing stats. In the middle of that, I noticed that I should probably be more smart about parsing my markdown files, so I've looked at getting the markdown AST from the library. Not too hard, not too easy, as it seems. So, maybe next year.
I also thought about building my own library for connecting stuff I want to use. Unfortunately, the name "glue" is already in use.
- Es gibt ein Küchengerät namens Fettabscheider oder Fetttrenner oder Soßentrenner, z.B. auf Amazon
- Different metals have different thermal conductivities. Ok, I knew that. Copper is one of the more head-conductive metals. I knew that, too. But silver is even more heat conductive, with 377 W/(m⋅K) for copper vs. 405 W/(m⋅K). And of course there are pans made entirely out of silver.
There are metals with even higher conductivity, but cookware made from those would be very expensive and hard to produce. Diamond pans would be very cool, though. The ultimate luxury item, I guess.
- Activision, EA und Co. nennen Gehälter in Stellenanzeigen -- heise online
- The size of the Earth – tafc.space
- Precipitopography – tafc.space
- Stellar Etymology – tafc.space
- Beware The Man Of One Study -- Slate Star Codex
- Don’t disturb my circles – tafc.space
- Shooting at a hurricane – tafc.space
- Perceptions Of Required Ability Act As A Proxy For Actual Required Ability In Explaining The Gender Gap -- Slate Star Codex
- English as She Is Spoke - Wikipedia
- Striking and Picturesque Delineations of the Grand, Beautiful, Wonderful, and Interesting Scenery Around Loch-Earn - Wikipedia
- Will Anyone Recover Apollo 13’s Plutonium? –: The plutonium from an auxiliary reactor fell into the Pacific and is still down there somewhere.
- Startup/execution time for a specific command line tool
- Watching a “language” develop when kids can’t speak to each other -- Ars Technica
- Solar Panels Reduced My Electric Bill by $2,677 in 2022 – Matt Bruenig Dot Com
- Solid Silver Cookware — Duparquet Copper Cookware
- The Avogadro constant and the epoxy putty
- The story of Mr O's circle - LessonStream
- The World's Most Dangerous Toy Edition
- The novel Lyme borreliosis vaccine VLA15 shows broad protection against Borrelia species expressing six different OspA serotypes - PubMed: Absolutely brilliant!
- You're using function keys wrong · Max Gorin: I'm of course using the Mac-native Ctrl-# and on Linux the much more fantastical Win+# to switch desktops. For me, this isn't even about quickly switching, it's about using the spacial part of your brain for organization.
- The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI
- What is AGI-hard - by swyx - L-Space Diaries: I am really annoyed by articles like these wildly confabulating about what is and isn't possible and what is and isn't equally hard in AI and AGI. I mean, a year ago they'd told us that it's impossible that AI will create creative work or pass a text-only Turing test. Now artists are banned for their art being "too AI-like". All of the examples in that article are of that kind: "look, this thing is absolutely human, so it's AGI-hard and you'll have to do more than just hand-wave it away", all the while complaining about moving goal-posts.
- Books Banned In State Prisons (2022) / The Marshall Project -- Observable
- Dispelling Beauty Lies: The Truth About Feminine Beauty: Absolutely hilarious satire (as I assume) on beauty standards.
- Volumetric Atmospheric Scattering - Alan Zucconi: The kind of thing I'd love to be able to understand and implement, both from a time as well as an able perspective.
- How Do AIs' Political Opinions Change As They Get Smarter And Better-Trained?
- Cain's Jawbone - Wikipedia: I kind of want to try it now.
- Thousands of scientists publish a paper every five days
- Elevator Control Panels
- A one-ton tungsten cube was just bought by a crypto cabal for $250,000 - The Verge: Hilarious!
- UDASSA – Put A Number On It!: Universal Distribution (the likelihood distribution of strings by length) + Absolute Self Selection Assumption (that you should think of yourself as randomly selected among these). A different way to look at the simulation argument, but very far from obvious nor conclusive.
- In the Stacks (Maisie's Tune), by Robin Sloan
- My Youtube earnings -- Brick Experiment Channel
Libraries, programming, etc
- Raspberry Pi security alarm — the basics :: Cavelab blog — Stories from the Cavelab
- sqlglot/python_sql_engine.md at main · tobymao/sqlglot · GitHub
- ttkbootstrap - ttkbootstrap: A supercharged theme extension for tkinter that enables on-demand modern flat style themes inspired by Bootstrap. ttkbootstrap comes with several new beautifully designed widgets such as Meter, DateEntry, and Floodgauge. Additionally, dialogs are now themed and fully customizable.
- Infinite AI Array: Finally, something useful!
- GitHub - paperless-ngx/paperless-ngx: A community-supported supercharged version of paperless: scan, index and archive all your physical documents
- OpenPaper.work - Paperwork - Personal document management made fast and easy
- GitHub - RD17/ambar: Ambar: Document Search Engine
- GitHub - eikek/docspell: Assist in organizing your piles of documents, resulting from scanners, e-mails and other sources with miminal effort.
- GitHub - sismics/docs: Lightweight document management system packed with all the features you can expect from big expensive solutions
- GitHub - oleglpts/openkm-community: OpenKM is a Open Source Document Management System
- Edison by Torben Kuhlmann: beautifully illustrated, cute little story.
- Red Strings Club: mesmerizing. And philosophical. And not stressful at all, I like itI mean, it does have a branching storyline, apparently. But I tend to just ignore that nowadays and experience the story once and then be fine with it.. Not good on the Deck. 9/10
- Damaged In Transit: what a stressful puzzle game! 6/10
- Immortality: it starts out very subtle and mysterious, and the further and further I get into it, the better it gets. It's amazing! 10/10
- Pizza (always good)
- The World's Quickest Cars: Lucid Air Sapphire v Bugatti Chiron v Tesla Plaid - Cammisa's Drag Race - YouTube: shockingly well-produced. Also, the fastest accelerating
- 2022, in 7 minutes - YouTube
- How In-Ear Monitors are Making Better Musicians - YouTube: Hey, I have those!
- Is Cb the same note as B? - YouTube: Maybe they are the same, maybe they aren't. But the notion that something that is "thoroughly playtested" is better is just ridiculous: QWERTY, 110v american plugs, the two-party system, imperial units, all kinds of silly connectors and special cables, longhand writing, morse code, DSL-over-copper-wires, basically anything that is called "legacy", ...
- Once a Millennium Alignment of All Three Norths - YouTube
- I Found a Whale Using Maths! - YouTube
- An infinite number of $1 bills and an infinite number of $20 bills would be worth the same - YouTube
- DjangoCon 2018 - Lightning Talks I - Johannes on CSV
- Bischof + Klein Lengerich Extrusion - YouTube