I have spent hours now playing with Plan 9 (9front). It really feels like the alternate timeline: everything is so different, so light, so interesting... This Raspberry Pi is my temple for now on 😌

TIL that the ubiquitous iris dataset was promoted by a eugenicist (the "Fisher" in "Fisher's Iris dataset", even though it was collected by the botanist Edgar Anderson).

A new alternative to this dataset is provided by the palmerpenguins package, now available on CRAN.

Replace you example data tied to a eugenicist with a dataset about cute penguins, which was collected by Kirsten Gorman, and packaged by three women.

Awesome write-up here: education.rstudio.com/blog/202

#RStats @rstats

Just to give you yet another frame of reference: this was released one year before My Generation by The Who. These guys were really ahead of their time.

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Did you know that the Peruvian band Los Saicos played played punk ten years before anyone called it punk? "Let's tear down the train station". Los Saicos - Demolición youtube.com/watch?v=haVaaDLwWv

The plural of "index" is "indices".
The plural of "vertex" is "vertices".
The plural of "mutex" is "deadlock".

-- @agmlego

It's nice to see a company like Strava encouraging its users to contribute to OpenStreetMap in case they find an error. Looks like an easy way to thank the upstream knowledge strava.app.link/tQqeqKQSA8

I just found out that GNU nano has the best release codenames ever, including: "Among the fields of barley", "And don't you eat that yellow snow" and "Tax the rich, pay the teachers" - nano-editor.org/news.php

Venting about Garmin outage and crappy architectures 

Five days later, Garmin seems to be recovering from the ransomware attack that they suffer. I was personally not that bothered by the outage.

What bothered me is that for me to send a workout from my phone to my watch, it needs to connect to Garmin's servers. Really? In 2020 an app cannot talk to my watch? It's right there, they are centimeters apart, in the same WiFi network, with Bluetooth on. Unlike your servers, neither of them is on fire.

Now that I think of it... Still far too much lens flare

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This movie is a malformed blob of dubious narrative ideas and money-making greed, but I must admit that watching this specific scene in the cinema came very close to what I felt watching the Star Wars movies as a kid -- youtube.com/watch?v=9v7FcOq910

I just gambled 50€ in an aftermarket battery to replace the one in my current laptop, because the genuine ones were 180€. Unsurprisingly, I just lost 50€ to a battery that cannot endure more than 4 minutes of stress testing the CPU 😞

What font do you use for your terminal, text editor, IDE, etc?

Even though the learning curve is quite steep, I feel like (and eventually ) as my package manager is actually starting to grow in me. There are plenty things I don't quite grok yet, but I firmly believe it's the future.

@nolan >Tech Enthusiasts: Everything in my house is wired to the Internet of Things! I control it all from my smartphone! My smart-house is bluetooth enabled and I can give it voice commands via alexa! I love the future!

>Programmers / Engineers: The most recent piece of technology I own is a printer from 2004 and I keep a loaded gun ready to shoot it if it ever makes an unexpected noise.

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