@nomand He is amazing. Even more when you realize that all the animations are made programmatically with software he built.

"I create most of the animations programmatically, using a python library named "manim" that I've been building up. I’ve also used Grapher for a number of 3d animations.

Everything is open-source on github."



With Prof. Donald E. Knuth (Stanford) at the Tex User Group Conference 2019, Palo Alto, California #TUG2019PaloAlto. Yes, I received my cheque for the changes to The Art of Computer Programming.

I'm reading up on @rek and @neauoire's Hundred Rabbits studio and sailboat, and my jaw is dropping further down to the floor with each paragraph. Mad respect to you two, you are an inspiration!


@twylo The Tek 4400 is really neat, although my fav is the Tektronix 4014.

Hm, so at least one person saw beauty in parentheses before hackers.

“I privately say to you, old friend... please accept from me this unpretentious bouquet of early-blooming parentheses: (((()))).”
― J.D. Salinger, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction (1959)

Thanks to @pamela for creating an icon for my application. Thanks to this, it can now be found on Flathub.

As it turns out, if you don't have an icon, the application will not show up in a search.

People interested in maths might find this application to be quite useful.


Mastodon UI improvement 

RT @DougCollinsUX@twitter.com

As technology becomes less of a barrier to inclusion, #accessibility #design has become about giving *everyone* equal opportunity to engage with the experiences we create. #ux #a11y

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DougCollinsUX/stat


See that white tree there amongst the green ones? I'm not certain, but I think it's an albino.

Like animals, some tress are born as albinos, devoid of pigments due to a genetic mutation. Without photosynthetic pigments, a tree cannot harvest energy from sunlight and normally wouldn't survive. But in a rainforest, any tree will be nurtured by the rest of its community, sharing resources through their roots. Even a tree unable to give anything back.

Image credit: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

RT @jwcarroll@twitter.com
Alternative Big O notation:

O(1) = O(yeah)
O(log n) = O(nice)
O(n) = O(ok)
O(n²) = O(my)
O(2ⁿ) = O(no)
O(n!) = O(mg!)

The @blender community have done it again! Behold Spring, Blender's new film. Beautiful designs and fantastic effects show how you can create professional, Hollywood-grade CGI using Free Software. Congrats Blender!


If you are getting a Pepper and Carrot vibe, it is no coincidence: @davidrevoy, creator of P&C, used @krita to design the look of the film:


I'm tempted to start yet another huge project: To implement a GTK+ backend for McCLIM.

I'm only partially thinking about it because I think such a backend would be useful, but I'm also assuming that it will teach me a lot about how the backends actually work.

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