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Ed White made the first space walk on this day, June 3, in 1965.

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I can do Roman dates in C now!

"Hodie est Kalendis Iuniis anno Domini MMXIX"

You may not like Fox News, but you have to give them some credit for this Lovecraftian headline:

"Ancient structure found beneath Antarctica"

Though the actual story is not quiet so horrific as frozen Elder Things:

foxnews.com/science/ancient-ro

Been using it for C programming. We don't need no steenkin' IDE!

I never thought I would have much use for a tablet, but have enjoyed playing with wife's retired NEC Lavie Tab E after I installed SwiftKey keyboard and Termux for SSH client, which also turns out to be a great local terminal.

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It always bothered me that men walked on the moon in my father's lifetime but not mine. It reeks of a nation in decline, that we can't or won't exceed our greatest achievement. Hopefully that changes in a few years.

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installed kubuntu on home system to replace borked debian install. i killed it while trying to install Chinese language support.

kubuntu: smooth setup, no fooling around adding sudo, or downloading my wifi drivers. better than ubuntu because kde plasma uses less ram.

i like it so far, no i have to install chinese lang support.

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Stop using Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is moving to remove autonomy from Web users. Excuse me while I purge it from my machines. Please remember - it’s a “open source” “project” (commerically provided product) whose goal is to not to “affect our [Google’s] ability to customize ads and/or could block ads online, which would harm our business” (from their SEC 10-K filing).

Google Chrome is not built for people; it’s built for Google, by Google. You are their bank.


Adam Savage's recommendations:
1. Neuromancer trilogy (didn't realize it was a trilogy)
2. Snow Crash
3. Dune
4. 1Q84
5. Girl in Landscape
6. Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta
7. The Left Hand of Darkness
8. Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy

I've only read two of them.

youtube.com/watch?v=zIlTuZUL02

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I've written more C in the last year than in the rest of my life up to that point. I'm reflecting a bit on why I feel so productive in C.

- Small core language. Easy to keep a lot of it in my head.
- Small standard library; easy to keep an "info" window open and find what I need.
- Few distractions created by the ecosystem/tools.
- Lightning fast builds.

Managing names and changes in both .h and .c files is a pain, and my biggest gripe about C. But it's really my only major one right now.

The beauty of is that you only have to choose from four different classes for working with dates. ;)

I've spent the weekend figuring out how to print dates in ancient Roman format with Java.

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"They were covered in (what else?) dust, but they were there, all 172 of them, each one containing about 2,500 feet of tape. The only problem was that they were in a format so obsolete that the data was beyond O'Brien's reach. He sent an email to NASA, offering to repatriate the tapes, but the agency politely declined."
wired.com/story/moondust-nasa-

Also hover your mouse over the cartoon and enjoy the title text.

Working through a series of tutorials on graphics. Author likes to name the public classes "...Ex", often with a plural noun before the "Ex". Since Netbeans lower-cases the public class name to make the default package name, my list of packages for classes BasicShapesEx, BasicStrokesEx, CapsEx, etc. looks naughty. ;)
zetcode.com/

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