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vinegar (2019-07-20 07:14:00)

typecast (2019-07-15 06:22:00)

My friend Carina has finally found some time to try her typewriter. Ribbon might need to be replaced, results are encouraging:

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Bigger version.

medium (2019-07-09 08:18:00)

hacking water (2019-07-01 20:31:00)

there are no maybes (2019-06-14 20:51:00)

Dr. John (2019-06-07 08:21:00)

venzone (2019-05-24 08:07:00)

Slowly shaping up:

Maruka highland / Keith Lofstrom's Vanity Web Page.

Moonlight Smugglers (2019-05-15 08:00:01)

Il Cloud Democratico (2019-05-06 07:44:00)

Bonus, Combo Pool, an addictive game for the Pico-8.

doom (2019-04-12 08:36:00)

Bonus: falco pellegrino cam.

why ever did i want to write (2019-04-08 08:31:00)

I just finished Why Ever Did I Want To Write: Patchwork of a writing life, an enjoyable autobiography which draws most of its material from the diaries and letters of the protagonist. This bit from the introduction resonated with me:

For most people, their memories serve as the primary source of information about their past.Not so for me. I remember almost nothing about my pre-teenage years, and very little about my teenage years. The memories I do have are fixed stories about (or pictures of) myself: when brought to mind I cannot root around for further detail.

Therefore, as I’ve long told myself and friends, my diary is my memory. A good example of this is the journal I kept for three years while travelling round the world: almost all of what I think I know about myself during that time can, in fact, be found in the journal. Over the years, I’ve had occasion to re-read it several times – typing it onto the computer, editing it for a printed copy, editing it for uploading to my website and so on. This means that if any of the travelling stories in my memory get altered (exaggerated), re-reading the diary serves to reset them.

And indeed the most vivid and rewarding memories of my past years are seldom brought back by a picture, a postcard, a video reel, but by few diary entries written in a notebook.

bonus: Antonio Segura Donat, The Healing of the Lame of Capernaum.

scratches (2019-03-31 08:42:00)

Bonus: <BrutalSlakt> 300SEK (didn't buy, don't have the space) (pic)

Kerfuffle (2019-02-02 07:10:00)

Play Kerfuffle by KKairos!

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To play it you need DosBox and the ZZT engine. Move the .zzt into the engine folder, select a world with W and pick KRFFFL-C). The game is worth the setup pain, I promise!

Other: Dokmelody, (eo) Mazi en Gondolando.

read-list (2019-01-01 08:42:00)

Last year I decided to get back into reading more (I even compiled a handy list to help me in the selection process).

I read 60+ books in 2018: 53 from the public library, a handful of ebooks (I sold my ebook reader after realising paper is more comfortable to my eyes – and gets me in the mood to read more) and a few paperbacks bought in shopping sprees.

So here is a selection of the ones I liked most, if you want to start your 2019 with a similar goal:

Goodbye Mnemosyne (2018-12-07 07:44:00)

After almost ten years, the time has finally come to say “goodbye” to Mnemosyne. Mnemosyne is an amazing spaced-repetition software (with simply the best user experience of them all), but I simply find myself more and more weary of screen-time the older I get.

I will replace it with a pen and paper method: one of A Simple Vocabulary Memorization Method and the Gold Book method.

Transferring ~9500 cards will be quite a task, but I am sure it will be worth it.

gscholar-rss (2018-11-09 08:18:00)

Do you want to be updated of new research papers via RSS? Then you will like gscholar-rss.

org-mode mode (2018-10-30 20:21:00)

Happy to announce that lentil now supports Emacs org-mode (.org) syntax. Many thanks to Damien Couroussé for the patch!

Just played: Winter Storm Draco.

Bel fiore dança (2018-10-28 07:35:00)

Here is a small thing I transcribed and tried to play today (synth: aeolus).

If you want to play it yourself, grab the score (abc/pdf).

Jean Giraud's illustrations for the Divine Comedy.

cpp (2018-08-11 07:35:00)

I wrote some haskell hack.

Van Gogh pen & watercolor sketches.

Fun with FRP (2018-07-24 08:38:00)

Click on the image below to play a simple-but-smart chess puzzle.

click to enjoy a simple chess puzzle

I wrote this using reflex-dom, to check the capabilities of Haskell for the web. Some of it is still painful (long build times, no way to use repl/ghicd, bloated exes, extremely scant documentation), while writing FRP is alluring.

Joachim Breitner wrote on the matter and provides some relief.