Ancient Amazonian lived in densely populated cities (!)

www.nationalgeographic.com/history/a…

Seen at a new bookstore I found:

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Bagels, cream cheese, honey.

That’s it.

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Quote by James Clear

“Formal education is not nearly as important as an unquenchable thirst to learn.”

The (fiery ?!) remains of coffee

On Scheme in Common Lisp

I’d read through all of Erik Naggum’s posts in Xach’s archive several years ago, but revisiting one of them today.

A choice quote at the end: > if you really want to implement your own language, implement Scheme. if you really want to use a good language, choose Common LIsp.
> corollary: implement Scheme in Common Lisp.

So Airship Scheme is headed in the right direction!

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Looking back at Erlang, but also the rich history of telephony from which it (and distributed systems in general) drew inspiration:

Showcasing the history of Smalltalk, or rather the role of Smalltalk in the broader quest for a better form of learning by modelling

A publication by US Army War College, from 1999, on the initial Russian urban combat in Grozny, as a case study in Urban Combat.

Got a cool card today :-)

A sobering example of modern day war reporting

A beautiful rendition of the Interstellar soundtrack

A good scene composition from Dune, set to the best track from the soundtrack:

“Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from such things.”

β€”T.S. Eliot

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My Urbit planet went into some sort of bad state.

Eventually had to factory reset it.

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Paradox of speed (a quote from James Clear):

“Speed is important. Work fast and iterate. People rarely remember the first draft, but everyone remembers the final draft.

Speed is unimportant. People rarely remember how long it took you to do the job, but everyone remembers how well you did the job.”

Watching season 4 of Stranger Things, and had to lookup Vecna and saw the word “lich” and wondered where I’d seen it before, then remembered, yes, World of Warcraft, 14 years ago !!

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