What does it mean to look at a “straight from camera” RAW photo
file? How do RAW processors like Lightroom change the files after
they’re loaded, and are RAW files actually images? Those are some
questions we’ll be exploring in this article.
This article is based on historical research and on simply reading
the Vim user manual cover to cover. Hopefully these notes will help
you (re?)discover core functionality of the editor, so you can
abandon pre-packaged vimrc files and use plugins more thoughtfully.
In the evening I read most of this article. While I mostly use Emacs I
now and then use vi or vim for small edits or to look at a
file. I want to improve my vi/vim skills, and this article showed to
me several interesting features.
Two quick notes: first, we wrote this for engineers, not lawyers and
activists. Second: “PGP” can mean a bunch of things, from the
OpenPGP standard to its reference implementation in GnuPG. We use
the term “PGP” to cover all of these things.
A highly recommended read, thanks!
Turn your fzf into a live REPL
I just came up with this idea of abusing fzf --preview flag to turn
simple commands into live REPL with instant feedback loop
I installed the fuzzy finder (FZF) earlier this
month and have been using
it a few times, but this use is new to me. After reading the examples I
had to try one of my own, a Perl REPL:
This works great for small stuff like making a few calculations!
Free-Wrench by Joseph R. Lallo
In the evening I started in the steampunk / science fantasy
by Joseph R. Lallo. It's the first book in a series which looks
promising. That, and it's a short read.
Small horned dinosaur from China walked on two feet
With fossils from more than 80 individual dinosaurs, Auroraceratops
rugosus, an early horned dinosaur described by a team led by Penn
paleontologists, is one of the best represented dinosaur species
Avoiding Webscraping Throttling Using Python and Tor as a Proxy
I do not condone the use of this information for creating illegal
web crawlers. This was more an informational exercise and I wanted
to share it with others. Another thing to note is that some sites
are able to automatically block IP’s that are Tor exit nodes, so
this may not work for some sites that go to these measures.
if your feel your code is too complex to understand without
comments, your code is probably just bad. Rewrite it until it
doesn't need comments any more. If, at the end of that effort, you
still feel comments are necessary, then by all means, add comments …
The above quote comes from an article by Coding Horror's Jeff Atwood;
which I read in the evening.
Cat Colors — Get the Fascinating Facts Behind Cat Coats & Patterns
Modifying genes means endless possibilities for cat colors and
patterns. From tabby cats to pointed patterns to tricolors like
calicos, let’s learn more!
In the evening I read Avoiding
Booleans an article
by Jeff Atwood. An interesting read.
Intro Guide to Dockerfile Best Practices
There are over one million
GitHub today, but not all Dockerfiles are created
equally. Efficiency is critical, and this blog series will cover
five areas for Dockerfile best practices to help you write better
Dockerfiles: incremental build time, image size, maintainability,
security and repeatability.
In the afternoon I finished Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of
the sequel to Children of
the latter was a great read the former not so. It took me quite some
time to finish the book. While the story was not bad, it was too
long-winded in my opinion.
The Cutting Edge
In the evening I started in The Cutting
by Jeffery Deaver, a Lincoln Rhyme novel. It's the 14th book in the
series and I have read all 13 before it and loved them all. So you can
say I have high expectations.