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Sat 20 Jun 2020

Handling an Aphonopelma seemanni

In the early evening I noticed that the Aphonopelma seemanni I keep was entirely out of its burrow. I used a large pair of tweezers to block the tarantula from bolting backwards into its burrow. Next, I guided it carefully on my hand.

Aphonopelma seemanni on my hand
Aphonopelma seemanni on my hand.

It was quite restless and got off my hand on the desk. Adam got down to get my iPhone so I could take a photo while I kept an eye on the large tarantula sitting on my desk.

Aphonopelma seemanni on my hand
Aphonopelma seemanni on my hand. Photo by Esme, taken the 7th of March 2020.

It took a few attempts to get the tarantula back on my hand so I could take a photo of it. Several times it made a short but very audible run on my desk. After I had taken two photos of the large spider I returned it back to its terrarium.

Note that I rarely handle the tarantulas I keep. The previous time for this specimen was when I had just bought it the 7th of March 2020. Based on the above photos it has grown quite a bit.

An Intro to Compilers

A compiler is just a program that translates other programs. Traditional compilers translate source code into executable machine code that your computer understands. (Some compilers translate source code into another programming language. These compilers are called source-to-source translators or transpilers.) LLVM is a widely used compiler project, consisting of many modular compiler tools.

Source: An Intro to Compilers, an article by Nicole Orchard.

Write a letter with pandoc

I recently had to write a letter to a government agency. With no office suite installed, I took a look to my installed packages and found pandoc . With pandoc you can transform documents, with a variety of input and output formats.

Source: letter, an article by Jan Frederik Hake.

Aphonopelma seemanni in its terrarium

Later in the evening I took a photo of the Aphonopelma seemanni I keep in its terrarium as it was still in the open after I had returned it.

Aphonopelma seemanni in its terrarium
Aphonopelma seemanni in its terrarium.

In the above photo its sitting on top of the cork tube underneath it has dug its burrow. For more information on this terrarium see the post I wrote earlier this month.