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.
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.
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
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.
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.