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Sun 25 Oct 2020

New Toner for the Brother HL-L2350DW

Yesterday the toner I ordered on Friday arrived. Last week the Brother HL-L2350DW laser printer ran out of the toner it came with when it arrived the 3rd of May 2019. I had already watched how to install the toner cartridge by Ricky Adames. So, in the afternoon I removed the old cartridge, installed the new one, and did a test print. I ordered the cartridge with The cartridge is not by Brother but their own brand which is slightly cheaper and has a larger capacity.

Atom vs. RSS

From working on Elfeed, I’ve recently become fairly intimate with the Atom and RSS specifications. I needed to write a parser for each that would properly handle valid feeds but would also reasonably handle all sorts of broken feeds that it would come across. At this point I’m quite confident in saying that Atom is by far the better specification and I really wish RSS didn’t exist. This isn’t surprising: Atom was created specifically in response to RSS’s flawed and ambiguous specification.

Source: Atom vs. RSS, an article by Chris Wellons.

An Intuition for Lisp Syntax

Every lisp hacker I ever met, myself included, thought that all those brackets in Lisp were off-putting and weird. At first, of course. Soon after we all came to the same epiphany: lisp’s power lies in those brackets! In this essay, we’ll go on a journey to that epiphany.

Source: An Intuition for Lisp Syntax, an article by Stepan Parunashvili.

MacOS Nix Setup

I recently got a new Macbook, and began setting up the Nix package manager to install my developer toolset. I mainly did this to try and have a working setup without installing Homebrew. Since I ran into a few issues, I wanted to briefly document what I did and why in case others wanted to try the same.

Source: MacOS Nix Setup (an alternative to Homebrew).