a tumblelog
Fri 30 Oct 2020

I lost another spider

In the afternoon I checked the enclosure of the Psalmopoeus cambridgei that I keep. I hadn't seen the sling for a week or two. I checked the pieces of cork until I found what looked like a molt or a dead spider; it was somewhat decayed. Upon further examination of the enclosure I concluded that it what I had found was the dead body of the little tarantula and not a molt. 😢

Earlier, the 13th of August 2020 I lost both a scorpion and a tarantula. Back then it probably had to do with the high temperature of the room; over 30°C (86°F).

awk: `BEGIN { ...`

The other day, I was watching Bryan Cantrill’s 2018 talk, Rust, and Other Interesting Things, and he made an offhanded comment while discussing values of different programming languages and communities. He said, “If you get the awk programming language manual…you’ll read it in about two hours and then you’re done. That’s it. You know all of awk.”

Only two hours to learn an entire language?! …. Challenge accepted!

Source: awk: BEGIN { ... , an article by Jemma Issroff.

I detest the Python static-typing annotation schemes

Basically. I don’t hate Python type annotations, per se — there is nothing wrong with thing: int = 0 in my eyes. But those same eyes do bleed a little whenever I have to look through any given morass of verbose flotsam of the sort the typing module encourages people to write.

Source: I detest the Python static-typing annotation schemes, an article by Kenzaburo Gell-Manti-Te’o.