Sat 19 Jun 2021

Tumblelog 5.1.2

In the early evening I pushed tumblelog version 5.1.2 to GitHub. This version mqkes it easier to style the calendar pages, the month overview pages, the tags and individual tag pages. I also added a new argument; --feed-size. The integer value that must follow this option determines the number of items in each feed. This used to be 14, the same as the number of days (--days), but I changed it to 25.

Version 5.1.2 of tumblelog is available on GitHub. As always feedback is very welcome.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who poses a dangerous threat to the young wizard.

In the evening Esme, Alice, and I watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Adam had been to a birthday party and was sound asleep. I had seen the movie before. I liked the movie and give it an 8 out of 10.

Cleaning $HOME on macOS

Apple computers include a custom operating system - macOS, which has a few annoying features. Among the annoyances a special place has to be reserved for the inability to remove or rename the folders located in $HOME. On the web countless macOS users are looking for the ways to bypass this restriction. Multiple suggestions are provided as possible solutions. You can: replace the folders with files; hide the folders from ‘Finder’ and make them inaccessible; or simply learn to live with them, as the system will recreate those folders by itself anyway.

Source: Cleaning $HOME on macOS, an article by Karolis Koncevičius.

Rust is Exciting

Rust is an exciting language. I recently bought The Rust Programming Language Book. It’s quite dense with a lot of concepts I haven’t thought about since college. Working in high-level programming languages such as Java, Python, and TypeScript have allowed me to mostly forget about the woes of low-level programming. Rust has both re-introduced me to these problems, and then immediately solved them with the advanced static analysis that its compiler provides.

Source: Rust is Exciting, an article by Jerred Shepherd.