Mon 12 Jul 2021

A Freshly Molted Brachypelma smithi

In the afternoon I noticed that the female Brachypelma smithi I keep had molted. I am not sure if this happened today or yesterday.

A freshly molted Brachypelma smithi
A freshly molted Brachypelma smithi.

In the early evening I took a photo of the inside of the exuviae (molt) in which the spermathecae are clearly visible making this tarantula a female.

Spermathecae of Brachypelma smithi
Spermathecae of Brachypelma smithi (center).

See also Brachypelma smithi: it's a girl.

The Tools and Techniques I Use to Build Simple Static Websites

I’m always looking for ways I can improve my skills and my workflow. I eagerly skim through tutorial articles and lists of little known tricks. I never know when someone will recommend a helpful plugin, a new hidden feature of a language I use, or some solution to a thorn in my workflow.

Now it’s my turn. In this post, I’ll break down the tools and plugins I use regularly, some handy code snippets, and my general process from design to deployment. Regardless of your skill level, my hope is you come away from this article with something useful you didn’t know before.

Source: The Tools and Techniques I Use to Build Simple Static Websites, an article by Matthew Hoelter.

Updating the Go Memory Model

The current Go language memory model was written in 2009, with minor updates since. It is clear that there are at least a few details that we should add to the current memory model, among them an explicit endorsement of race detectors and a clear statement of how the APIs in sync/atomic synchronize programs.

Source: Updating the Go Memory Model (Memory Models, Part 3), an article by Russ Cox.