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Idle Cycles

A collection of thoughts and experiments that at one point occupied my time, some still do. These are the things happening in my idle cycles.

Slack Bugs

2020-10-31

It wouldn't be right to pick on Firefox all the time, so here I document bugginess within another program I have to use frequently, Slack.

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More SQL Prototypes

2020-10-17

Noodling on a different software I've wanted to write at one point or another I've been considering about how I'd design one specific kind of application; the manual test case management system.

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Leibniz Formula for π

2020-09-16

I got to reading about different methods of calculating Pi and couldn't resist implementing at least one in J.

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More Firefox Bugs, Android

2020-08-27

A bit disheartening but Mozilla has pushed out a new release for Firefox on Android and I find myself once again befuddled by the number of bugs.

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A Neat Nginx Configuration

2020-08-14

A real world use case for an interesting Nginx configuration presented itself recently. Some notes on proxying multiple non-HTTP sites and servers on one machine.

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Guessing Hangman

2020-07-22

A silly interview challenge posed to me recently — implement an optimal hangman player. I thought it would be fun to try it out in Emacs Lisp.

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Tools, Complaints

2020-07-08

I've been testing out alternatives to some of the tools I use most frequently and collecting my notes. Having finally taken a step back I've been amazed at how much I've found myself tolerating and how refreshing it is to use tools that aren't broken.

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J Plotting Notes

2020-06-06

I only just finished complaining about the plotting facilities in J being under-documented and realized how to accomplish what I was trying to do. Just a few notes so I don't forget.

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J as a CLI Calculator

2020-06-05

After reading julia as a cli calculator I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison with J.

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Bugs: Firefox

2020-05-19

Watching Jonathan Blow's talk Preventing the Collapse of Civilization today, it is bombastic but entertaining. He suggests (at the 22:50 mark) documenting all of the problems you run into using software and I thought that could be an interesting exercise to try.

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