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what can give people hope? a plan they can believe in. a meaningful goal with belivable steps.

The Chicago Tribune has an excellent fact check on Trump's Border speech tonight. Nearly every point was refuted by easily verified info from our own agencies.

chicagotribune.com/news/nation

put in some electro-voice and chances are good i'll be head-bobbing like crazy.

youtube.com/watch?v=OeyarTcuGx

This bit of hiphop is as calming as a new-age radio station, if you can ignore the inane lyrics. youtube.com/watch?v=au2n7VVGv_

today's 3d printer enabled bike light neopixel fun.

Modeling things for 3d prining feels like a new addition to 'every day skills'. A hundred years ago being able to change horse shoes might have been useful, today its being able to visualize a combination of additive/subtractive geometry to construct a particular result, then implement that with a software tool.

A unicode character that iterates out of order is the best representation of perl6 i can think of. The language meeting might have gone "Hey lets use an unpronouncable symbol to mean iteration! Yes! and have it work out of order!" (room erupts into evil laughter)

A nicely written page on how to iterate in perl6 is another angle on the perl6 is not part of regular reality.

perl6advent.wordpress.com/2009

for 1, 2, 3, 4 -> $i, $j { "$i, $j".say } (thats what id expect but wasnt seeing)

for @array { .say } (a default variable, nice and clean)

@array.map: *.say; (a default block, ultra minimalist, bordering on unreadable)

""Or a *hyperoperator*, if order and sequentiality isnt important"

@array».say

I keep wanting to like perl6 but its syntax only makes sense if you're not part of regular reality. Just wasted an afternoon trying to merge some csv data with a value from the web. Got over so many hurdles and a what-the-F with iteration was the final straw.

looking for a bit of help on the perl6 page on iterators never actually iterates in any of the examples. it mentions using 'for' with an iterable object, but stays in meta philosophy land for the whole page.
docs.perl6.org/language/iterat

unix hackers will get a kick out of this video of two teletype machines from the 1930s. a) /dev/tty means teletype b) control-G is BEL (rings Bell) c) CR and LF are mechanical commands that still exist in DOS. d) blue thyratron tube glow

youtube.com/watch?v=jxkygWI-Wf

my twitter stream is/was very local to my city. i dont know how to replicate that with toots. I want to send a message only to those people who live in my city. If I could group followers inside mastodon, that'd be helpful. Or if my followers list itself were a seperate service that I could manage and group and they'd show up anywhere I wanted. Google Circles was ahead of its time and also shot itself in the foot with no API.

I've attempted to explain the details of cross-chain atomic swap in this blog post. donp.org/blog/2018/12/05/atomi

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What to expect at Hacker Beach:

* Hacking, not cracking
* FOSS creation and contribution galore (non-programmers explicitly welcome)
* Also get your day job done if you want/must
* Fantastic weather
* Outdoor activity options like e.g. hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba-diving, mountain-biking. (Lots of us learned diving during past editions.)
* Explore the wider region, esp. before/after your time at the official location
* Whatever you want to make it. Hacker Beach is just people.

I finished Shatner's latest autobiography (yes there is more than one but this is the first one I've read). In the book there is a quote from somewhere else that goes its easy to spend too much time trying to be happy instead of being happy. Its stuck with me so far this week.

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