I've attempted to explain the details of cross-chain atomic swap in this blog post. https://donp.org/blog/2018/12/05/atomic-swap
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.
https://adventofcode.com/ a programming puzzle for every day in December.
One upside of the Google Music interface being not very good for discovering music (and perhaps no platforms are), is that I have to come up with band names myself. I enjoy lots of music but never payed too much attention to having particular music available. For instance, techno podcasts were a big source of music for a while. Now I'm having fun thinking of a band name that is famous but I probably dont know at all and just listen to an album of theirs. Today includes The Ramones.
The Blender project is posting new videos on their instance of peertube and the notices are showing up in my mastodon feed. The fediverse is pretty great.
I recommend The Last Days of Night about the 1850s electrification of New York City and the legal battles between Edison and Westinghouse (and Tesla).
Just did a writeup on getting started with using LIDAR data and the geo-mapgen project to create a voxel world inside minetest.
cellphone based augmented reality is still a great idea. why doesnt a game like this exist?
This trailer for "Shadow Cities" is from *2010* and to my knowledge there isnt a game like it outside of the Niantic franchises.
Mastodon 2.6.0 Release Notes https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.6.0
is there a mastodon/activitypub discovery/search site? the tag explorer site i know of is down. https://mastodon-tags-explorer.hcxp.co/tags
seems like there is an opportunity for someone to build something interesting in that space.
this post has by far the best explanation of why 0.1+0.2=0.30000000000000004