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1.1 Typographically Perlious

1.1.1 <2016-03-02 Wed>

"rock 'n' roll 7"s from the '80s"

1.2 Thanksgiving vocabulary

1.2.1 <2015-11-26 Thu>

Variadic Function – a function of indefinite airity. Considered complimentary to the apply function which is central to languages derived from lambda calculus.

Use in ES2015:

var printAwards = function(...places) {
    for (var place of places) {

1.3 Bitwise shifts are like dividing by 2

1.3.1 <2015-11-17 Tue>

Never thought about it:

  • x >> 2 == x / 2
  • x << 2 == x * 2

1.5 <2015-08-26 Wed>


1.6 <2015-08-05 Wed>

1.7 <2015-08-03 Mon>

The Magic Words are Squeamish Ossifrage

1.8 <2015-05-02 Sat>

You held your head like a hero On a history book page It was the end of a decade But the start of an age

  • Taylor Swift, Voice of Our Age

1.9 <2015-04-18 Sat>

Gall's Law

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.

  • John Gall (Systemantics: How Systems Really Work and How They Fail.)

1.10 <2015-02-01 Sun>

A recent Amazon.com order about which I feel a certain joy:

1.12 <2015-01-20 Tue>

Surprising things found in the 85 tabs open on my phone:

  1. Solar Claculation Details http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/calcdetails.html
  2. Diceware passphrase http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html
  3. Receiving NOAA Weather Satellite Images http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutorial-receiving-noaa-weather-satellite-images/
  4. George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: in Company and Conversation https://archive.org/stream/georgewashington00unse/georgewashington00unse_djvu.txt
  5. Catchup http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68199/catchup

1.13 <2014-12-09 Tue>

Currently Reading:



1.15 <2014-10-07 Tue>   quote

"If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it."

  • Thomas Jefferson


1.16 <2014-06-13 Fri>   quote

"If make his point clear, Yoda could, give a shit about Oxford commas, nobody should."

  • Peter Huntwelch


1.17 <2014-06-09 Mon>   quote

"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures… Yet the program construct, unlike the poet's words, is real in the sense that it moves and works, producing visible outputs separate from the construct itself. […] The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life, showing things that never were nor could be."

  • Fred Brooks

1.18 TODO <2014-06-01 Sun>


Title Year
Old Joy 2006
Sunset Boulevard 1950


Title Artist Year
Rhinoceros Albrecht Dürer 1515
Carcass of Beef Chaïm Soutine c. 1925
The Knight's Dream Antonio de Pareda 1655
The Death of Marat Jacques-Louis David 1793
Homage to a Square Josef Albers 1962

TV Shows

Title Date
Civilisation 1969

1.19 <2014-05-13 Tue>   quote

"There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something."

  • Thomas Edison

1.20 <2014-05-13 Tue>   quote

"Poetry is like a curvy slide in a playground - an odd object, available to the public - and, as I keep explaining to my local police force, everyone should be able to use it, not just those of a certain age."

  • Lemony Snicket


1.21 <2014-05-08 Thu>   quote

"The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said 'This is mine,' and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody."

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality, 1754


1.22 <2014-05-08 Thu>   quote

"Everyone knows the usefulness of what is useful, but few know the usefulness of what is useless."

  • Zhuang Zi

1.23 <2014-05-07 Wed>

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(created by helder@ci.ua.pt)

1.24 <2014-05-07 Wed>

The Phonetic Alphabet

A - Alpha G - Golf N - November U - Uniform B - Bravo H - Hotel O - Oscar V - Victor C - Charlie I - India P - Papa W - Whiskey D - Delta J - Julia Q - Quebec X - X-Ray E - Echo K - Kilo R - Romeo Y - Yankee F - Foxtrot L - Lima S - Sierra Z - Zulu M - Mike T - Tango

Author: Tyler Cipriani

Created: 2016-04-19 Tue 04:36

Emacs 24.4.1 (Org mode 8.2.10)