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I’ve got a slightly delayed birthday present today, from a good friend of mine. Ice Orb levitating speaker is a Bluetooth speaker with a twist. It comes with a base, which, when switched on, makes the speaker levitate over it. It just hangs in the air, no strings attached. Or a USB cable attached, if you want to charge it. Coupled with a few blue LEDs, it makes quite an impression. The future is here, ladies and gentlemen. We live in the world of science fiction.
I have utmost respect for O’Reilly Media. They’ve published numerous technology books, aggregate and shared plenty of human knowledge, and saved years in productivity and tonnes in pulled out hair.
But no matter how many books they will publish, there’s always the need for more. Well, know that need is at least partially solved. Not in the form of whole books, but at least in book covers. With the help of the this parody book generator you too can become an author of whatever was that you wanted to share with the world.
It’s been a few month since I reviewed my podcast subscriptions. Driving over 150 kilometers every working day gives me plenty of time to readjust my tastes and preferences. Just doesn’t leave me too much time to actually do something about it.
Podcasts are easy to subscribe to. Once you find the ones you like. Finding the ones you like takes forever though. Here’s where WP Tavern’s post “Awesome Geek Podcasts: A Curated List of Tech Podcasts” comes in handy. Cause it provides not one, but two lists of podcasts:
It’s after bits like this one, I think I should spend more time reading documentation:
Create a new transaction.
This routine should _never_ be called by anything other than RT::Ticket. It should not be called from client code. Ever. Not ever. If you do this, we will hunt you down and break your kneecaps. Then the unpleasant stuff will start.
Over the last six years, I’ve become better at using Git for version control. But my conceptions of the index, the working copy, the object graph and remotes have just grown fuzzier.
Sometimes, I can only understand something by implementing it. So, I wrote Gitlet, my own version of Git. I pored over tutorials. I read articles about internals. I tried to understand how API commands work by reading the docs, then gave up and ran hundreds of experiments on repositories and rummaged throught the .git directory to figure out the results.
I discovered that, if approached from the inside out, Git is easy to understand. It is the product of simple ideas that, when combined, produce something very deep and beautiful.
Spoken like a true hacker. My hat is off to you, sir.
A quine is a non-empty computer program which takes no input and produces a copy of its own source code as its only output. The standard terms for these programs in the computability theory and computer science literature are “self-replicating programs”, “self-reproducing programs”, and “self-copying programs”.