Now the project is out! github.com/naavis/haloray

It is a GPU-accelerated Monte Carlo style simulator for ice crystal halo phenomena that you can sometimes see in high-altitude clouds.

Preparing to publish a exciting open source project, which will definitely only interest a really tiny niche of people. Still super excited!

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We’re now on Mastodon 2.9, which comes with the new single column layout.

New users will get the new layout, but existing users will need to switch.

You can switch between the single and multi column layouts by going to Settings > Preferences > Appearance then enabling/disabling the “Advanced Web Interface”.

Moved my astrophotography gear home from our observatory for the summer. Time for a maintenance break! The summers in Finland are so light that it's not possible to take any astrophotos anyhow.

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YOU: so the A in RAID stands for "Array"?
US: Yes.
YOU: doesn't that mean saying "RAID array" is redundant?
US: Of course. That's what the R is for.

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"Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better."

― Edsger W. Dijkstra, a pioneering computer scientist.

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There exists an alternate timeline where by pure chance, no one has ever won the lottery #Showerthoughts

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RT @jwcarroll@twitter.com

Alternative Big O notation:

O(1) = O(yeah)
O(log n) = O(nice)
O(n) = O(ok)
O(n²) = O(my)
O(2ⁿ) = O(no)
O(n!) = O(mg!)

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The source code for several Infocom interactive fiction games was published on Github, e.g. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Steve Meretzky and Douglas Adams

github.com/historicalsource/hi

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git tip 

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On the one hand I am intellectually able to accept that 1990 was 29 years ago, on the other hand reading the phrase "vintage nineties looks" is absolutely doing my head in

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If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

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Using internet explorer to download chrome is like using a wooden pickaxe to get 3 cobblestone and immediately crafting a stone pickaxe

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I also ended up ordering a cheap Anne Pro 2 keyboard...

Oh why does my mind crave buying gadgets from time to time, even if I know I probably won't use them. Was so close to buying a new synthesizer today. Bought flashcarts for Game Boy and SNES instead...

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"Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal Facebookdocuments has revealed."

theguardian.com/technology/201

#Privacy #Facebook

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