Show more

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design.

Finally worked up the nerve to post one of my more recent blog posts to HN

Classic Macintosh has an easily accessible fixed-point math library. Including from THINK Pascal. If you're thinking of doing 2D graphics or gameplay mechanics/physics/logic, you'll probably want to use it instead of floating point.

It bums me out that Mastodon doesn't have good keyboard navigation.

Say what you will about the new Twitter design, but their keyboard controls are a joy to use.

‪If all you see when you look at Lisp is parentheses then you’ve sorely missed the point.‬

@maxdeviant Yeah, those are all partially centralized. Fully decentralized is usually so inefficient it ends up becoming a sticking point (see: bitcoin)

But I like the model of "friends are all on a server somewhere, and servers can communicate in some way if they want". No one company or government or whatever is in control, but it's not massively inefficient, either.

Today I learned something new about my automatic movement mechanical watch.

I didn't wear it much yesterday cause I was out doing yardwork. When I woke up this morning it had completely stopped.

I meant to wind it, but I got caught up in things and forgot.

I just glanced down at my wrist and noticed it was working again!

So TIL my watch can restart itself from a complete stop completely from wrist motion 😄

Finished another post, an argument against using 'dumb' config formats (e.g. YAML/JSON) and for using real programming languages instead. This realization has relieved me from lots of frustration!

Also lots of related links about configuration languages!

beepb00p.xyz/configs-suck.html

This weekend has been... interesting.

Read all about it in the latest issue of Errata Exist: buttondown.email/maxdeviant/ar

Tonight has been interesting.

What started off as a seemingly simple task of installing my new 1TB NVMe M.2 drive and installing Windows 10 on it has resulted in my swearing off Windows and installing NixOS on it instead.

You know I'm very pushy when it comes to journaling, but it's something that if you have not yet tried might really help you when you feel like you've lost your focus or creative spirit.

Understanding your own cycles of stamina might help you plan better, and might offer some comfort, by reminding you that it eventually comes back.

After working on this for the past three days I think I'm happy with the results.

The Idris 2 REPL now supports showing help for commands 🙂

This morning I watched a talk on type-driven development with Idris and now I'm building Idris from source

youtu.be/DRq2NgeFcO0

I have tried many different pieces of software and now settled done on the optimal config for me. This is my first #screenshotsunday. The picture shows #Sway, #Waybar, #Kakoune, #Alacritty, and #fishshell. The color theme is #gruvbox, the fonts are #DejaVuSansMono and #Inter.

Today I published the first version of my personal knowledge repository: maxdeviant.github.io/knowledge

It's still rather bare-bones, but I will be adding to it over time.

You can also find the contents on GitHub: github.com/maxdeviant/knowledg

Show more
Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.