The (printed!) book I learned my first steps on Linux from - and more importantly - that motivated me to stick with it when starting out.

I think I can honestly say this changed my life. Thanks, Anne, where-ever you are.

The 'pen and string' method for drawing ellipses has been known since the fifth century - I wonder what advantage the device has over this approach?

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Found this device to draw ellipses in the Cuypershuis museum in Roermond.

Ellipses are so cool.

mathcurve.com/courbes2d.gb/ell

Quite literally "dusted off" my KeyStation today. Wanted to use a app with an app together, so tried .

While I haven't dug into the technical trade-offs that must be there, this was super easy/convenient! Impressed so far!

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for LaTeX formatting.

I recently found out about 'textext', an plugin to embed rendered snippets in your document:

github.com/textext/textext

Packaged it for :

github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/

Feeling an urge to create a "technology radar" of my personal preferences.

Send help.

I volunteer as 'IT person' for a museum in its early days, (eicas.nl - @EICAS).

I would love to connect with other "museum people" and "museum IT people", here and elsewhere.

Any boosts/recommendations welcome!

Spent some time adding some of the local places I like to the page for my town,

Not sure if it is 'worth it', as a traveller I don't find wikivoyage pages particularly easy to consume, but it was a nice relaxing activity for a slow sunday afternoon.

en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Devente

You'd think being a vector format, would be really easy to scale.

No free lunch though: for straight horizontal/vertical lines, they will either be anti-aliased or sharp depending on whether the edge happens to end up aligned with a pixel or not.

Once you see it, you see it even on a fancy-schmancy 15" 4K UHD screen...

So now, rather than just doing 'imagemagick convert', I'm considering scaling the SVG and doing a quick script to pull the straight lines to the nearest pixel first...

Memory Analyzer (MAT) my old friend!

Such a nice tool for tracking down memory leaks in applications.

Sure, I'd rather not have a leak at all, but it was a lot of fun hunting it down and finding it in an unexpected place! Long time since I last had to.

So... apparently we had a in the network? Almost causing a large-scale ?

I'm a total n00b when it comes to these kinds of things, but it sounds fascinating!

netzfrequenz.info/

Today I had a lot of fun re-listening the "West Coast Boogaloo" album by the Greyboy Allstars, with 2 of my musical heroes: Karl Denson (of his Tiny Universe) and Fred Wesley (of James Brown fame).

When it came out back in 1994 I bought this album "as a download" - which was somewhat of a novelty at the time.

Imagine my surprise when I found out just last year they re-issued it on fancy 3-colored vinyl. Somewhat of a gimmick, sure, but I couldn't resist :D

I just submitted my Call for Participation (CfP) entry for @mch2021 - the hacker camp in August, 2020.

Have you, too? Time is starting to get tight ;).

cfp.mch2021.org

The screw thread from this Edwin Jagger razor broke off. Made a hole and fixed it with a regular screw :D

Hi there!

I've been on the fediverse since 2018, but recently moved into @merveilles.town, so I guess it's time for a new !

I'm a developer from , the . I love , , @reproducible_builds, maintain a @notion and help organize @mch2021. I'm part of @hack42 and work on for Lightbend.

Looking forward to meeting all you creative people! Feel free to get in touch, both public and private.

Merveilles

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