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Author Archives: jsnx

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Haskell CEDICT

I finally wrote a useful Haskell program: an interface to CEDICT. You can look up characters in your Haskell programs, and you can also use a nice command line tool, zi4pu3 (字谱 → “character chart”): echo “你好。” | zi4pu3 you 你 ni3 be fond of 好 hao4 。 Those who know ‘好’ know that it’s […]

Really Weird Conversation With David Pollak

======== From: Pierre R Two interesting reddit post today : Some people believe Larry Wall is kind of crazy. I have actually a lot of respect for him. Same for R P Gabriel I guess in a different genre. I really like this two guys … It probably means I am a bit […]

Function & Actions

A function defines a relation between values, namely the input values and the output values. This relation is timeless. An action is a sequence of instructions. Whatever relations can be derived from these instructions are accidental and subject to change — there’s not relying on them. One approach to functions and actions that I like […]

Uses Of Socks

Socks keep your feet worm, but wearing them also keeps your sandals clean. Tile and hardwood floors are kept dry by frequent sockage, especially helpful in the kitchen. I wish I could wear socks everyday; but socks which are light enough to wear in the summer get dirty looking too fast.

Doing Something

Today, I accomplished nothing. I ate some food, read, and talked on the phone. I tried to install a filesystem — I want some kind of, any kind of, union file system for linux — and can only arrange for a system that fails on newer kernels.

A Little Exercize Before Eating…

…opens the abdomen to receive the food.

We Just Don’t Need Email Anymore

We can use chat instead. Everytime a new topic is started, it get’s a channel. These channels are saved on the server, and people may join or not — or read the archives. You don’t need to send email to the people. Just give them permission to join the channel, and next time they log […]

Mr. Vig & The Nun

Saw The Monastery today, a guileless film. From the film, I gathered that Russian nuns have ‘first prayer’ at 00:00 for an hour, go to sleep and wake right up at 05:30 to rock out until 10:00, when they break for work. They eat at 11:00 and after that, work, until more prayer time. Are […]

Soldiers’ Rights

A sad matter: The actions of the troops, I applaud. But why are they there? What freedom exists in a nation whose citizens are compelled, against their own will and the good sense of their countrymen, to endanger their lives in an empty war? It is by luck that I, a fit man of […]

Lily Turns The Crank

At Farmers’ Market today, I helped to run the apple press. We had a press with a grinder/feed mechanism. You turned a big crank to grind up the apples, spitting them into a bucket. When the bucket was full, it was time for the pressing — a plate went over the bucket, and another crank […]