I was looking at this map at hittitemonuments.com. I was surprised to see that I can click on different parts of an image and it would lead me to different places. It’s implemented using these two tags.
M1 is depressing because it now means you can’t just buy the best performing CPU on the market and build your own PC around it. You have to have a Mac. At least, this was my feeling reading the initial reviews.
Thankfully, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture looks like a match. Zen 3 is often overlooked after the M1 release.
This set of benchmarks compare programming tasks on Ryzen 5800X and M1. Now I don’t feel so bad about M1 existing.
Paul McCartney has been writing and performing music more or less continuously since 1956. That’s sixty-four years.
For sheer fecundity, I can’t, with the exception of Bob Dylan, think of any other songwriter who comes close. There are very few artists in history, in any field, who have produced so much work at a high level over such a span.
Ian Leslie – https://ianleslie.substack.com/p/64-reasons-to-celebrate-paul-mccartney
I don’t care much about Paul McCartney but the author’s deep knowledge of him makes it incredibly charismatic. Got me hooked reading this article. I don’t think I have that level of depth on any of the subjects that I have ever interacted with… in my life.
Also numbering the paragraphs. A great trick to improve readability. I imagine it also helps writing an essay with loosely connected facts/opinions.
If you are still interested in how CPUs work, I would highly suggest listening to this interview with Jim Keller, a very high profile chip designer.
His insights into out-of-order execution is amazing. When you learn a CPU may run a piece of code different each time is very interesting. The output is deterministic of course, you’d get the same result. But the execution order changes all the time within the CPU.
Git is an append-only database. You can certainly update old records (re-write the history) but that’s not a great mental model for it. I like to embrace that it’s append-only.
So, often I find myself in a position of not yet ready to commit my changes but I also have to leave my computer. The solution I found is “wip” commits.
I just stage everything and commit it as “wip”. I also push to remote just to have a back up.
When I get back to work, I just do a reset of the “wip” commit an continue working. When you are ready to do a real commit, you have to force push but I think it’s fine since this all happens in a private branch.
Also, the bridge was designed as a suspension bridge, but nobody actually knew how to build a suspension bridge, so they got halfway through it and then just added extra support columns to keep the thing standing, but they left the suspension cables because they’re still sort of holding up parts of the bridge.
The first paragraph of this article sums up working as a programmer perfectly.
This is also the first time I’m witnessing a use of title case – in mid-sentence. Conveys a whole new meaning. For example:
after you get through the fifteen security checks installed by Dave because Dave had his sweater stolen off his desk once and Never Again.
I know I said Manjaro + KDE is an abomination previously. I hated the looks of it.
I have to admit, after using it for couple of weeks I started to find it freakishly practical. Has lots of cool pre-installed utilities. Want to take screenshosts? There is Spectacle, ready to go. Clipboard manager? Comes pre-installed. Works out of the box. Wanna show CPU utilization in task bar? Comes pre-installed – with millions of options. You can even change the graph color for the 3rd core of the CPU.
Kinto remaps your modifier keys (or any key, really) to be more like Mac, when you are on Linux. As I’m jumping between my Linux desktop and Macbook laptop, I need the consistency between them. Without this tool, I would be nowhere. Can’t recommend and praise it enough.
It even has a setting for setting “caps lock” key as “escape” right out of the box. Amazing.
In the textbooks, astonishing facts were presented without astonishment. Someone probably told me that every cell in my body has the same DNA. But no one shook me by the shoulders, saying how crazy that was.