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2019

2019-09-05 19:53

I have been using my bluetooth Magick Keyboard at my office since 3 weeks now, and it’s kinda difficult to write on the Macbook built-in keyboard right now. Or I may just be tired. Anyway, to reiterate what I was saying last year, this is definitely a very good keyboard.

2019-09-05 15:48

So now I know why I lost several Go of free space on my HD:

2019-09-05 15:46

Advanced NLP with Spacy. If only there were more than 24 hours a day… #python

2019-09-05 15:44

Why I like Clojure. Note that the site was built using Hakyll ;-)

2019-09-05 15:42

  Cigarettes After Sex, Cigarettes After Sex.

2019-09-05 15:37

Early in the morning, I decided to reformat my old notes from various formats (RST, MD, TXT) to Org. It took me more than two hours to make things look like they weren’t writtent in 2005 on Linux!

2019-09-05 11:13

Very happy to see than Tony Rossini is going to have a new homepage. #emacs #rstats

2019-09-04 18:50

Lisp people: What’s your go-to language for when you want to write a quick script. I for one do most of my scripting stuff using Bash, sed/awk, and Python. However, it looks like some folks tend to rely on Clojure, various flavours of Scheme, CL, or even Perl 6 (but why?).

2019-09-04 18:46

Tutorial on vega-lite and Haskell. #haskell

2019-09-04 18:44

Handouts with exercises on scientific computing using Python, feat. some introduction to BioPython. #python

2019-09-03 11:42

TIL about https://dotfiles.github.io, the unofficial guide to dotfiles on GitHub.

2019-09-03 11:17

The good things in a community site come from people more than technology; it’s mainly in the prevention of bad things that technology comes into play. Technology certainly can enhance discussion. Nested comments do, for example. But I’d rather use a site with primitive features and smart, nice users than a more advanced one whose users were idiots or trolls. — Paul Graham, What I’ve learned from Hacker News

2019-09-02 16:09

Lovely. https://leon-kim.com/

2019-09-02 16:04

eBay’s TSV Utilities: Command line tools for large, tabular data files. Filtering, statistics, sampling, joins and more.

2019-09-02 15:46

Population genetics notes, from the the Coop Lab. #bioinformatics

2019-09-02 11:55

Ezhil: Clean and minimal personal blog theme for Hugo.

2019-09-02 09:04

Random Forests, Decision Trees, and Categorical Predictors: The “Absent Levels” Problem (PDF).

This problem occurs whenever there is an indeterminacy over how to handle an observation that has reached a categorical split which was determined when the observation in question’s level was absent during training.

TL;DR No feature engineering heuristics seem to really help mitigate this kind problem.

2019-09-02 08:56

Old times good times: A Brief Timeline of the History of Blogging. Although I came late to the party (around 2006), I remember all those emerging blogs from the 2000s, I mean, before the advent of social networks. Then came Twitter, Blogger and Tumblr.

2019-09-02 08:55

Want some training or refresh your TeX memory? https://texnique.xyz

2019-08-29 16:38

Well, I finally updated my config for Doom Emacs, which now relies on straight to manage all packages. The first upgrade was quite buggy, but once I figured out I could just delete my current .emacs.d and start from scratch again, I got a working install in a few minutes. Beware that the process of downloading and configuring all packages is quite long. You will also likely need to update your autoloads, e.g., doom refresh -f. Also, if you have a problem rebuilding the pdf-tools viewer, eval this before running pdf-tools-install: (setenv "PKG_CONFIG_PATH" "/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/local/Cellar/libffi/3.2.1/lib/pkgconfig"). #emacs

2019-08-29 15:57

Live in your terminal, they said. Let’s start with ASCIIGenome and VisiData.

2019-08-29 15:43

pastel: A command-line tool to generate, analyze, convert and manipulate colors. (Not yet merged into Homebrew core.)

2019-08-28 21:20

Variational Bayesian phylogenetic inference. #bioinformatics

2019-08-28 08:16

Monads for functional programming (PDF, 31 pp.).

2019-08-28 08:10

Yesterday, I noticed a nice tweet by John Cook through one of his many accounts:

Here is a more detailed version of the above: Function vs Object.

2019-08-27 10:27

A clean and minimalist theme for Jekyll: moving. It might provide a very nice template for GH pages.

2019-08-27 07:27

Streaming JSON parser for Unix: jwalk.

2019-08-27 07:25

Vectorization and parallelization in Python: Nice wrap-up of available solutions. The joblib module is really a must-have. #python

2019-08-25 19:23

Sadly, a large number of blogs I used to follow some years ago are definitely down, e.g., wrathematics hasn’t posted for years.

2019-08-25 16:30

Nice song cover of Une Sorcière comme les autres, by Anne Sylvestre.

2019-08-25 16:23

JavaScript: The Modern Parts: Nice historical take! #javascript

2019-08-25 08:21

What is a 1x Engineer?

2019-08-24 08:28

Typed Lisp, A Primer. (Note that “Lisp refers to Common Lisp as supported by Emacs Lisp.”) #lisp

2019-08-23 13:55

Such a nice treatment of Prime numbers on the Haskell community wiki. #haskell

2019-08-23 12:06

  The Dead Weather, Horehound.

2019-08-23 07:23

Some obscure C features. (via HN)

2019-08-23 07:22

monolith: Save HTML pages with ease.

2019-08-22 21:09

A quick guide to Emacs Lisp programming. #emacs

2019-08-21 21:08

Metabase is the easy, open source way for everyone in your company to ask questions and learn from data.

2019-08-21 21:01

I haven’t update Doom Emacs during the week, except for env variables because I switched to Fish recently. I know there are probably plenty of updates on (M)ELPA, but the Python LSP layer works quite nicely, and the same applies to functional languages I use to use these days. So why uopdating again and again? I probably reached the point where you no longer want to live in a ‘beta’ world, and just start to be more productive with the tools you have right in your hands. BTW, I uninstalled VS Code yesterday: I still think this is the best multi-OS editor I’ve seen so far, but too much noise for me, and so few plugins for functional languages that it makes me feel like I could just use TextEdit instead, or maybe Vim. #emacs

2019-08-21 20:58

The other option is to just live with Emacs. — The Emacs Problem