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2020-12-29 19:47 #

A few days ago I learnt that Stata license are not tied to the original OS you bought your license for. This means that I will be able to run Stata 13 MP on Ubuntu, once I found my license of course. #stata

2020-12-29 13:44 #
2020-12-29 13:42 #

Apple Music everywhere! I would love streaming my playlists via cmus.

2020-12-29 13:39 #

I install very few things on either my personal or work computer. I don’t have terraform, aws, node, or pip installed, but I use them all the time. I have a Docker image for each, and I run them in containers with minimal privileges. I’m definitely not the only one, but it’s not as popular as it should be. None of these tools actually need full access to my computer to do their work, but that is normally how they’re run. — Run More Stuff in Docker

2020-12-29 13:35 #
$ git clone https://github.com/jhbadger/xlispstat.git
$ cd xlispstat
$ ./configure --prefix=/home/chl/.local
$ make && make install

Enjoy your 30 years old statistical package!

2020-12-24 21:30 #

Trying out calcurse to manage my TODO and appointments.

2020-12-23 11:31 #

So, I stopped using the Gmail web client. Google the data kraken, Google the spearhead of surveilance capitalism. I don’t want to live in front of the camera with algorithms watching my every move, using the data they gather about me to manipulate me into voting for this or for that, or to buy this or that. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” And remember, “Don’t be evil” was a part of Google’s Code of Conduct from 2000 to 2018. They removed it. — Rmail

As I now start Emacs from scratch, with a minimal init.el file (just to load a monochrome theme, really), I come to appreciate the default settings, although I will need to tweak the base config a bit.

2020-12-23 10:02 #
2020-12-22 21:40 #

The Macintosh was designed under a number of constraints, including: (1) It needed to sell to “naive users,” that is, users without any previous computer experience. (2) It was targeted at a narrow range of applications (mostly office work, though entertainment and multimedia applications have been added later in ways that sometimes break slightly with the standard interface). (3) It controlled relatively weak computational resources (originally a non-networked computer with 128KB RAM, a 400KB storage device, and a dot-matrix printer). (4) It was supported by highly impoverished communication channels between the user and the computer (initially a small black-and-white screen with poor audio output, no audio input, and no other sensors than the keyboard and a one-button mouse). (5) It was a standalone machine that at most was connected to a printer. — The Anti-Mac Interface