before executing a hex editor, make sure he gives away all of his scribes

I wish I saved and copied the savefile when I was 10 or so

what if it would get corrupted and you would end up with 2 heads?

*fires up hex editor*

(Reblogged from leming-the-engineer)

I wish I saved and copied the savefile when I was 10 or so

Trying out the font from Datamedia Elite 1520APL terminal. I extracted it from its manual. So vintage…

No, I’m not changing my fonts. It’s too small, ugly and illegible. Yet, my preferred terminal font — 14-pixel Terminus — lacks APL symbols and I have been trying to design matching extension for a long time. The font used above is just a historical curiosity, though. etaoin shrdlu

When you see a bear eating your friend’s leg, you don’t pet it and hope it starts purring.

GNU APL now has a power operator ⍣ in SVN! I once mentioned ⍣ being one of selling points of Dyalog APL because this is one of the most expressive operators in modern APL as it allows to express arbitrary iteration or recursion. This might seem like a strange point to stress to those used to more mainstream languages where explicit control structures are essentially required to do anything more complex than “hello world”. Since APL already operates on arrays as a whole, explicit iteration is rarely needed (cf. highly vectorized Matlab code); but sometimes it is needed and the only standard control flow statement is a goto-like arrow → inside of defined functions. It’s, of course, enough to do anything but it’s cumbersome to use. That being said, many systems come with extensions providing control structures like :If, :While, &c, but these are ugly and un-APL-ish. The power operator is just a simple operator which nicely fits APL philosophy and syntax; and it can easily and succinctly express all the control flow you might ever need.

In GNU APL, it doesn’t work as expected in all cases yet, but it’s only the first prototype of implementation. It’s going to be awesome once it’s ironed out!

A week. It takes a week for ~1 cm² wound on palm to scar over. Yay. I wonder if it’s linear in area? Or diameter, depth? Or… I’ll refrain from experimenting.

(Reblogged from sophiecabra)
setopt nobgnice

Silly zsh. I would have switched to mksh a long time ago, if not for that hideous but oh so useful completion system, glob modifiers, and few minor syntactical advantages.