They left handprints on the cave wall.
They wrote their names in cuneiform, in ogham, in runes and glyphs and letters.
To say: I was here.
@h2g2bob "Prepare volume #2 for ‘foo.tar’ and hit return:" :)
It's a great time to read Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air, an easy to read book asking if/how we can stop using fossil fuels. There are great ballpark estimates, which make the huge numbers instantly understandable. Free pdf. https://withouthotair.com/
"Tell a story!"
"There once was, on distant Earth-"
"No, a real story!"
"Hush. Earth was real, and full of children asking for stories, just like you."
"Really. They looked different, back then, but they, too, loved stories."
"So they were people?"
"They were people."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
*Main> groupSnd [(1, 'a'), (2, 'b'), (3, 'a')]
Not quite unchanged, but the type of the function would be weird if it was.
@WAHa_06x36 I'm not seeing that. Unless you mean that ordering? In which case it's fine.
This is straight-forward enough in Haskell:
groupSnd :: Eq t => [(a, t)] -> [([a], t)]
groupSnd = map f . groupBy (\x y -> snd x == snd y)
where f group = (map fst group, snd $ head group)
Here's an interesting perspective: Code Is Not Literature http://www.gigamonkeys.com/code-reading/
It addresses a puzzle:
> [So many programmers say], “People should read code” but few people seem to actually do it. I’d be surprised if I interviewed a novelist and asked them what the last novel they had read was, and they said, “Oh, I haven’t really read a novel since I was in grad school.” Writers actually read other writers but it doesn’t seem that programmers really do, even though we say we should.
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Brave decision to do an abstract concept piece at this stage of the series. The episodes consists of nothing but a black screen, and occasional disembodied voices, tense music, and flashes of torchlight.
Everyone will have their own interpretation, but I like to think there was a power cut and they were all stumbling around trying to fix it.
(Or: great episode, but you've gone too far with darkness if people can't distinguish the characters.)
We were interviewed about RustPython: https://www.pythonpodcast.com/rust-python-interpreter-episode-207/
Where is the most average bus stop in the UK? https://dbatley.com/blog/2019/03/average-bus-stop.html
#drawing A row of mailboxes. (Or pigeonholes, perhaps.)
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