Llyn Idwal

One can always wish for the perfect weather, yet most of the times, it remains a wish. Not this time.

There is a National Trust recommendation to visit Llyn Idwal, which Nora spotted, and they were right about the place: it’s magnificent. We really weren’t expeting snow on the mountains in May, but that, combined with the clouds and the late afternoon sunshine was just perfect.

I cropped the image, but apart from that, it really looked like this. No edits, no nothing.


URL: hyperpolyglot.org/

Quick table comparison of things, such as programming languages, shells, markdown languages, etc. This is quite useful.


URL: leclan.ch/tabs/

Unfortunately, I feel I have to increasingly justify myself for preferring tabs. I do justify it, though.

[…]

Tabs are inherently perfect for indentation. They embody the concept of indentation.

[…]

Their size adapts to anyone’s readability needs, unlike spaces which force you to accept the project’s indentation levels.

[…]

More perfectly in design, tabs can be replaced by spaces with sed; but such an operation only goes one way.

And that is exactly why I prefer tabs as well. It’s a special character which is easy to search and replace if that is ever needed. Space is good for separating words, but using spaces for indention is the same as using spaces for centering titles in Word(-like) documents.


RE: www.rarst.net/wordpress/technical-responsibility/

It is often stressed in WordPress circles that plugins and themes should be compatible to obsolete 5.2 version of PHP programming language.
Why?
Because otherwise you will break people’s sites.
Why?
Because people still run their sites on PHP 5.2.
Why?
Because they don’t know they should update.
Why?
Because we won’t tell them.
Why?
Because they don’t have to know.
Wait, what?
It took me a long time to grasp that "they don’t have to know" is one of the most important and least obvious WordPress principles.
I don’t agree with that.

Hard, cold, sad WordPress truth. And I fully agree with it. "You have to know."
But how to do make people care? They will only want to know if they care about their site.


RE: aaronparecki.com/2016/07/16/8/

I recently batch-geotagged photos of mine for the first time ever; I ended up using http://www.carto.net/projects/photoTools/gpsPhoto/, it is quite handy.

If you’re planning to make an API I suggest you make it gpx compatible; in case you ever obtain anything that is gpx already, it would save you a headache.


Colour management in Linux; using a Pantone Huey to calibrate a monitor

Snowdonia

When you realize there is a bank holiday coming soon, and you have no plans yet even though weather looks promising, you start looking for options. In our case the usual destination is the Peak District, but it was sold out, so we had to look elsewhere.

Since we wanted to visit Snowdonia for a long while now, it seemed like a good choice – although the weather forecast for Sunday was rough. And my, I wasn’t expecting what we got.

This place has mountains, real mountains; some peaks still had snow when we got there on Saturday, and we had magnificent lights.

If you decide to visit, climbing Snowdon shouldn’t be your priority. We even didn’t bother to go this time: the other locations surrounding it might even be more unique – since if you’re on the highest mountain, you can’t take breathtaking pictures of the other mountains, can you?

Apart from a minor rotate, no edit, filter – neither software, nor physical – was used here; this did actually look like this.


RE: blog.elementary.io/post/145881464631/loki-beta

In the interest of promoting secure software installation methods, as of this release there is no default app for handling .deb packages and the command line tool add-apt-repository is not available by default.

Really?
That’s not security, that’s crippling.

No 32-bit for now or forever?

Forever. It’s very very legacy now. Time to move on

Right. Tell that to all the still working 32bit laptops which are actually enough for a lot of things.

I used to appreciate what elementaryOS is standing for, and I protected the project the best I could for a long time, but these are wrong decisions. Also, not fixing a crucial missing feature at all in their previous release is a nasty big "no".

Welcome back, Linux Mint!


RE: www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/headphones-everywhere

The reason for this trends is significantly easier to answer than you think, Amanda: noise.

That 35 years from 1981 introduced noise everywhere: the streets are crowded are noisy; the cubicles are gone, so our open-space trendy workplaces are noisy; malls and shopping centres play different noise in each and every shop.

Listening to your choice of noise at least suppressed the crushing reality of harsh sounds.