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I'm Jordi. expat living in , . I can say expat instead of immigrant 'cause I've had a super-sheltered and comfortable life. Nothing dreadful has ever happened to me.

I like , , , , and old because I'm old (not that old).

I also do software stuff because of course.

I work on assessments and , which I want to call cause we need that word again!

It works!!

Here's the patch:

inversethought.com/jordi/lol.p

It's for ESR, but the same still exists in the codebase.

XUL! It's still there! They lied to us! They said it was gone, but all they did was make us recompile Firefox if we wanted to change it.

Yaaaaay, I can now move with keys again, wooohoooo, this makes me so happppyy! 😀

I want to get a little annoyed at the , but they seem to just honestly be unable to understand any French but their own.

This kind of one-way intelligibility isn't that uncommon in , yet this one being nearer to me kind of smarts a little.

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El problema no es que internet le dio una palestra al idiota del pueblo, como dice Umberto Eco.

El idiota tiene derecho a expresarse, dentro de la ley.

El problema es que los demás le creemos y difundimos, por nuestra debilidad por la indignación. Los idiotas somos nosotros.

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cool story about the different cultures of Quebecois and French mingling in Canada

> Culture Shock for French in Quebec: ‘We Smoke Cigarettes, They Smoke Pot’
nytimes.com/2019/02/19/world/c

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$H$-supermagic labelings for firecrackers, banana trees and flowers
Article by Rachel Wulan Nirmalasari Wijaya and Andrea Semaničová-Feňovčíková and Joe Ryan and Thomas Kalinowski
In collections: Attention-grabbing titles, Basically computer science, Food
A simple graph $G=(V,E)$ admits an...
URL: arxiv.org/abs/1607.07911v2
PDF: arxiv.org/pdf/1607.07911v2

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Emacs Makes All Computing Emacs

I'm now exercising my in the most ridiculous way possible: burning hours upon hours of CPU recompiling after mistakes so I can disable ctrl+n in , because opening new windows when I'm trying to use keys to move one line down is an affront to my habituation that I will no longer tolerate. This is a line in the sand, and I'll recompile as long as I have to in order to defend it!

Hey, at least I'm not mining bitcoins.

Reading the source code when suddenly

D) Netscape Communications Corporation ("Netscape") does not guarantee
that any source code or executable code available from the mozilla.org
domain is Year 2000 compliant.

... oh boy, we're in trouble.

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Fur Squared and ANE are coming up, so here's your friendly reminder to CW your con posts so that people who couldn't go don't get too bummed out.

All must deviate from the original, so all translation must lie, at least a little. Embrace that lie and make it a good one:

jordi.inversethought.com/blog/

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"Oh, by the way, while I was poking around here, I found a sign that said, danger, do not throw anything into a circle."

"You didn't throw anything, did you?"

"Of course I did!"

And now there's an angry fish hopping out of the water.

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Ooh, a powerful magic spell! It pays to be disobedient!

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I am a master in mathematics and computer science. I am engaged in applied mathematics and software development. I spend my free time reading books and doing tennis and basketball. Pleased to welcome.

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Hey, /#a11y question:

Are the alternating backgrounds in the code here helpful? I thought that was only for tabular data, but does it also help with code listings?

inversethought.com/hg/dotemacs

I can't believe I've been long enough in Masto to already start missing people who are no longer around.

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.
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