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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!

Hensel's lemma. Oops, embarrassing misspelling.

I love...

Uh, what was I gonna write? What do I love?

Oh, right, sorry, walked way from the textbox for a moment: I love going to bed.

That moment as I'm drifting off to sleep and I have to worry about nothing but my own thoughts. My dreams and my imagination are my current playground. There may be problems, but the problems can wait. The only important thing right now is my own mind.

Last night I was trying to recreate Hansel's lemma, just going by "discrete Newton's method". Fun times!

Gah, I need a bobby pin to keep the hair out of my face.

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Re: actix-web maintainership crisis

Update: they liked it! And even suggested several improvements, but they were engaged with it!

I need to give a tech demo at work in a few minutes for some software I wrote.

Whoa, I just learned that the Japanese blood type superstition has its roots in some pretty deep racism. The original proponent wanted to explain via blood types why the native Formosans of Taiwan didn't want to be ruled by the Japanese occupants as opposed to the Ainu in Japan who have not attempted a rebellion in a long time.

This is straight up Nazi rhetoric. It seems a little less charming now when fictional Japanese characters list their blood types.

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“excuse me, ms. dos?”
“that’s dr. dos to you”

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Does anyone have any recommendations for tasty milk alternatives to put in protein shakes?

I've seen a lot of people use almond milk but does anyone have experience with oat or rice milks?

Renaming "PM" to "DM" was a great internet tragedy.

(another Mexican Montrealer!) playing Mariquita, which was made famous by :

She added a verse in French!

I got to meet her an event a while ago and she told me she's good friends with Alejandro Marcovich. I'm really digging this tune.

Further evidence that the very concept of was invented by Hitchcock in the the 1960s:

syfy.com/syfywire/firsts-psych

Oh, funny. Why don't you like it? Do you live in Mexico?

There's so much communication that is cultural and we take for granted. I almost accidentally did the Mexican "thank you" sign (closed palm facing me, fingers pointing upwards) at a driver who yielded to me, but stopped myself when I remembered that's often interpreted as an insult!

There's a lot of Indian paralanguage I'm still learning. Apparently "tsk tsk" (two quick tongue clicks) means "no"? The weird thing is that when I asked "what does that mean?" they responded "it doesn't mean anything", but I'm pretty sure they were trying to negate what I said!

@Luchtspieg So I've been listening very carefully for next time I have to pronounce it... upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia

Confusing i.e. with e.g. drives me batty, it's almost the same as mixing up $$\exists$$ and $$\forall$$.

Should caches be hot or merely warmed? What's the optimal cache-heating method?

I love this , thanks @equals_w_equals

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Kweh!?

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $$\pi z^2 \times a$$ jokes. Use $$ and $$ for inline LaTeX, and $ and $ for display mode.