If you have young children and want to make word search puzzles, you know, for practicing spelling in English or another language using the Latin alphabet, or Japanese (hiragana or katakana), I got you covered:


See if you can find all eleven:


The filler characters are randomly generated with the same frequencies as naturally-occurring Japanese (well, as natural as my corpus of anime subtitles…).

implausibly high nerd level 

Fio: "What's the most important thing to be a good pilot? Experience?"

Porco: "No. Inspiration."

didn't tut-tut Fio staying up all night to design his new plane. Not at first.

AND the money figure!!!

‘In the influence condition, substantively unrelated issues became linked into party-specific profiles, much like the “culture wars” in our own world. For example, in world 3, partisan majorities took opposite sides on six issues: Republican majorities agreed and Democrats opposed the items on great books (15), obedience (19), and gas engines (20), while Democrats agreed and Republicans opposed items on robot lawyers (3), licensed jurors (7), and group loyalty (13).’

Found the 20 questions in supplemental material advances.sciencemag.org/conten AND THEY ARE FASCINATING:

10."Athletes should be allowed to use medical procedures to extend the length of their careers." .15

6."The storage of an individual's genetic information collected through bio-identification algorithms should be prohibited." .13

12."Public schools need to place greater emphasis on children’s physical fitness and health, even if it takes away time from academics. " .13

These are important!!!

made sending GIFs a one-click affair and my friends are suffering.

Or are they reveling??? ()

Reading about latest iOS ’s advanced tracking protections and notice that I can try it out on the site telling me about it. Surprised to see this. Thanks Firefox for blocking Google Analytics, on the Mozilla site!

Here, I stole the GIF (actually MP4, 12.5 frames per second, 636 kilobits per second) from Twitter: trailer that kVin was talking about.

No Hankel transform or fast convolution magic yet but the basic algorithm and implementation using FFTs:


Really, wish GitHub would render LaTeX.

(Yes, I write a Markdown file and have a little JS bit that tangles it Knuth-like literate programming-style into stand-alone .py files and also weaves the original markdown into something more presentable by running Yapf python formatter on it. It worked well for Ebisu/Mudder, but this time without Hydrogen/Atom)

Rei: "Rin-chan-san, yes?"

's ! is life.

"Hard work means nothing without that flash of inspiration." —Ama-sensei

Some YouTube rando's comment: "My life is literally a female version of this".

Rei: "You're Haru-chan-san?"

Haru: "Don't put -chan and -san on my name"


Pardon me, Chihayafuru manga dump is what I need right now 

True story.

The last chapter of Miki Yoshikawa's "Yamada-kun and the seven witches" (chapter 243!, she published it weekly over five years!) was directly responsible for the flurry of job applications I sent to investment banks that eventually resulted in me accepting a job at one.

I wanted to make three times as much money as Yamada, just like Shiraishi, his girlfriend and the first eponymous witch 😝🤣.

(Not a recommendation, it's terrifically long, but example of manga changing lives)

Excerpts from Shigeru Mizuki's “War in Japan” manga 

Modeling the relationship between the various kinds of quizzes allowed in as nodes and edges in a densely-connected directed graph: reviewing which strengthens the memory of which others? Paper and pen and 9x9 adjacency matrix.

The relevant article I was reading: "Sum types are coming" (from 2015):


There's ONE hit on the first DuckDuckGo page for Python sum types on Reddit, whose top reply misses the point and implements the example using… classes.

Also, from the same blogger, this handy chart of semi?-advanced features in Java, Go, Python, Haskell, et al. and the "sum types" line highlighted, also from 2015:


Sum types are essential.

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