Me: i'd like to parse a command line
Rust: ok, no problem
Me: also, read binary data from a file into a struct
Rust: s--sure, i can do that, that's a thing i can do
Me: write a few records into a sqlite db
Rust: [sweating profusely] okay, yes, that's definitely something i've done before
Me: ... maybe query that db later
Rust: [excuses self to restroom, does not return]

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I found a matrix schematic for LEDs using the CD4514B chip from 1983 by John H. DuBois III

The name sounded familiar and he did turn out to be one of the founders of Armory (as spcecdt) armory.com/armory.html

I look at the collections I've had over the years and wonder about the people who made these and what happened to them. Some of these have no attribution it's also hard to find who made them

taped-together glasses
slide rule
pocket protector
leaky ballpoint
button down shirt
fluorescent lights
beige slacks
tuned to NPR
sensible sweaters
corn flakes

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These schematics are from a Dutch book called "Theoretisch en practisch molenboek" or "Theoretical and practical mill book", which is the most Dutch title ever

Basically, building plans for a typical industrial windmill, published in 1850. It's definitely worth a look

archive.org/details/Theoretisc

unsafely interpreting bytes as a struct is pretty easy in rust, and yet when you look it up you get so many bad/wrong answers. so for my own future reference:

let s : StructType = unsafe { std::ptr::read(buf.as_ptr() as *const _) };

tfw you realize that there's a whole class of emoticons you can insert in code that will be interpreted as comments

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i'm somewhat unnerved that my toddler is softly singing along to "zoo eyes"

It's alarming how quickly dinner with a 1yo and 3yo can devolve into an impromptu Meredith Monk workshop

(the one upside of having a super literate 3yo is being able to sit down and architect stuff in my notebook while he reads frog and toad for like the fiftieth time)

designing a database schema for like the first time in a decade and immediately descending into the classic "but is this entire table _necessary_" rabbit hole

Finally looking at retiring my current laptop after 8 years. Wondering if it makes sense to wait around for the 10th gen intel chips. Battery life is kind of a sticking point for me. Any recommendations?

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Just killed my subscription; hardly used it to begin with, but the recent acquisition news is skeeetchy.

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The only entry I have for #squarecember so far: squares within a square, including one special square.

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