A friend sent me this link about computer latency.
recent posts related to technology in general
It turns out that converting AsciiDoc to HTML without including a bunch of undesired CSS is a problem, and converting AsciiDoc to Markdown is also a problem. The page I linked to shows the best way I’ve found to convert AsciiDoc to Markdown, which can then be converted to CSS-free HTML. In case that page ever disappears, the basic commands are:
Install pandoc and asciidoc:
sudo apt install pandoc asciidoc
Convert asciidoc to docbook:
asciidoc -b docbook foo.adoc
Convert docbook to markdown:
I don’t know if it was just coincidence, but I went to Lowe’s yesterday for the first time in seven months, then I had a Lowe’s ad on Twitter first thing this morning. So “Allow some” is now “Off.” (See the Location and Personalization settings in the images.)
If you ever need to convert Docbook to AsciiDoc, this Pandoc command seems to work well:
pandoc --wrap=none -f docbook -t asciidoc \ DocbookFile.xml > AsciiDocFile.adoc
airtable.com has put together a cool collection of startup “Pitch Decks.”
Microsoft has a nice interview with FP researcher and Haskell co-creator Simon Peyton Jones.
I haven’t read it yet, but I’m told that Cats, Cubits, and Teleportation is a clear description of quantum computing.
Here are three nice diagrams drawn by Mariko Kosaka that explain HTTP and HTTP2.
- Work hard at minimizing your ego & attachment to identity
- Learn deliberately, seek out weaknesses & work hard at them
- Eliminate bad habits, replace them with good, one at a time
- Read a lot, foundational stuff, not just latest hyped thing
While it’s old news (March, 2018), I’ve often wondered why Siri seems to be getting worse, and how/why Amazon and Google beat Apple to the market for Alexa-like assistants. MacRumors has this article where they report several of the problems related to Siri’s development. (Their article is based on an article written by The Information, which requires a subscription.)