The Geek's Guide to Dating - Eric Smith

GoodReads Summary: You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your bedsheets are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. You're hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you've discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. What's a geek to do? Take some tips from Eric Smith in The Geek's Guide to Dating. This hilarious primer leads geeks of all ages through the perils and pitfalls of meeting women, going on dates, getting serious, breaking up, and establishing a successful lifelong relationship (hint: it's time to invest in new bedsheets). Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek's Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.

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Greenland (2020)

Wikipedia Summary: The film follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth.

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Crap Dates - Rhodri Marsden

GoodReads Summary:

A good date can be exhilarating: a shared joke, an improbable spark, long moments of gazing fondly into each other's eyes. Not so for the dating disasters featured in this collection of laugh-out-loud actual tweets about the most terrible evenings imaginable. From seriously unwelcome confessions, to dousing dates in wine, to bringing them back to creepy apartments to meet favorite stuffed animals, here are the funniest and most alarming reports from dating's front lines. Along the way, author Rhodri Marsden offers tips on how to identify and avoid the worst of the bad daters, including married men, blatant liars, deluded optimists, and more. This harrowing collection of real nightmare dates will amuse anyone who's suffered through one of cupid's off nights.

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Undercity - Catherine Asaro

GoodReads Summary: Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard-bitten P.I. with a load of baggage to deal with, and clients with woes sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy-shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of dark and dangerous Undercity—the enormous capital of a vast star empire—to find answers.

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Links for 2021-03-18

CI, Who Owns Your Data, Mac keybinds on Linux (and Windows), A Word About Testing, Spring with GraalVM.

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Wild Lawrencium

Work Log.

  • Allows entering start/stop time.
  • Subject, description.
  • Tags, maybe?
  • Status: Working, Paused, Done.
  • How to mark a task as "started one day, continued in another"?

Timeless Reactive Thrifty Mercury

Top Reddit to Mastodon.

Crawls Reddit subreddits and create a post on Mastodon when it reaches a threshold.

  • Configuration allows adding multiple subreddits. - Can be used as "http://reddit.com/r/some_subreddit.json"
  • Threshold per subreddit.
  • Make sure posts appear only once.
  • Mastodon account for everyone or for each subreddit?
  • What if the post is an image? Should we download and add it to the post?

Commented Link: Mitigating Memory Safety Issues in Open Source Software

Initially announced on HackerNews as "Google to Pay Developers to Port Their Code to Rust" on this post, what is actually going on is not quite what it seems.

And it seems this time HackerNews comments actually got what it actually means.

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Concise Guide To Databases - Peter Lake, Paul Crowther

GoodReads Summary: This easy-to-read textbook/reference presents a comprehensive introduction to databases, opening with a concise history of databases and of data as an organisational asset. As relational database management systems are no longer the only database solution, the book takes a wider view of database technology, encompassing big data, NoSQL, object and object-relational, and in-memory databases. The text also examines the issues of scalability, availability, performance and security encountered when building and running a database in the real world.

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The Escort (2015)

Wikipedia Summary:

Journalist Mitch is a sex addict. When he is fired, he applies for a job with a magazine. The editor promises to hire him if he writes a more interesting article than his competitors. He decides to write about Natalie, a Stanford-educated escort he met by chance.

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