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[10:31] Aaaaand I'm done. I guess. My laptop decided to name the outcome "Repeated Humility, And Gleamed". Creating the corpus took around 99% of my CPU, sorting it later was killing thunar for whatever reason. Anyways, I did it. Was really funny to work on that, I'll probably take part in NaNoGenMo again next year.
[09:31] I really should have started with my NaNoGenMo script earlier. I have pretty little time today to fix the last few issues. Meh.
It is fun, though. In a test run, it just came up with the title "Originally You Blot 17". I actually kind of like that.
[18:08] Creating a corpus for my NaNoGenMo entry from various files kind of troubles my laptop. Poor old thing.
[12:19] I just wanted to highlight text in a pdf file to copy/paste it in a plaintext file, but evince was unable to cope with the file and froze, so I had to use my web browser to display it instead of the actual pdf reader. That's a bit sad.
Talking about the ISS, they have some fairly old data storage there. I'm really curious wether or not these things are still readable.
[22:02] I guess I'll give NaNoGenMo a try this year. I know zilch about language processing, never touched corpora and am not even a programmer, but I understand it is fun. In the worst case I'll learn something along the way.
(Even though, as stated in the article, it does mess up screen readers. So it is a nice gimmick in the artistic field, but should certainly not be used in an actual website.)
[16:53] In 2012, a study indicated that the brain will remember knowledge better when the font of the text it was gained from is hard to read. RMIT now released a font that aims to utilize this.
[21:38] Now that is something I don't want to happen to me: computer installs update, reboots during surgery, forcing the anestetist to keep the patient narcotized longer than planned. Yikes!
Seriously? Not only do they keep stripping
www. from the URL, but they actually pondered doing this before making the request, blatantly ignoring the user's input. What a fuckfest.
Quite sad, Chrome/ium used to be such a reliable tool. Guess I'm back with Firefox for good. Mozilla certainly are no strangers to bad ideas, but Chrome is underway to being entirely useless for me.
[21:27] Here is a little insight into a librarian's workday with a focus on tech. I've been working in this field myself before I settled in IT, so I know what the author is talking about. People ask you all kinds of tech related things, while on the other hand everyone I talked to after I changed jobs was surprised to hear that tech was involved at all in libraries. Weird discrepancy.
[18:10] A while ago I recommended KeePass to a friend, because I witnessed them struggling to find passwords in textfiles, archived emails et cetera. They actually started using it -- as a secure place to store a diary. Neat idea, admittedly.
[18:07] Here's a prime example why I dislike adblockers and prefer scriptblockers and/or requestblockers: acceptable ads follow a strict set of rules, except when they don't. Do not trust filter lists maintained by third parties. Someone will screw you.
[17:16] In all fairness I have to say that not only Mozilla are messing things up big time. The Chrome developers appear to be a bunch of fucking imbeciles, too. Anyone know which kind of drug they are on? Seriously, I want to know.
[21:26] Finally decided to selfhost my calendar and address book. I'm using Radicale on my RaspberryPi. Snycs fine with devices in my LAN and will happily talk to my phone when my VPN is up. (I took a quick glance at NextCloud, but holy Zarquon, what a bloatware!)