As the Internet continues to grow and age, we are seeing more and more of a
phenomenon called “link rot”. Link rot is the all-too-familiar experience of
returning to a bookmark or link only to find that it’s no longer maintained,
been taken down, or even changed to something else. What can we do about this?
In 2019, I read 27 books. This was less than last year’s 40 and is not an
overly impressive quantity for any serious reader, yet I’m happy with both the
amount and the content that I read this year. Below, I’ll give a brief summary
of my favorites.
When writing Markdown it is common to have code blocks within your document
that look something like this:
This is a code block:
echo "Hello, world!"
One of the great features of Emacs’ Org mode is its
ability to evaluate blocks of code from within the editing environment. I
always appreciated this feature about Org mode which got me to thinking about
implementing something similar in Vim.
This post was inspired by the tool um.
I decided to try my hand at making my own lightweight implementation using just
a shell function. I decided to name my tool
ual as a nod to the fact that it
This post contains a step-by-step walk through on booting Linux on Xilinx’s
ZCU102 MPSoC evaluation board.
The “Birthday Problem” is a classic in introductory probability theory, and it
never fails to impress the newly initiated. The problem goes like this:
How many people do you need to have in one room for the probability that at
least 2 people in that room share a birthday to be 50%?
The answer may surprise you. Before we get to the answer though, let’s go real
briefly into the math behind it.
Update (6/18/2019): Since writing this post I have released a tool called
pushbroom that should make all of this
easier. If you have Homebrew installed simply run
brew install gpanders/tap/pushbroom
from the Terminal. Follow the instructions on the screen to setup the
configuration file and start the pushbroom service.