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[Context: an IRC channel I spend quite a bit of time on has a rather prolific bot called Bucket]

I'm doing some studying on hash tables right now, but I have to prevent myself from writing "bucket" as "Bucket", which is quite a task when you're talking about accessing table buckets by index, and that the buckets contain lists of items, and that many hash collisions cause bucket size to increase etc etc...

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Aaaaaand of course, the first Apple machine I lay hands on has had its keyboard remapped to behave like a PC keyboard! Smh...

Okay, for the sake of science, I'm going to grab an Apple device with the keyboard layout already switched and see what that's like to use with this i3 config...

The number keys are soooooo much easier to reach with my left hand when pressing Alt than when pressing Windows...

Okay, it's been, what, ten minutes with the new i3 configuration? I already want to hit my keyboard over the head with xmodmap to swap the positions of the Alt and Windows key.

This was all to change up and simplify my i3wm configuration, which did involving changing my default modifer key to Mod4 to reduce the overloading of Mod1.

What could possibly go wrong with that? *accidentally kills X server*

I'm currently working on some configuration in my dotfiles, and some of it involves moving large, structured blocks of texts between two files and changing the blocks in place. Although I usually use an emacs-alike editor, I find this sort of task much quicker when using vim (yes, vim -- not vi) in visual mode to select and move blocks of text and perform search-and-replace patterns on them.

I've managed to (just about) make UEFI secure boot work in a virtual machine using OVMF, which has been a surprisingly quick but nonetheless informative adventure. Next time I need a reasonably paranoid system for sensitive stuff (or crossing some international borders, I guess?), I think I might apply this newfound knowledge.

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"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"Yes?"
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

(Xorg weirdness is far too easy to bring about -- I know, I know, sometimes Xorg is the *embodiment* of weirdness -- but I haven't had to swing my "l33t h4x0r" axe and write shell scripting for damn near enough everything for a *long* time.)

This is mildly frustrating, because if the touchpad driver isn't rmmod'd beforehand then the laptop immediately resumes as soon as it suspends.

Currently waging war against LXQt's power management stuff, because it's interfering with the power management stuff I've written myself.

I find it amusing how much Apple hardware I have around sometimes, given that I'm not exactly a fan of Apple's business practices (and that I've sold my soul to the Thinkpad side of the force anyway).

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I have a directory in my home folder under "stuff/" called "nots/", which was intended to be called "notes", but I mistyped it and never bothered renaming it. I keep all sorts of miscellaneous notes under there (including what became several of the posts on my blog), and by convention all the files are entitled "[subject]-nots".

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