Capturing subexpressions: at once stage we had an experimental product that (in block mode only, not streaming) could accurately model libpcre’s capturing semantics. This worked by scanning the data backwards with a backwards version of the pattern, making a trace of the states visited, and tracing forwards through the backward state trace in order to […]
Attention is a resource, and, like all precious resources, it must be cultivated with care and defended. It is, after all, that by which we get our grip on the world and how we remain open to world. — Read on thefrailestthing.com/2018/06/15/were-reading-fahrenheit-451-wrong/
I love this twitter thread from Alexandra Erin, whom often writes things I like reading. One quote from it: And you know, this is just one of the many things that would be simpler to solve if we had universal cash benefits/universal basic income. Easiest way to make sure everybody we need to run a […]
I burnt my tongue Monday morning on some homemade chicken broth. This is, both, annoying and pretty great. It is annoying because now I have a tongue that feels “fuzzy” somehow. It is pretty great because I have been reminded, over and over again, all morning long, that my wife made me some home made […]
When your fav bartender shares her books with you.
When did you realize you were a machine? A fancy machine, for sure. But one whose parts and operations can be described like the components… — Read on nautil.us/issue/66/clockwork/we-are-all-bewildered-machines
So, I am just trying to construct a narrative here based on what I have access to; bear with me. The whole of the universe (the World), “past”, “present”, and “future”, always exist so long as the universe exists. I am not attempting, here, to prove that, but rather present it as a given. To […]
Appreciation for the genuine differences between people can help you orient yourself in the world, and appreciate the truly diverse viewpoints necessary to make the complex systems of society function, as well as increasing your comprehension of the singular and unique combination of basic traits and subsidiary aspects that characterize you, personally. From Understanding Myself
There is a final twist to this story. Predictive models are good not only for figuring out the causes of sensory signals, they also allow the brain to control or regulate these causes, by changing sensory data to conform to existing predictions (this is sometimes called ‘active inference’). When it comes to the self, especially […]
Is this thing on? ಠ_ಠ We shall see.
I read Wheel of Time a couple years ago. By that I mean I started reading it a couple years ago. It actually took me about thirteen months to finish it, which means I was really moving, because the series is, uh… big: it consists of fourteen books weighing in at nearly twelve thousand pages. […]
For too long I have suffered from the tiny momentary annoyance of typing space space on my Mac keyboard, thinking I will get period + space like I do on iPhone and iPad. How it was in the bad old days Typing two spaces in a row macOS results in… two two spaces. In […]