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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Warren » 23 Jan 2018, 23:46

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jan 2018, 23:53

:)

Now, the real striking thing? Reading the afterword of one of her books and seeing her thank her "betas" for looking over her rough drafts. Like to make a guy feel old.
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Jadagul » 24 Jan 2018, 12:43

Yeah, it's always a little surprising to realize how _much_ prolific writers write.

Nora Roberts has published over two hundred novels in less than forty years, which means she's writing like six a year.

Brandon Sanderson only publishes two or three a year, but some of them are over 300k words.

Asimov, of course, wrote an incredible amount.

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Warren » 31 Jan 2018, 02:11

Dangerman wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 21:41
http://www.righto.com
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Dangerman » 31 Jan 2018, 12:34

Warren wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 02:11
Dangerman wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 21:41
http://www.righto.com
Better than Viagra
There is a video on YouTube of his presentation about reverse-engineering integrated circuits by visually tracing the features. Pretty cool.

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Sandy » 31 Jan 2018, 12:45

Dangerman wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 12:34
Warren wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 02:11
Dangerman wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 21:41
http://www.righto.com
Better than Viagra
There is a video on YouTube of his presentation about reverse-engineering integrated circuits by visually tracing the features. Pretty cool.
Oooh. There are some vintage synthesizers with ICs no longer in production that could use that technique. Probably cost prohibitive, though.
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Dangerman » 31 Jan 2018, 13:07

You just delid the chip mechanically or with acid, then use a illuminated microscope to take images of the IC and stitch them together with software. Then trace the pins in, and you can determine the features on the silicon. Dude does it as a hobby, and there are, unsurprisingly, at least three web orgs that host and archive these photos for enthusiasts.

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 01 Feb 2018, 18:36

A supremely geeky thing: I will test software right in this post.

(Does it work? It works!)

What works? I installed the Atomic Chrome extension for Chrome, and the Atomic Chrome for Emacs library. Now, I can edit forms on web pages inside Emacs.

Screenshot: Image

Install/config code for Emacs, after you install the Chrome extension:

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(use-package atomic-chrome
      :ensure t
      :init (atomic-chrome-start-server))
(If you use use-package, at least. Otherwise, use the instructions at the Github page.)
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Jennifer » 01 Feb 2018, 19:25

I'm sure that is a good thing, Eric. I wish I had even the vaguest understanding of what you are actually talking about, though.
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 01 Feb 2018, 23:06

Jennifer wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 19:25
I'm sure that is a good thing, Eric. I wish I had even the vaguest understanding of what you are actually talking about, though.
I did say it was geeky. :D

Basically, I installed a Chrome extension, Atomic Chrome, that lets me edit the text of anything I might want to type into a text area, like this post, in a separate text editor. I hit a button on the browser and it opens right up, tossing in whatever text was already in the box. When I'm done, I kit a key combination that sends it back to the browser. It was originally intended to use with the Atom text editor, but someone write a library for using it with Emacs (which I've installed).

Why would I want to do that? Well, it's a more hospitable writing environment than typing in the browser's box. If I want, I even get syntax highlighting (the bold and italics) when I'm writing stuff in BBCode.
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Jadagul » 01 Feb 2018, 23:28

Eric the .5b wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:06
Jennifer wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 19:25
I'm sure that is a good thing, Eric. I wish I had even the vaguest understanding of what you are actually talking about, though.
I did say it was geeky. :D

Basically, I installed a Chrome extension, Atomic Chrome, that lets me edit the text of anything I might want to type into a text area, like this post, in a separate text editor. I hit a button on the browser and it opens right up, tossing in whatever text was already in the box. When I'm done, I kit a key combination that sends it back to the browser. It was originally intended to use with the Atom text editor, but someone write a library for using it with Emacs (which I've installed).

Why would I want to do that? Well, it's a more hospitable writing environment than typing in the browser's box. If I want, I even get syntax highlighting (the bold and italics) when I'm writing stuff in BBCode.
That's awesome and I'm going to have to steal that.

I keep trying to use emacs keybindings when typing into my web browser. (And periodically lose a tab altogether which is really sad).

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 01 Feb 2018, 23:45

Jadagul wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:28
Eric the .5b wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:06
Jennifer wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 19:25
I'm sure that is a good thing, Eric. I wish I had even the vaguest understanding of what you are actually talking about, though.
I did say it was geeky. :D

Basically, I installed a Chrome extension, Atomic Chrome, that lets me edit the text of anything I might want to type into a text area, like this post, in a separate text editor. I hit a button on the browser and it opens right up, tossing in whatever text was already in the box. When I'm done, I kit a key combination that sends it back to the browser. It was originally intended to use with the Atom text editor, but someone write a library for using it with Emacs (which I've installed).

Why would I want to do that? Well, it's a more hospitable writing environment than typing in the browser's box. If I want, I even get syntax highlighting (the bold and italics) when I'm writing stuff in BBCode.
That's awesome and I'm going to have to steal that.

I keep trying to use emacs keybindings when typing into my web browser. (And periodically lose a tab altogether which is really sad).
Oh, yeah. M-w/Command-W did that to me a lot once I got the pattern down, since I use a Mac.

Happy to pass that along. :)
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by thoreau » 06 Feb 2018, 12:00

I'll be in my bunk.

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Jadagul » 15 Feb 2018, 19:05

Eric the .5b wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:45
Jadagul wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:28
Eric the .5b wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 23:06
Jennifer wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 19:25
I'm sure that is a good thing, Eric. I wish I had even the vaguest understanding of what you are actually talking about, though.
I did say it was geeky. :D

Basically, I installed a Chrome extension, Atomic Chrome, that lets me edit the text of anything I might want to type into a text area, like this post, in a separate text editor. I hit a button on the browser and it opens right up, tossing in whatever text was already in the box. When I'm done, I kit a key combination that sends it back to the browser. It was originally intended to use with the Atom text editor, but someone write a library for using it with Emacs (which I've installed).

Why would I want to do that? Well, it's a more hospitable writing environment than typing in the browser's box. If I want, I even get syntax highlighting (the bold and italics) when I'm writing stuff in BBCode.
That's awesome and I'm going to have to steal that.

I keep trying to use emacs keybindings when typing into my web browser. (And periodically lose a tab altogether which is really sad).
Oh, yeah. M-w/Command-W did that to me a lot once I got the pattern down, since I use a Mac.

Happy to pass that along. :)
Got it installed, but unfortunately it seems like it doesn't work with
Tumblr at all. Probably because Tumblr seems like it's using some
sort of non-standard text box interface that Atomic Chrome can't see.

But on the plus side, I wrote this response in emacs, which is really
nice.

Do you have any advice on how to handle the line-breaking thing?
Emacs is really awkward to use if you don't let it insert newlines for
word wrap, but that winds up looking odd in web browsers. (As is on
display here).

Edit: it seems like what I wanted is visual-line-mode or something like that, right? Now I just need to go through and set things up so I get visual-line-mode in text-centric formats where I want that, and get the classic auto-fill-mode in my TeX hooks where I actually want that.

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 15 Feb 2018, 21:29

Jadagul wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 19:05
Edit: it seems like what I wanted is visual-line-mode or something like that, right? Now I just need to go through and set things up so I get visual-line-mode in text-centric formats where I want that, and get the classic auto-fill-mode in my TeX hooks where I actually want that.
Lemme check my init...

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(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-visual-line-mode)
That seems to turn it on for everything but markdown-mode (where I specifically turn it on).

I also throw a couple bindings into my bbcode setup:

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(use-package bbcode-mode
  :ensure t
  :bind (:map bbcode-mode-map
	      ("s-b" . bbcode/insert-tag-b)
	      ("s-i" . bbcode/insert-tag-i)))
You could probably also do that as

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(add-hook 'bbcode-mode-hook
	  (lambda ()
	    (define-key bbcode-mode-map (kbd "s-b") bbcode/insert-tag-b)
	    (define-key bbcode-mode-map (kbd "s-i") bbcode/insert-tag-i)))
...if you aren't using use-package (though it's pretty keen).
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Jadagul » 15 Feb 2018, 21:50

Thanks!

My problem is that turning on visual-line-mode (which I learned about today---was that around ten years ago when I first configured all this stuff?) for text files also turned it on for TeX files, where I don't want it. (Maybe I should want it, but at least for right now I don't). It took me a while to get the hook to not process for latex files.

Now I'm adjusting some other things I didn't know about. I hadn't actually updated my emacs in years, and so I didn't have a lot of the packages, and I didn't have things like markdown-mode and bbcode-mode. So now I'm modernizing.

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 15 Feb 2018, 22:10

Jadagul wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 21:50
Now I'm adjusting some other things I didn't know about. I hadn't actually updated my emacs in years, and so I didn't have a lot of the packages, and I didn't have things like markdown-mode and bbcode-mode. So now I'm modernizing.
When I'm in front of my computer, I can throw you some specifics about package manager setup, but that's advanced by leaps and bounds. Use-package especially makes it nice, because the :ensure directive will set it to auto-install the package if not present. I'm trying to get my config to the point I can just drop my file in the Emacs directory after a fresh install and have it set everything up for me.
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Jadagul » 15 Feb 2018, 22:13

Eric the .5b wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 22:10
Jadagul wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 21:50
Now I'm adjusting some other things I didn't know about. I hadn't actually updated my emacs in years, and so I didn't have a lot of the packages, and I didn't have things like markdown-mode and bbcode-mode. So now I'm modernizing.
When I'm in front of my computer, I can throw you some specifics about package manager setup, but that's advanced by leaps and bounds. Use-package especially makes it nice, because the :ensure directive will set it to auto-install the package if not present.
Thanks, but I think I got it.

The problem is that I didn't know emacs had a package manager until, like, a week ago. And until today this computer was still running 23.3, which doesn't work with MELPI. Once I updated, things started working pretty well.

There's just a ton of functionality I didn't know about. I mean, of course there is; emacs is a crazy huge program. But there's a ton of functionality I didn't know about that I thought I would have known about if it existed. And this is probably because I did all my emacs learning in, like, 2007, and there's a lot of new tools since then.

Basically, I looked at your list of minor modes from your screenshot and decided I wanted most of them. (Except the one that disables the arrow keys).

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 15 Feb 2018, 22:51

Jadagul wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 22:13
The problem is that I didn't know emacs had a package manager until, like, a week ago. And until today this computer was still running 23.3, which doesn't work with MELPI. Once I updated, things started working pretty well.

There's just a ton of functionality I didn't know about. I mean, of course there is; emacs is a crazy huge program. But there's a ton of functionality I didn't know about that I thought I would have known about if it existed. And this is probably because I did all my emacs learning in, like, 2007, and there's a lot of new tools since then.
Yeah, I'm one of those emacs-users who makes a little hobby of it. Despite even that, I'm not completely cutting-edge; there's a lot going on, right now. But things like Projectile, Magit, Smex, and being able to go "M-x package-list-packages" and hit "U" to set it to pull down all updated packages are just fantastic.
Jadagul wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 22:13
Basically, I looked at your list of minor modes from your screenshot and decided I wanted most of them. (Except the one that disables the arrow keys).
Feel free to pilfer anything else you like from this gist of my init.el. (You might skip the first line; it prevents direct editing of init.el, since I build it from an org-mode file.) It needs another spate of cleanup, but it might be helpful.

ETA: And you'll see that I'm a little wussy on no-easy-keys-mode, with half of the things disabled. I just can't abandon arrow keys or something...
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 04 Mar 2018, 19:14

Hmm, Emacs Anywhere; this may be even better than Atomic Chrome.

Have heard some complaints of glitchiness, though.
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

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Using neural networks to generate the names of new D&D monsters:

http://aiweirdness.com/post/17217072901 ... nerated-by
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Mar 2018, 14:25

thoreau wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 12:52
Using neural networks to generate the names of new D&D monsters:

http://aiweirdness.com/post/17217072901 ... nerated-by
Weirdly, I was in a campaign years back where the desert beeple were central.
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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

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thoreau wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 12:52
Using neural networks to generate the names of new D&D monsters:

http://aiweirdness.com/post/17217072901 ... nerated-by
Pigaloth is worthy of Lewis Carrol.

Are you a Jabberwocky or Jabberwont?

I have no idea what a Fraithwarp is but I certainly wouldn't want mess with a giant one.

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Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Post by lunchstealer » 23 Mar 2018, 18:22

Painboy wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 17:58
thoreau wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 12:52
Using neural networks to generate the names of new D&D monsters:

http://aiweirdness.com/post/17217072901 ... nerated-by
Pigaloth is worthy of Lewis Carrol.

Are you a Jabberwocky or Jabberwont?

I have no idea what a Fraithwarp is but I certainly wouldn't want mess with a giant one.
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