A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
- May 23
- Woof, time flies etc. Ok, so we're unfortunately now pacing
Mrs. Maisel through the final series, which means we've gotta
wait for episodes to show up. It's mostly good, but there
are a few places where Abe just goes over into unfunny territory,
and they keep going and it doesn't help.
We started watching Silo
and so far it's been impressive both in the realisation of the
book it's based on and how much of the storyline they seem to be
sticking with, although I'm not sure how they're going to slice it
and I'll be kinda disappointed if this winds up being one of those
shows where they don't pick up a new season because The Algorithm
I have, of course, gone back to the books to refresh my memory of
the story. I'm also reading a series of Qubecois detective novels,
and for good measure I'm picking my way through a series of short
stories by Connie Willis, whose Time Travel books I have found
Nerdery: I have a pair of old kindles here vending bus time
tables, as I mentioned previously. Their source of times recently
got a revamp, and then the old API was dropped with much
publicity, and it seems like the new API can't quite keep up or is
more aggressively throttled than it was when I started poking at
it; in any case I'm having to code a bit more defensively against
I'm doing some stuff at work that entails learning a bunch of
things that work's customers have been using for years. It's
interesting and frustrating by turns; much of the latter is to do
with how it meshes with internal systems, but also the fact that
I'm using a programming language I'm not particularly keen on, and
a very large API that isn't always obvious or sufficiently
documented for my personal taste.
- May 12
- Wrapped up on Goliath
- good strong finish, not perfect but definitely put the crappy
middle seasons to bed - and an excellent opening episode to season
5 of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel.
- May 9
season 4 is somewhat less terrible than seasons 2 and 3, but the
writers' room still appears to have been heavily
Recent reading: a friend pointed me at Connie Willis' work, and oh
my. I have devoured a bunch of her books. I love the time
travel ones: they're intricately built but also the historical
research evident in them is fascinating in its own right.
- May 5
season 3: done. This one was ... kinda terrible, and barely
redeemed itself at the end.
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