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  1. Dec 2021
    1. In § 3, I explain that to have a life of its own, a card index must be provid-ed with self-referential closure.

      In order to become a free-standing tool, the card index needed to have self-referential closure.

      This may have been one of the necessary steps for the early ideas behind computers. In addition to the idea of a clockwork universe, the index card may have been a step towards early efforts at creating the modern computer.

  2. Apr 2021
    1. Opening "xterm" in "iSH" is like starting a new virtual terminal from a virtual terminal you are already in ("iSH").
    2. as you may have guessed, things get even more complicated when you start running pseudo terminals inside pseudo terminals, à la screen(1) or ssh(1).
  3. Mar 2021
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    1. Thus the recursive logo of PyPy is a snake swallowing itself since the RPython is translated by a Python interpreter.
    2. PyPy was conceived to be an implementation of Python written in a programming language that is similar to Python.
    1. Starting the Game is a game about a non-experienced gamer who is trying to download, crack and play a game.
  5. Feb 2021
    1. ’ve had Paula Rizzo’s book, Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed, on my to-read list (see what I did there?)
  6. Sep 2017
    1. IfwefocusonhowpeopleenactthemselvesassubjectsofpowerthroughtheInternet,itinvolvesinvestigatinghowpeopleuselanguagetodescribethemselvesandtheirrelationstoothersandhowlanguagesummonsthemasspeakingbeings.Toputitdifferently,itinvolvesinvestigatinghowpeopledothingswithwordsandwordswiththingstoenactthemselves.ItalsomeansaddressinghowpeopleunderstandthemselvesassubjectsofpowerwhenactingthroughtheInternet.
  7. Jan 2017
    1. The ‘structuralist’ strand of literary theory tends to deploy close – sometimes microscopic – readings of a text to see how it functions, almost like a closed system. This is broadly known as a ‘formal’ mode of literary interpretation, in contrast to more historical or contextual ways of reading.