Compression with zstd is blisteringly fast.
But xz still yields the smallest files.
Recently FreeBSD changed the multimedia/ffmpeg port to drop the -ffast-math and -fno-finite-math-only from the CFLAGS when building an optimized binary. The following experiment was conducted to see how much of a difference this makes.
After trying google chrome (technicaly “chromium”) for about half a year, I switched back to mozilla firefox.
So I got a call from a friend who’s ms-windows 8 laptop was wedged.
Having set the machine up for him, I felt obliged to help, even though troubleshooting ms-windows ranks pretty on the bottom my list of favorite activities.
Computer control of machinery has several problems;
- bad user interface
By default, the pelican blog generator that I use creates a random tag cloud. I wanted one that was alphabetically sorted. So I modified the source code.
Today I watched Kenneth Reitz’s python for humans video. His statement that “API is all that matters” resonated with me because I sometimes struggle with that.
Then he mentioned that you should write the README first, before writing any code. This is something that I do sometimes, but not always thoroughly. So I decided to use this as an experiment to refactor my beammech module.
After updating the site generator that powers this website, I had to make some adjustments.
On the 8th and 9th of March 2014 it was unseasonably warm. In fact the temperatures on both days have been the warmest on those dates since recording began in 1901.
Here in Eindhoven the temperature reached 21 °C today! So I got out the lawn-chair and enjoyed the sunshine!