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Following @photopuck and @kemonine's lead here are 5-7 things not in my (astoundingly vague) profile that are of interest to me, as tags so they're searchable...

and in general
and *nixes in general

So someone brought up the idea of a Space Battleship Yamato/Battlestar Galactica crossover and the inevitable awkward scene:
"Our home colonies were destroyed & we're being chased by our enemy. But we're heading this way where our records say Earth is to seek refuge and allies against the Cylons."
"Oh. Um... yeah..."
"So that's basically our mission too. Only we're from Earth, which has been all but destroyed by the Gamilons. We've less than a year to pick up supplies to rebuild."

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*peeks at Rising of the Shield Hero description* okay this will either be a cringe fest or really good (or maybe good yet still cringy)

Reading up on parsing modules is getting addictive. If I'm not careful I'll start learning the difference between LALR(#), PEG, and whatnot instead of simply how to use them.

favourite memes Show more

like i kinda don't wanna touch this? this looks really good
maybe i'll just be very gentle

Self medication with WTF! bodily fluids Show more

Heh, presentation title: Parsing [[Horrible]] Things or "I accidentally the Chomsky hierarchy". (Erik Rose)

"A video is not documentation" means write your bleeping documentation, not "videos are evil, stop making videos". The combination of written documentation and videos as helping me grasp how to use parsers. Effectively watching over someone's shoulder as they start from step one and get something working? Great! But once I'm comfortable with it I'm going to much prefer referring to when docs rather than hunting down that one moment in an hour long video (or part and time within a series).

Sharp stick to the eye (neg / tech) Show more

Okay, I think I've got a personal programming project. Prompt_Toolkit to aid making a REPL, a leader/parser module to be determined to process a simple command language, salute and probably an ORM for saving stuff, and I've got a text interfaced bookmarking tool.

Any opinions on as an RP site? Saw a reference to them and remembered hearing about them previously when it was first set up (wait, it's still in beta?).

Editors leave Elsevier and start their own journal Show more

Realizing they were unlikely to be rescued the generic engineers uplifted the research mice they had on the ship and made sure they could live on the planet in the system they were in. Then passed on their knowledge before dieing of old age leaving the mice to flourish for some generations before galactic civilization encountered them. With the tiny science minded mice becoming the smallest known intelligent life.

One reason I've wished a second edition of the Other Suns RPG came out was having read a post by the author mentioning that in the campaign he ran in addition to humans and aliens there were small genetically engineered mice created by a marooned ship of generic engineers.

I'm serious, you have to read the link. It's wonderful. It's a list of things Holmes has canonically done in the original ACD stories. I have read the list and it is accurate and you HAVE to read it. :blobaww: PEOPLE MUST KNOW

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