{"content":{"id":807,"title":"Weekly Links - Second Death Of Latin Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nRadio Finland has been running a \u003ca href=\"https://areena.yle.fi/1-1931339\"\u003eLatin news service\u003c/a\u003e for 30 years. In Canada, they used to play it as about two or three in the morning. It was very neutral world news, with a charmingly disproportional amount of Finnish politics. They'd been threatening to cancel it for years and finally it happened. Some people are trying to \u003ca href=\"https://nuntiilatini.com/\"\u003econtinue it in their free time\u003c/a\u003e and I wish them the best of luck.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI quit watching SNL in the Jimmy Fallon years, for obvious reasons. Now I'm finding out that - thanks to Jimmy Fallon - I missed out on all kinds of great gems, like \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/MJEAGd1bQuc\"\u003eMeet Your Second Wife\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe standard C library has a simple reversible encryption function called \u003ca href=\"https://linux.die.net/man/3/memfrob\"\u003ememfrob\u003c/a\u003e which XORs a string with 42.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSomeone went through the effort of writing \u003ca href=\"https://github.com/froggey/Mezzano/\"\u003ea graphical operating system in Common LISP\u003c/a\u003e. Can you imagine doing that?\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2019/06/the-worst-morale-boosting-gesture-ive-experienced/\"\u003e\"The worst morale boosting gesture I've experienced\"\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThere's a gigantic culture of programmers with whom I have no contact whatsoever. I don't understand their lives, which seem gruesome and difficult and cursed, even though they seem endlessly optimistic and perfectly happy. It's like when you find out that a lot of poverty-torn developing countries have low suicide rates. In DOTNET, \u003ca href=\"https://github.com/dotnet/try/issues/290\"\u003eMath.Round opens the browser print dialog\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-06-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-06-29T17:27:28.000Z","updated_at":"2019-06-29T17:45:45.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=latin\"\u003elatin\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=finland\"\u003efinland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=c\"\u003ec\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=douglas_adams\"\u003edouglas_adams\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=lisp\"\u003elisp\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=common_lisp\"\u003ecommon_lisp\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Second Death Of Latin Edition

  • Radio Finland has been running a Latin news service for 30 years. In Canada, they used to play it as about two or three in the morning. It was very neutral world news, with a charmingly disproportional amount of Finnish politics. They'd been threatening to cancel it for years and finally it happened. Some people are trying to continue it in their free time and I wish them the best of luck.
  • I quit watching SNL in the Jimmy Fallon years, for obvious reasons. Now I'm finding out that - thanks to Jimmy Fallon - I missed out on all kinds of great gems, like Meet Your Second Wife.
  • The standard C library has a simple reversible encryption function called memfrob which XORs a string with 42.
  • Someone went through the effort of writing a graphical operating system in Common LISP. Can you imagine doing that?
  • "The worst morale boosting gesture I've experienced"
  • There's a gigantic culture of programmers with whom I have no contact whatsoever. I don't understand their lives, which seem gruesome and difficult and cursed, even though they seem endlessly optimistic and perfectly happy. It's like when you find out that a lot of poverty-torn developing countries have low suicide rates. In DOTNET, Math.Round opens the browser print dialog.