the essential problem of teaching:
learning is like building a pyramid. The person who already knows a skill sits atop a pyramid. the new learner stands on the ground intimidated by the height of the pyramid.

the naive teacher says “no sweat, it’s easy! i’ll tell you how to build your own” looks down and describes the top stone.

the learner confused doesn’t know where a pointy stone is gonna go in a foundation. the teacher, lookong down can’t see her foundation stones at all.

My new apartment is beside some roadworks (finishing soon thankfully). I'm very very impressed by RNNoise/EasyEffects's performance on calls.

Deposit paid! I'm so much less stressed. I wish nobody had to go through this, but alas, we're stuck here with FFG/GP.

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@vwbusguy Thank you! I'm already down the rabbit hole of home automation research, and I haven't even got keys yet :P

@oklomsy Have you explored Nix before? I haven't tried out Guix yet, but bar some exceptions, Nix incrementally builds the stuff it needs to based on config changes (rather than the whole system). Unless of course you've drastically changed your config, then it might have to build a ton of stuff.

Oh, I got an apartment! Packing stuff into boxes is surprisingly satisfying.

A second offer! Why does every landlord want me all of a sudden?

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Went to view an apartment yesterday, unfortunately it went to someone else, but… viewing offered at 5pm for a different apartment in the same block. Letting agent said if I'm happy, they'll get the paperwork to me early next week.

In other words, I HAVE AN OFFER!

🤞 it's nice, but we're in a housing crisis so I'll accept almost anything at this point

What blows my mind about Mastodon is not so much its design or tech.

It's that people there read content that interests them and click links. I'm so used to the complete passivity, even apathy, of Twitter users, that what people do on Mastodon never ceases to amaze me.

#mastodon #fediverse

@alexandra NVIDIA engineers have worked with Nouveau folks for quite some time iirc, in the capacity they were allowed to (usually releasing useful technical docs for older GPUs)

I strongly associate certain songs/albums with the place I was in at the time (both geographically and mentally).

For example, I associate Donuts (J Dilla) with the time I spent working in Dublin. Reminds me of summer, sun, and Workman's (for better of worse).

This album by Danish duo Bremer/McCoy reminds me of the run up to Cork Jazz.

I'm interested: what music do YOU strongly associate with a place in your life, and why?

Photographer Eric Brummel stabilized his camera to capture earth's rotation

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