1. The intellect will always profit by the acquisition of any knowledge whatsoever, for thus what is useless will be expelled from it, and what is fruitful will remain. It is impossible either to hate or to love a thing without first acquiring knowledge of it.

    Thoughts on Art and Life

  2. So, today is (sort of) Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday. I consider him to be a pioneer of the note content type (AKA somewhere between a tweet and a blog post, usually with no title). So, to celebrate his birthday, I’m going to be posting some of his (translated) notes from Thoughts on Art and Life.

    The source text I’m using is the gutenberg txt translation.

  3. Faviki.com looks like an interesting take on tagging — the advantage being that everyone shares the same tags, the problem being that everyone shares the same tags.

  4. Need to use require.js to load a bunch of scripts compiled via assetic into a PHP file, annoyed by auto-append of .js, don’t want to set up irritating routing? Add a ? to the URL, require.js will add a .js to the query string, loading the file correctly.

  5. Moved in to my more permanent apartment. It feels strange to move my stuff into a room rich with the owners identity — photos, clothes, book/film collection.

  6. Jovian Salak: @BarnabyWalters Not sure they're working you hard enough in Iceland! (Maybe they should pay you in coffee!)

    Jovian Salak not working me hard enough? Why’dyou say that? :)

    Sounds like you’re seeing some bloodthirsty stuff at the “festival” :/

  7. Spent ~3 hrs with the office arduino+ethernet shield and my old favourite pyo and I’ve got a light/flex controlled synthesiser over OSC. I dread to think how many weeks it would have taken me to implement this on a PIC.