Barnaby Walters https://waterpigs.co.uk/services/microformats-to-atom/?url=https%3A//waterpigs.co.uk/ Barnaby Walters https://waterpigs.co.uk https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/52dJH/ This is perfected, ideal music. You may not like it, but … 2019-09-19T00:18:17+03:00 2019-09-19T00:18:17+03:00

This is perfected, ideal music. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmO6QkJhuu4

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/524Hqv/ I think about this canadian aquarium sign a lot The sign has … 2019-08-16T17:50:55+03:00 2019-08-16T17:50:55+03:00

I think about this canadian aquarium sign a lot

The sign has a large crab claw against a background showing parts of a ship, and the text “King Crab. how many kings are worthy of the throne?”

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51xJ3F/ TIL: in #kicad, clicking on a component in eeschema will … 2019-08-09T18:03:15+03:00 2019-08-09T18:03:15+03:00

TIL: in #kicad, clicking on a component in eeschema will navigate to and select the corresponding component in pcbnew

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51v6H/ the VHS, it screams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8GOcB6H0uQ 2019-08-07T00:06:17+03:00 2019-08-07T00:06:17+03:00

the VHS, it screams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8GOcB6H0uQ

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51rQz/ Quora, here to answer all the important theological cos… 2019-08-03T00:24:59+03:00 2019-08-03T00:24:59+03:00

Quora, here to answer all the important theological cosmetics questions you may (or, perhaps, may not) have

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51aLZG/ My summer workout is going for a walk in the woods around a … 2019-07-18T20:33:16+03:00 2019-07-18T20:33:16+03:00

My summer workout is going for a walk in the woods around a village named for its horsefly population. 30 minutes waving my arms around then 20 minutes jogging to try to get away from them, the CO2 and sweat attracting more and more

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51a1jf/ For python, the lack of type information for function s… 2019-07-18T01:44:40+03:00 2019-07-18T01:44:40+03:00

For python, the lack of type information for function signatures and return values in the documentation has always annoyed me.

The lack of naming consistency in the standard library, too — it’s almost as bad as PHP, with nospaces, under_scores and CamelCase at every level: modules, classes, functions, arguments.

I can’t think of a third major annoyance off the top of my head though, and almost every time I use another programming language, I end up realising just how well designed some aspect of python is, so it’s not doing too badly.

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51ZkH/ Experimenting with some computational musicology on a vast … 2019-07-16T00:45:17+03:00 2019-07-16T00:45:17+03:00

Experimenting with some computational musicology on a vast corpus of traditional music compiled by a friend. Extrapolating from the last few hours, I anticipate the first complete analysis will take 2.5 days to complete on my macbook. Plenty of time to research how to build a raspberry pi parallel computing cluster…

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51XJL3/ I wish SMD diodes came in the same package sizes as SMD … 2019-07-14T18:20:03+03:00 2019-07-14T18:20:03+03:00

I wish SMD diodes came in the same package sizes as SMD resistors. It seems like every time I buy them, or design a PCB with them on, I end up with something ridiculously small or inexplicably huge.

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51RPWr/ Rewatching TNG, they violate the prime directive so often … 2019-07-08T23:30:51+03:00 2019-07-08T23:30:51+03:00

Rewatching TNG, they violate the prime directive so often that not even Patrick Stewart’s Acting can convince me that it’s a big deal. I also got a lot better at spotting obvious plot holes, and wow are there a lot of them. Still the best Trek I’ve watched though.

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51MHn1/ I engraved a rat on my DIY rat pedal, first time laser … 2019-07-04T17:47:01+03:00 2019-07-04T17:47:01+03:00

I engraved a rat on my DIY rat pedal, first time laser engraving aluminium. Filling the engraving with paint makes a huge difference, definitely worth the extra step.

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51KC9s/ Has anyone ever clicked on one of those whole-page modal ads … 2019-07-02T12:09:52+03:00 2019-07-02T12:09:52+03:00

Has anyone ever clicked on one of those whole-page modal ads or CTAs which pop up over articles, other than accidentally? Big sites must have analytics on this stuff. I find it hard to believe that they work well enough to justify keeping them around

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51HPWc/ Periodic table of salvaged capacitors 2019-06-30T23:30:37+03:00 2019-06-30T23:30:37+03:00

Periodic table of salvaged capacitors

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/51HPQs/ Absolutely no-one: This capacitor manufacturer: “22nf? … 2019-06-30T23:24:52+03:00 2019-06-30T23:24:52+03:00

Absolutely no-one:
This capacitor manufacturer:

“22nf? …ah, you must mean a Twenty Two Thousand Micro Micro Farad capacitor”

Seriously, if you’re able to print µµF and three extra zeros, then just printing “22nF” is well within your manufacturing capabilities.

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/50xLsy/ Yggdrasil’s stump, Hólmavík 2019-06-10T20:52:58+03:00 2019-06-10T20:52:58+03:00

Yggdrasil’s stump, Hólmavík

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/50qNUR/ 2019-06-03T22:28:25+03:00 2019-06-03T22:28:25+03:00

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/50hAuE/ Crazy eyebrow bird 2019-05-26T10:54:14+03:00 2019-05-26T10:54:14+03:00

Crazy eyebrow bird

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/50h8W1/ Want an unsnoozable alarm clock which wakes you up at 7:00 … 2019-05-26T08:30:01+03:00 2019-05-26T08:30:01+03:00

Want an unsnoozable alarm clock which wakes you up at 7:00 and doesn’t shut up until you’ve gone into the garden to look for worms to feed it? Rescue a doomed bird chick lying on the road :/

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/50h9f/ Trying to get GPT-2 to generate new Star Wars movies pr… 2019-05-26T00:09:40+03:00 2019-05-26T00:09:40+03:00

Trying to get GPT-2 to generate new Star Wars movies produces sadly uncreative results, although I’m impressed by its ability to not only coherently increment the episode number I prompted it with, but to come up with and correctly increment its own counter.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (Part 1)
Star Wars Episode 4: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode 5: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode 6: Attack of the Clones (Part 2)
Star Wars Episode 7: The Empire Strikes Back (Part 3)
Star Wars Episode 8: The Empire Strikes Back (Part 4)
Star Wars Episode 9: Revenge of the Sith (Part 5)
Star Wars Episode 10: Attack of the Clones (Part 6)
Star Wars Episode 11: Return of the Jedi (Part 7)
Star Wars Episode 12: Attack of the Clones (Part 8)
Star Wars Episode 13: Revenge of the Sith (Part 9)
Star Wars Episode 14: Revenge of the Sith (Part 10)
Star Wars Episode 15: Return of the Jedi (Part 11)
Star Wars Episode 16: The Republic Strikes Back (Part 12)
Star Wars Episode 17: Endor (Part 13)
Star Wars Episode 18: Rebel Assault
Star Wars Episode 19: The Lost Missions (Part 14)
Star Wars Episode 20: Death Star

I’m not sure how I feel about “The Phantom Menace II”, but I’d watch the hell out of an entire film of “Jedi Training”. Actually that’s what I hoped TLJ would be based on the end of TFA; one glorious 2.5hr long training montage. Oh well.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode 4: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode 5: Jedi Training
Star Wars Episode 6: The Phantom Menace II
Star Wars Episode 7: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode 8: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode 9: Han Solo's Revenge (with commentary)
Star Wars Episode 10: Revenge of the Sith II (with commentary)
Star Wars Episode 11: X-Wing vs. Scarif

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https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/50g186/ How long until there’s enough neural net-generated content … 2019-05-25T01:08:06+03:00 2019-05-25T01:08:06+03:00

How long until there’s enough neural net-generated content on the web that it starts getting into training datasets in large enough quantities to create positive feedback loops resulting in the development of a stable neuralese dialect of farts, badly numbered lists and blank spaces in a twisted parody of human psychology and web parlance

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