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You've heard about the controversy of the new Battlefield game, certainly. The real news is "lootboxes",
the history of which is as baffling to me as it is profitable to the industry. I assume after waking up in their hotel rooms, Mr. Hilbert's several guests will
take a walk to the library. The making of, part 1 and part 2. Rust nightly
now has native wasm support! Take a look at a fully-fledged example app and wasm-experiments which are still-in-progress components of the nascent rust-on-web-assembly story. There are also a pair of nice tutorials on accessing a rust library from ios and android. Need more background on the interactions between Rust and non-Rust code? Look no further than the Rust FFI Omnibus. Also Rust, the
error_chain are coalescing into a unified story of error management: failure. The rich really are a different species:
rats that live uptown are genetically different than those that live downtown. Damn the modern, advertisement-filled hellhole that is the internet..what?
HAProxy 1.8 is
released. HN comments with a nice pointer to a letsencrypt/ACME plugin. Notably, if I'm reading the release notes properly, contortions are no longer required to get hitless restarts. NYC Transit is
not having a great year. Maybe it can be fixed with a spreadsheet. Or we could just make the signals suck less. There's always the MCSE aproach: just reboot(!) the whole thing. Things I don't paricularly love the idea of bolting a neural net onto:
the neural net inside my skull. I haven't watched this but the descrption "sentient jewel-people who are hunted by the Lunarians, strange beings from the Moon who prize [them] for their beauty" makes me willing to give it a shot:
Land of the Lustrous
My life has been made so much better by little mathematical gems like this. There are infinite regular polygons in 2 dimensions and exactly 5 in 3-dimensional space.
The relationship gets more surprising after that. Marine Corps.
RISC-V had their 7th workshop, some notes from
day 1, day 2, and HN comments.