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Saturday, December 31

Geek

My Rs Blew Off

Redis is cool.  Erlang is...  There are some really cool apps written in Erlang.

Edis is Redis in Erlang.

It's protocol-compatible (with a few caveats); that is, an application written to use Redis will run happily against Edis.

But it uses an on-disk, log-structured database (Google's LevelDB, in fact) rather than an in-memory datastore.  So it's not as fast, but it's not limited by the size of your memory either.

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Thursday, December 29

Cool

Simonses

While I'm posting Youtube videos of stuff I'm slightly too young to remember, I sure remember this:



But I don't think I ever saw this:



[wavy lines]That was such an awesome show.[/wavy lines]

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Wednesday, December 28

Anime

Tiny Snow Fairy Wait What?

We're all familiar with this, of course:



But I'm apparently just a little too young to remember this:



Or, for that matter:


more...

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Cool

Terraria Sale!

If anyone's interested - and has too much time on their hands - Terraria is $2.49 on Steam today, 75% off.

And it's a bargain at full price, if you like exploring and shaping new worlds, so at that price it's a steal.

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Tuesday, December 27

Geek

This. Is. Terraria!

So I was looking for something to do while my keyboard dried out* and this is what I found: The best explanation of what Terraria is about that I've yet seen.**



* I spilled my drink on it, after which it wasn't working terribly well, so I took it outside and hosed it down to get the sugary liquid out...  And now it doesn't work at all.  I'm typing this on the spare PS/2 keyboard I keep for when the BIOS decides it can't see my usual wireless keyboard.

** For values of "best" slightly skewed from normality.

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Sunday, December 25

Cool

The Law Of Conservation Of Stuff

Doesn't apply in Terraria-land.  I rescued the wrench wench (the Mechanic) from captivity and can now start building fancy stuff.  I have a bomb factory (churns out a new bomb every ten seconds, very handy since they cost 5 silver coins each) and I just tried setting up a little fountain outside Pixy Base.

And turned it off before it flooded my house: More water comes out the outlet pump than goes in the inlet pump.

I can think of some interesting uses for that...

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I tunnel my way up into my first floating island, cunningly avoiding the circling harpies...


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Tonight we mine in Hell!

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Cool

Full Purples And Sharked Up

I've been playing Terraria again.

Today I've managed to knock off the first two bosses (the Eye of Cthulhu and the Eater of Worlds), score a full set of Demonite items (sword, axe, hammer, pickaxe, bow, helmet, armour, greaves), and have enough ore left over from my mining expedition to afford a Minishark ("Half shark, half gun, completely awesome.")

Skeletron awaits.

For those who haven't played it, Terraria is what Nethack would be if it were reimagined as a 2D platformer around 1992.*  I haven't yet got to the neat parts where you can build mechanical widgets like the obsidian generator or the goldfish dispenser: I have to rescue the game's wrench wench from the Dungeon where Skeletron stands guard, and pre-shark, I got splatted fairly quickly.

Update: Twenty minutes later, Skeletron is no more.  What a difference full-auto makes!  Particularly if you're upgrading from an axe...

* Though it would have been rather impractical the way it's actually implemented - with a large world, the game uses around 600MB of RAM, which would have cost something like $20,000 at that time.

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Thursday, December 22

Geek

Emerald Anaconda

This is real code:
# Python
def readfile():
  for line in open("/some/file"):
    yield line

# Ruby
readfile.to_enum.each do |line|
  puts line
end

# Python
def iterate_list():
  for item in [ 1, 2, 3 ]:
    yield item

# Ruby
items = []
iterate_list.to_enum.each { |item| items << item }
puts items == [ 1, 2, 3 ] # => true
At least, it's real code if you are running RubyPython.

You can embed JavaScript in Ruby, and Lua in Python, so that gives you four languages in a single environment.  Five if you count CoffeeScript, which is a CoffeeScript to JavaScript compiler written in CoffeeScript.*

And you can of course chain things so that Lua can call back to Python which calls back to Ruby which calls a CoffeeScript function which you precompiled to JavaScript.**

* They used magic.
** Because it was there.

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Wednesday, December 21

Life

Where's Pixy?

Dead.

Well, that and playing mining engineer, but mostly just dead.

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Saturday, December 10

Cool

It's Another Language

NooooOoOo 12/9 (Fri - 8:25): Did you DG summon the AgentBrand? Because when he said last drop, he also said badger, so I was kinda thinking he meant the Frozen Rose. He also said it after the last Zenovia went down too...
Mappy 12/9 (Fri - 8:50): Anyone with The Beast, remember to get your Fresh Fruit today.
Cactusshin 12/9 (Fri - 9:09): No--it's just a freak coincidence. Once my WKai goes down, I plan on summoning Jasticus, Fayt, and Zenovia for my own ultra badger.

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