We took advantage of Saturday's good weather by heading out to Burbage in the Peak District and walking with my parents (plus dog) along the edges. Sunday was almost as beautiful, but we decided to avoid the sunshine and watch Hidden Figures instead, a film celebrating the contribution of three African-American women at NASA. I liked it!
I'm still working on Dust, my
peer-to-peer event stream project, and I've been preparing for the
which will help you find peers when connecting to the network. I've
already decided to use Kademlia (the DHT used by BitTorrent
links), so this week I re-read the Kademlia
with my mind suitably refreshed, have started to code the routing
Two events this week. First, Python
Sheffield, where I attended a talk on
Conda - a virtual-environment and package
management tool, which unlike
virtualenv can also handle
non-python dependencies (e.g.
libxml). Then, it was my turn to
organise, and while the rest of the Sheffield
JS team enjoyed
RenderConf, I decided to run a Code
Dojo. I took the exercises from
which is a great resource if you want to run your own.
I finished "Tokyo: City at the End of the World" by Peter Popham. He's an English journalist, who in 1985, after 8 years living in Tokyo, wrote this book about the city and its architecture.
It's a nice physical artefact: thick pages, but not glossy, text wrapped in comfortable white-space, but still yielding for the occasional black and white photo, and the writing is very competent too - but it sometimes reads like a long-form magazine article and is perhaps a little too easy to race through. But I liked the atmosphere, which, after enjoying Peter's introduction to Kowloon Walled City in the excellent "City Of Darkness: Revisited", is why I picked it up.
I'm currently trying the
dumb-jump package, which
provides 'jump to definition' for multiple languages, simply by
searching for definitions using
grep. It doesn't require
TAGS) and therefore requires almost no setup.
- SpaceX re-launch their orbital booster for the first time (video)
- And, some useful advice on writing portable C from Chris Wellons
Enjoy your weekend!