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2018.09.11 [Tue] 01:00 [/tech/]
New Beats

Here's a new clock format I invented called "new beats".

Rather than tracking a 24 hour day with 60 minute hours of 60 seconds per minute, (from 00:00:01 -- 24:60:60) beats divides a day into "beats" ( @000 - @999). The beats time of @000 begins at UTC0; UTC0 noon is @500; and the last "beat" before midnight is @999.

A beat lasts for about 1 minute and 26 seconds.

"Wait," the reader asks; "what do you mean, UTC-0? And isn't this Swatch's beats?" Well... that's where you're wrong. Swatch's beat system came first, sure, but it's based around the idea that UTC+1 should be the basis of timekeeping because Swatch is located there. The name of Swatch Beats also reflects the true nature of Swatch's interest in beats: free advertising.

Because Swatch has done absolutely nothing to encourage the adoption or use of Beats time since the early 2000s, and because basing the day around UTC+1 is stupid, I am "forking" from Swatch Beats to New Beats.

A formal RFC may be filed in the future.

In the meanwhile, here's python code to calculate "new beats"...

#!/usr/bin/python3
import time

btime = time.strftime("%H %M %S", time.gmtime(time.time()))
btime = [int(a) for a in btime.split(" ")]
btime = int(((btime[0] * 3600) + (btime[1] * 60) + btime[2])/86.4)

print(btime)

See how simple it is? There's 864,000 seconds in a day, so 864000 / 86.4 = 1000.



2018.03.31 [Sat] 21:18 [/tech/]
lispmark

So I've been working on Lispmark some more...

and I've been working with languages that are higher level than Rust, and reading a lot of concurrent programming stuff. also been studying operating systems and comparing their source codes against each other which is rewarding

Would anyone like to help plan out the future of lispmark?



2017.10.28 [Sat] 00:01 [/tech/]
current software

After a fresh Linux install, here's what I'm working with:

screenshot

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2017.07.26 [Wed] 23:30 [/tech/]
Twitter (sarcastic)

Don't use twitter!

This is half joking, but I just got banned today on twitter.

I asked someone a while back, are you retarded?

... and got hit with a ban for a report filed sometime earlier today.

Warning: offensive language follows!

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2017.07.25 [Tue] 22:05 [/tech/]
mastodon

Don't use Mastodon Social! ............... ........ (followup)

Aside from the UI being shit and the search function being broken, and very little usability features for migrating from twitter, finding friends, etc, Mastodon suffers from a serious administration problem.

I was one of the first hundred users in the network (which now, no doubt, has tens of thousands of members). I'm actually friends with several on the development and admin team. Knowing twitter's shortcomings and being interested in decentralized microblogging since Diaspora announced itself, you can sure bet I wanted Mastodon to succeed.

Well, what's the problem then?

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2017.05.13 [Sat] 23:00 [/tech/]
hotkeys

For one reason or another, my mouse buttons on my thinkpad have been acting up

So here's my workaround:

#InstallKeybdHook
#UseHook On
LAlt::LButton
RAlt::RButton
+Capslock::Capslock
Capslock::Ctrl
LCtrl::LAlt

What I have:

It's pretty decent.... worth investigating if you ever have the same issue.


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