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January 11, 2017

Best ecommerce landing page of 2017

Filed under: webdev — Benjamin Vulpes @ 9:46 p.m.

I have discovered a gem: www.bikesdirect.com. Chrome loads and parses the DOM within 166 ms, and the whole page loads over my residential straw of an internet pipe in 2.22 seconds1.
It even works without JavaScript.
Nobody ever said that you have to import all of the Frontend Community's bad decisions to sell online, and if [...]

PDX Snowpocalypse 2017

Filed under: portland — Benjamin Vulpes @ 7:53 p.m.

Rare indeed is it that Portland gets snow in any amount, much less great amounts. Less than two inches has been known to grind the city to a halt, sending overconfident California transplants in big trucks and no snow tires slide around like children in a bumper car arena. The city is so underprepared that [...]

January 8, 2017

CORRECTION: multiple channel patches for irc/logbot

Filed under: V, common lisp, tmsr, version control — Benjamin Vulpes @ 9:58 a.m.

I discovered earlier this evening that I mis-ground the patches adding multiple-channel support to trinque's ircbot/logbot systems. Details here.
Attached find corrected versions of both of these patches.
ircbot-multiple-channels-corrected.vpatch
ircbot-multiple-channels-corrected.vpatch.ben_vulpes
logbot-multiple-channels-corrected.vpatch
logbot-multiple-channels-correctedvpatchben_vulpes
My apologies.

January 7, 2017

Rogue One

Filed under: film — Benjamin Vulpes @ 5:34 a.m.

For what would you die? For whom would you die?
Would you die for your children? Your wife? Would you die to avenge a way of life the occupiers of your homeland pissed on gleefully? Would you die on the foothills of Shayol Ghul for the chance to spit in Sightblinder's eye? Would you embrace a [...]

January 4, 2017

veh patch: overall improvements

Filed under: bitcoin, common lisp — Benjamin Vulpes @ 11:37 p.m.

A vpatch full of cleanup and better Lisp semantics to my V implementation.

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