Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second with the help of SIMD instructions:

github.com/lemire/simdjson

Wow! It's really snowing hard right now. Big, wet flakes coming down like crazy. Hope this doesn't stick, 'cuz I'm supposed to drive into Seattle tomorrow.

RT @GrahamKIRO7: Here's a look at the work today to demolish the old Columbia Street on-ramp to SR99.

RISC-V on the Verge of Broad Adoption. eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_i

Call me when someone creates a chip with 256 RISC-V cores, some IO circuitry, and an FPGA you can program to connect it all up any way you want.

Download an application, make it executable, and run! No need to install. No system libraries or system preferences are altered. appimage.org/

AppImage is a really useful tool. I'd love to see a version of it that would run apps in OSX. (Should be possible with Virtualization.)

For anyone vaguely new to the #Fediverse. I've compiled a list of tools that some might find useful.

chriswere.neocities.org/links.

Feel free to let me know of any glaring omissions.

What’s Russia Up to in Mexico? slate.com/news-and-politics/20

I'm old enough to remember when the Republican Party would have been screaming about this. (The Democrats too, but the GOP would have screamed the loudest.)

Sloth is a Mac application that displays all open files and sockets in use by all running processes on your system. This makes it easy to inspect which apps are using which files and sockets. github.com/sveinbjornt/Sloth

Union: Los Angeles Times management wants ‘unfettered’ control over staffers’ book projects. washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

I see journalists are having the same problems as software engineers working for a closed source company. For what it's worth? It's just as egregious for us.

But no one listened when we complained. At least you guys have megaphones.

How Finland Solved Homelessness. huffpost.com/entry/homelessnes

"Traditionally, homeless people are told to straighten up and quit drinking or doing drugs as a precondition to housing. But critics point to the grinding difficulty of shaking addiction from the streets or from temporary shelter beds."

This is the 'Housing First' approach, and I approve. First off, it assumes the homeless deserve some dignity. Secondly, now you know where they are and can talk to them about addiction treatment.

The snow fall is down to the occasional flake. Weather radar also shows nothing overhead.

Accuweather says I might get a few more snow showers tonight and tomorrow night, here's hoping I'm past the worst of it. Right now I want to keep the house as warm as possible and see if I can melt some of the weight off my roof.

Dug down to grass and measured: I now have 28" and it is still coming down. Near on to two and a half feet or 3/4rs of a meter for you metric folk.

Snow is pretty and all, but I'm at my limit here. Just stop already.

Also? An emergency 'Avalanche Warning' bulletin went out last night that included my area. My house is probably safe from an avalanche, but there are areas on the roads which are not.

RT @EverettFire: Reported roof collapse on Montana was a carport. Occupants safe and with neighbors. #besafe

The thing about living in a Thomas Kinkade painting they don't tell you is: the people in the house are worried about their roof collapsing because of all that snow.

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Rusted Neuron – an Intentional Community

Rusted Neuron is an invitation-only 'Intentional Community'. It is not intended to represent a specific focus, although the people you find here are generally intelligent, creative, and witty. Content and conduct rules are set by the community, not by fiat. The one thing we will not tolerate here is intolerance; you can agree to disagree, but you must treat others with respect.

Currently the membership limit is 100 people and there are plenty of slots available. The goal is to try to replicate real-world community interaction and norms enforcement online. Keeping it small is intended to create a village atmosphere by staying well under Dunbar's Number.