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Now that I've had my going for a couple of months I... realise forcefully that I should sort out a content management system! gen like all the cool kids of course

Been listening to Mozart's G Minor String Quintet a lot... because I'm jazz-trained, a lot of playing strikes me as rushing the tempo - but I wonder are there any contemporary string groups that play with a more metronomic groove?

If I've time later I also may also play with this particle software rigzsoft.co.uk/timelinefx-part - I'm such, such a fan of gratuitously sensuous and fun tools

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Been on a down-to-earth, accepting vibe recently and it's involved returning to older projects instead of always striking out for new frontiers. Today I'm gonna try enhance an old I was prototyping last year

I was mentioning the alluring titles of Westerners' commentaries on Daoism - here's one that's available online cjfraser.net/publications/skep

Late spring has brought the return of dappled sunlight! Nice

Wow nice maths-for-coders piece. Now I have a practical idea how I'd code spline interpolation, unlike after reading the Wikipedia article! codeplea.com/introduction-to-s

More . Getting more adventurous, but large-scale coherency remains bloody elusive!

I saw a bullfinch in the park today! What a gorgeous little bird. Brick red underneath, jet black on top, with a grey band on the wings

Finally getting around to dual-booting . I've chosen

These books about the ancient Chinese philosopher Zhuanghzi all have such appealing titles. "Vagueness, Transformation and Paradox", anyone? ctext.org/resource.pl?node=271

Spent two hours drafting an idea I've had for *months* for my alt blog... but came up with only fragments

I'm gonna go with the Refresh Data pattern where you recreate clean, known data every time you run a batch of tests

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Well that was handy - I found some useful framings for how to deal with in this article, that apply even to my little local-only "Huffman encoding" software project testguild.com/4-test-data-stra

study has been quite fruitful recently. Here are ten variations on a melody by Johann Joseph Fux. Even though this is still a basic exercise, it already feels closer to "composing" than "puzzle-solving". (Also the minor mode tempts me into delightful chromaticisms!)

Unit testing is going okay so far though I had to switch build automation tool from Ant to Maven before JUnit 5 would cooperate

Today's task: writing unit tests for my Huffman coding text compression app

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