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Travelling murderer problem: planning a Morrowind all-faction speedrun with simulated annealing, part 2
@mildbyte 3 days, 18 hours ago programming games morrowind python
Introduction Previously, we left off by converting the problem of finding a route that completes all faction questlines in Morrowind into the general case of the travelling salesman problem with dependency constraints. Today, we'll come up with a way to ...
Travelling murderer problem: planning a Morrowind all-faction speedrun with simulated annealing, part 1
@mildbyte 1 week, 1 day ago programming games morrowind python
Well, not even last night's storm could wake you. I heard them say we've reached Morrowind, I'm sure they'll let us go and do a speedrun. Jiub Introduction There's the famous speedrun of Morrowind's main quest that involves basically travelling ...
An e-mail template for entrepreneurs investigating an industry
@mildbyte 2 weeks, 1 day ago thoughts tech entrepreneurship
This is a quick template for a cold e-mail that can be used for initial reconnaissance and information gathering for a software engineer/entrepreneur that would like to break into a new industry and doesn't know where to start. Feel free ...
You're probably not going to get rich in the stock market
@mildbyte 3 weeks ago python thoughts tech finance
source: XKCD Abstract: I examine inflation-adjusted historical returns of the S&P 500 since the 1870s with and without dividends and backtest a couple of famous investment strategies for retirement. I also deploy some personal/philosophical arguments against the whole live-frugally-and-then-live-frugally-off-of-investments idea. ...
"Starving children", or the fallacy of relative privation
@mildbyte 4 weeks ago work thoughts philosophy stoicism
Introduction All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone. —Blaise Pascal All too often, in online and offline discourse, when I (or I see someone else) voice a concern about some phenomenon, the ...
Hello world!
@justin 2 months, 1 week ago
Kimonote seems pretty awesome.
I've never felt less in control of my own hardware
@mildbyte 2 months, 1 week ago thoughts tech
Introduction Once upon a time I bought a car. I drove it straight out of the dealership and parked it on my driveway. This is a thought experiment, as youth in the UK can't afford neither a car nor a ...
Kimonote API
@kimonote (link) 2 months, 4 weeks ago kimonote announcements api
Kimonote now has a basic REST API with a couple of endpoints that allow you to get a JSON version of any stream as well as programmatically create, update, read and delete notes. More information in the User Guide!
Kimonote now supports bookmarklets!
@kimonote 3 months ago kimonote announcements bookmarklets
Kimonote now supports bookmarklets: tiny snippets of code that allow you to quickly create a new note/bookmark without leaving the website you're on. For example, this bookmarklet will show the Kimonote note creation view, prepopulated with the currently selected text ...
Kimonote: Comments and changes to RSS importers
@kimonote 3 months ago kimonote announcements comments
Kimonote now supports optional comments on public notes. Comments can be edited by their creator and deleted by their creator or the note owner. In addition, notes imported via RSS are now uneditable: this is to allow the imported note ...
Kimonote: RSS importers
@kimonote 3 months, 1 week ago kimonote announcements rss
Kimonote now supports RSS importers: you can set it up to poll RSS feeds and add new entries from them into your personal notes. In conjunction with the e-mail exporter function, this allows you to build newsletters that deliver information ...
Against the synchronous society
@mildbyte 3 months, 3 weeks ago work thoughts
PhD comics Introduction Imagine if we could turn this: into this: The first picture is a graph of how many people enter the London Underground network every minute on a weekday. The second graph is for the weekend, except slightly ...
project Betfair, part 8
@mildbyte 3 months, 4 weeks ago programming python betfair scala
Introduction Previously on project Betfair, we gave up on market making and decided to move on to a simpler Betfair systematic trading idea that seemed to work. Today on project Betfair, we'll trade it live and find out it doesn't ...
12 months, 24 albums
@mildbyte 4 months ago music
Introduction This was a weird year. In the world, we experienced the first year of a Trump presidency and Britain's first attempts at trying to leave the European Union. On my side, I left my first job in the first ...
MTA, SPF, DKIM, PTR, WTF: a quick checklist on how to send e-mail from your domain
@mildbyte 4 months ago programming kimonote email
Introduction While I'm writer's-blocked on continuing with project Betfair (well, more like blocked on not being able to reproduce my old research results in order to fit the narrative I thought I had), here's a quick story from the development ...
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