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Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions

January, 2010

rxvt-unicode for gnome-terminal refugees

When I switched from Ubuntu's default Gnome desktop to the tiling window manager Xmonad, I kept around Gnome Terminal, although with the menu bar and the scroll bars removed. I changed from the default white to a nice shade of #2B2B2B (a hue that Sup originally introduced me to). Over the months, however, I got […]

  • January 6, 2010

Audio connectors and radios

Over winter break, I purchased a Yaesu VX-8R, the newest model from Yaesu and the successor to the VX-7R, which is favored by many in the MIT community. Deciding that this was the particular radio I wanted to buy was difficult: purchasing a (cheaper) VX-7R would mean I could tap into the immense pool of […]

  • January 4, 2010

Adventures in Three Monads

I've been busy at work over this winter break working on an article for The Monad Reader, entitled "Adventures in Three Monads." The material will overlap the second part of my IAP talk Haskell Typeclasses that I will be delivering under the auspices of SIPB IAP. The article itself is a literate Haskell file, and […]

  • January 1, 2010