The Man Who Knew Infinity

Via Wikipedia:

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The film stars Dev Patel as the real-life Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematician who after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy (played by Jeremy Irons).

Yes, Why You Do Need A Blu-Ray Writer

Today’s Blu-Ray write-once 128 GB BDXL disks

cost only $10USD/disc and the writer

costs only $50USD.

Why do I care?

  • Vagrant, Docker, and VMWare images are ginormous
  • Upload speed is a small fraction of download speed
  • Thrifty portable hard drives are too slow in time
  • Performant portable hard drives are too expensive in dollars
  • 4x drive is 1997 level too slow

Upgrade scheduled.

GNU APL mode for Emacs

APL might pique your interest, but not enough for you take final step forward to start hacking with it. GNU APL is there, waiting for you. Still not enough?

Set up GNU APL mode for Emacs using use-package

(use-package gnu-apl-mode
  :ensure t)

or download it, extract it, and load it with a

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/path-to/gnu-apl-mode")
(require 'gnu-apl-mode)

Do you have any more reasons not to start hacking with GNU APL and Emacs?!

Never having studied a package like this before, it is educational. It is also revealing how much love and labor went into this delightful package.

Thanks you Elias MÃ¥rtenson; hear, hear!