A neat hack for now, but 57-bit virtual addresses are already on the horizon…
Alas. Such is the impermanence of all great machine-specific hacks. Thanks for the link!
When this appeared in the feed it said “Fixie tries [rust]” and I was like wow, that’s 2 hipster worlds colliding.
Then I learned there’s actually a data structure called “tries”…
From back when there were still plenty of unused descriptive nouns and TLAs and people picked stupid names for things because hey, who’s going to stop me? ;)
(FWIW, tries are also sometimes called “prefix trees”, a much less confusing and more descriptive name which I strongly support as an alternative.)
Anyone else feeling this trend of hand-drawn illustrations is slowly getting out of hand?
My apologies. All my approaches to diagrams were getting out of hand and nothing was cooperating, so I dropped these in more as “artistic sketches” than informational diagrams. I will probably update them at some point. (Also, I repeatedly redrew these but only had really bleedy paper and my fountain pen, and the scanner wasn’t cooperating, et cetera… excuses, excuses, I know.)
I’ve gotten the feeling that it’s done for production speed rather than style, but they always give me a warm reminder of the 60s-mid 80s DIY manuals I grew up reading.
There is also the problem of what to use for such drawings. I remember using xfig for such things a long time ago, I have no idea if there is anything suitable these days?
I often make diagrams in ipe or inkscape, but in this case I was thinking the best thing would be through tikz, but it’s a fair bit of work. ipe in particular is really nice for quickly throwing together figures.
I draw them on my tablet and take a screenshot. It’s a lot faster than trying to wrangle something in graphviz or a drag’n drop shapes.
I still sometimes use Xfig + transfig. Depending on the use case, I might use VUE (Visual Understanding Environment — it is nice for drawing graphs, even if it is only a part of its supposed purpose) or GraphViz. I think I haven’t used Dia for a long time; I do use Kig when I want to draw something geometrical. If I want to draw something complicated precisely, I generate it using Asymptote.
I used to do them because I could sketch things quickly with my hand versus software. I was often writing things in notebooks and such.
Normally I find them charming, but I admit these ones are rather fuzzy.
Usually I don’t care either way as long as they get the message across, but several of these are unreadable.