Daily - interesting linkshttps://roland.iwasno.net/links/Daily shared linksen-enhttps://roland.iwasno.net/links/ interesting links - Thursday 22, October 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201022https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201022Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 essay | snarfed.org - Ryan Barrett's blog Thu Oct 22 11:06:02 2020 - blog emacs git

Found via https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/Git which links to https://snarfed.org/emacs-vc-git-tweaks
The software page https://snarfed.org/software contains some interesting tools

interesting links - Tuesday 20, October 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201020Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Solarized CSS style for org-mode Tue Oct 20 23:35:18 2020 - CSS HTML org-mode

Solarized colorschemes for org-mode HTML exports. It is supposed to be used as a single stylesheet for HTML documents that uses regular HTML elements.

Turing Pi 2 announcement - Turing Pi Cluster Board

Tue Oct 20 15:35:03 2020 - Raspberry pi π hardware Turing

Up to 4 CM4 modules with lots of interfaces, found on

Squares RNG

Tue Oct 20 12:35:21 2020 - GPL random number software

Squares RNG is a counter-based version of Middle Square Weyl Sequence RNG.  Counter-based RNGs have no state and are well suited to parallel processing.  There is no need to maintain or initialize a state.  Squares is faster than Middle Square Weyl Sequence on an Intel Core i7-9700.  Processing speed is, of course, processor dependent and may vary on other processors.  If you are currently using Middle Square Weyl Sequence, you might consider Squares.  It produces data of equivalent quality and is easier to use since there is no state.

This generator passes BigCrush and PractRand.

interesting links - Monday 19, October 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201019https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201019Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Linux, Unix Philosophy and why programs are just filters - Where parallels cross Mon Oct 19 11:07:11 2020 - unix blog org-mode

Blog about unix philosophy, created with https://github.com/sillykelvin/org-page

interesting links - Wednesday 14, October 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201014https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201014Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 PCG, A Family of Better Random Number Generators | PCG, A Better Random Number Generator Wed Oct 14 17:50:59 2020 - random algorithm mathematics

PCG is a family of simple fast space-efficient statistically good algorithms for random number generation. Unlike many general-purpose RNGs, they are also hard to predict.

interesting links - Friday 09, October 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201009https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201009Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Pikchr: Documentation Fri Oct 9 15:15:26 2020 - software pic graphical-programming FOSS BSD

Pikchr (pronounced "picture") is a PIC-like markup language for diagrams in technical documentation. Pikchr is designed to be embedded in fenced code blocks of Markdown or similar mechanisms of other documentation markup languages.
Pikchr source code is released under a zero-clause BSD license.

[9fans] looking for schem, a pic processor

Fri Oct 9 11:47:56 2020 - software unix awk graphical-programming plan9

A pic preprocessor in awk for drawing circuit diagrams.

interesting links - Monday 05, October 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201005https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201005Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Eligis: OpenLisp, ISLISP, ISO Lisp Mon Oct 5 15:05:36 2020 - Lisp ISLisp software emacs

A full and efficient ISO/IEC 13816:2007(E) ISLISP Implementation.
Commercial software, can be used for free for non-commercial use.
An emacs-like editor for DOS and Windows by the same author can be found on

rants.org – Karl Fogel's blog

Mon Oct 5 13:21:44 2020 - blog FOSS politics

Blog of Karl Fogel, found via his page
on the Emacs wiki.

interesting links - Saturday 03, October 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201003https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20201003Sat, 03 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Nikita Tonsky's blog Sat Oct 3 11:25:49 2020 - blog git version-control

Found via a link to https://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/
on Brett Gilio's article

Nikita's article about git is interesting, though a bit old. Note that Fossil implements a web- based GUI.

software forge

Sat Oct 3 00:41:51 2020 - FOSS git mercurial plan9

This suite of open source tools is the software development platform you've been waiting for. We've taken the wisdom of the most successful open-source communities and turned it into a platform of efficient engineering tools.

Absolutely no tracking or advertising
All features work without JavaScript
The fastest, most lightweight software forge
100% free and open source software
Sourcehut is currently (2020-09) available as a public alpha.
Note that it includes a Plan9(front) continuous integration service

Recommended by Brett Gilio

interesting links - Wednesday 23, September 2020https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20200923https://roland.iwasno.net/links/?do=daily&day=20200923Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Building a habitable computing environment Wed Sep 23 15:22:06 2020 - emacs org-mode literate-programming

Literate program containing configuration for shell, emacs and a number of other programs.