How to install Mercury lang?

Installing Mercury can be an intimidating process. Here are the steps I followed to get Mercury lang up and running.

  1. Download the latest ROTD. This tutorial uses a ROTD dated 2018-04-30, you should replace this date throughout.

  2. Uncompress the source archive

    $ tar -xzf mercury-srcdist-rotd-2018-04-30.tar.gz
    
  3. Configure the installation to …

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A response to "A short critique of Stallmanism"

As always, I am writing these entries in order to solidify and formulate my opinions. I may end up reversing opinions of what I write. I hope that by writing this out I may have a better understanding then the general mutterings which pass through my brain on occasion. Let …

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Modern Mayan Temples

Aboard a bus departing the Cancun airport I notice a small stepped-pyramid adjacent to the on-ramp of the high-way. It stands the height of a single story, too close to the roadway to have been constructed afterwards, but oddly prominent. Is this pyramid a lesser, forgotten Tulum or Chitzen Itza …

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Adding an XFCE4 terminal color scheme

This may not be the 'correct' way of doing something, but you can place your xfce4 color scheme in the following folder:

/usr/share/xfce4/terminal/colorschemes

Look at the existing files for inspiration and add a [Scheme] and Name= line to the top.

I successfully renamed terminalrc.jellybeans to …

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Keep this in Mind

Here is a list of things to keep in mind for the next time you use an ATM.

  • In July 2016, State Street Bank reached a $382 million settlement with DOJ for rigging foreign currency exchanges.

  • In June 2014, the French bank BNP Paribas was ordered to pay $8.9 …

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Star Charts, a first round review

This summer I deployed star charts in hopes of gaining skills and acquiring better habits. The star charts started on the 13th of July and ended whenever I realized they were no longer working. In this post I will try to identify why.

This qualitative review of my progress will …

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Geolocating

Finding the location of photos and paintings of real places around the world.

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Summary of Brain Drain by Ward et al.

You can find the paper here

I frequently make the mistake of reading HN comments. Many of the comments on this study had nothing to do with the study. The top comment makes a reference to arcahic bards and the detrimental effects of writing information down. But the paper doesn't …

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What makes what Wes Anderson makes?

I discovered a new subreddit today. Take a look at r/AccidentalWesAnderson. Wes Anderson directed the award winning Grand Budapest Hotel as well as Moonrise Kingdom. Both of these films are among my favorites.

So what makes a Wes Anderson film?

  • pastel
  • symmetry
  • 60s decor
  • backgrounds that intentionally look like …
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