Marshall Bowers

Conjurer of code. Devourer of art. Pursuer of æsthetics.

Cold Hands

Monday, January 13, 2020
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Greetings, travelers.

This weekend I got to enjoy some unseasonably warm weather. On Saturday it was a balmy 65°F (that's 18°C for all you SI people), and I only needed a hoodie when I went outside! Sadly the temperatures have dropped again, so I'm back to being cold all the time.

One thing that I become increasingly aware of during the winter months is just how bad my circulation is. I'll be sitting at my desk, either at home or at work, and suddenly notice that my hands have turned a nice shade of purple and feel like slender icicles. There have been occasions where my hands start to stiffen up from the cold and start to impede my typing abilities. Maybe I should start coding with gloves on?

Cool Findings

Here's some cool stuff I found this week:

CRDTs for Mortals

James Long shared a video of his talk, "CRDTs for Mortals", from dotJS 2019.

This was the first time I had heard of CRDTs (conflict-free replicated data types), and the James' talk served as a good introduction for why they're useful.

After watching his talk I discovered rust-crdt, which is a Rust crate providing a number of CRDT implementations.

VVVVVV Open-sourced

This week the VVVVVV codebase was open-sourced. I haven't played the game, but I have heard of it, so it was cool to poke around in the source code for a bit.

It also looks like there have been some contributions to the repository since being open-sourced.

Alright, my hands are getting cold.

Until next time,