== Gui Goncalves ==

Things I want to let go of

In no particular order. Listening to podcasts. I’m very fond of podcasts. Having something interesting to listen to all the time has gotten me to walk more, do more dishes, and enjoy an otherwise bad commute (remember those?) Plus, like any new medium, it feels like a close community: there are so many creators I feel very close to. Many years in, however, the downsides are very clear: constant craving for novelty and entertainment, mindlessness, reluctance to connect to people nearby (the few people who are not wearing headphones anyway. Read more...

Digital hygiene

Some random notes for Mark to pick up.

How does `pwd` operate?

After re-reading some of the papers {which?} from Bell Labs, something clicked in my mind, and I’m hooked. I’m now reading “The UNIX Programming Environment”, by Kernighan and Pike. It’s got that fun style you’re probably familiar with, if you’ve read K&R or the blue book. One of the first exercise questions, on the chapter on file systems: (harder) How does the pwd command operate? Seems like a fun one. Read more...
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