Upgrade from object-oriented to functional programming with this weird trick

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Picasso was a great man, but fond of exaggeration, so I always take it with a pinch of salt when people say it took him a lifetime to learn to draw like a child. As you might have guessed already, this post will be about me, and how I write Perl, and tracing the influence of my early periods of being sold on Haskell at university, training myself to appear worthy at interviews, and subsequently becomming a maintenance Java programmer.

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DIY reading chair

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My friend had a nice, wooden and apparently really creaky bed frame, and after it broke he gave me the wood. What a canvas to paint on! Today I took advantage of a long weekend and used the wood to build a chair optimised for reading. The labor was minimal but it took a lot of thinking: I would like to share the story.

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Between bash and text editor

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When you have a long command you need to type correctly, and you only have left, right and backspace to navigate, it can soon feel tiresome. I wouldn't want you to tell all your friends you gave command line a go but it was like some caveman alternative to Microsoft Office products. When typing a command you can move it to a text editor with "hold-ctrl-press-x-then-e", and that's what the post is about.

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