This old blog post about visualizing garbage collector algorithms also bumped into my timeline: Visualizing Garbage Collection Algorithms Pretty cool and easy to understand explanation!
Excellent tweet thread about what makes a good alt text to an image or a GIF animation:
I often talk about adding alt text to images, but I never actually talk about what makes good alt text, for people who are unsure. So here's my perspective as a sighted person who sometimes uses a screen reader.— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@whykristenburns) May 8, 2021
Tips for writing alt text for images and gifs:
Yesterday, I had a sentence ready to go and suddenly couple of badly slept nights came back to claim their debts. I fell asleep at around 8:30pm
“спокойной ночи. выключи, пожалуйста, свет”
“Good night, please turn the light off”
“Hyvää yötä, voisitko sammuttaa valon”
Today’s weather was absolutely awful. Freezing rain and +3 felt like I have made mistakes in my life.
“сегодня пасмурный и дождливый день - пришлось сидеть дома”
“It was a cloudy and rainy day today, had to stay home”
“Oli pilvistä ja sateista ja piti jäädä kotiin”
пасмурный - cloudy - pilvinen
дождливый - rainy - sateinen
пришлось прийтись - to have to - täytyä, pitää
I don’t understand how I am still up and relatively awake. Woke up at 3am and thinking of catching up the Champions league semifinal. Or maybe first few minutes of it before falling asleep 😴
Ambient nature of the day - Saimaa Ringed seal live cam from somewhere in Finland Norppalive – WWF:n Luontolive – WWF Suomi
Running a one person business is awesome like 96% of the time. And then there are times you wake up at 3am realising that you made a mistake in tax filing and end up going through the papers in the middle of the night. I assume I will be needing a nap today 😴
Apparently someone ate a bag of potato chips (crisps for you on the British Isles) and just left an empty bag on a kitchen table:
“кто съел все чипсы и не выбросил пустой пакет?”
“Who ate all the chips and didn’t throw away the empty bag?”
“Kuka söi kaikki sipsit eikä heittänyt tyhjää pussia pois?”
I suppose “чипсы” and “пакет” are self-evident, but we still have nice new words here:
съел - past tense of съесть to eat - syödä
выбросил - past tense singular of выбросить to throw away - heittää pois
пустой - empty - tyhjä
Sometimes it is hard to see or hear your own progress and it helps to check that, yes, there have been at least some progress. Today I read through Top 100 Russian Words list and realized that apart from some Prepositions I actually know most of them. I can make may be 30 seconds of small talk already with my spouse in Russian, which is not nothing.
I picked up following rhyming two letter words for further review today from that list:
по - along, according to - pitkin, mukaan
до - to, up to, until - saakka
Но - but - mutta. This one is used when two sentences contradict each other, if the are only contrasted with “but” then “А” is used.
Continuing with verb practices going with a simple sentence :
“не звони, я не могу говорить, отправь сообщение”
“Don’t call me, can’t talk. Send me a message.”
“Älä soita, en voi puhua. Lähetä viesti”
звонить - to call, to ring - soittaa
отправить - to send, to dispatch - lähettää
сообщение - a message - viesti
Hey people, what is your mb work flow on iPad? I’d like to be able to hop in and out of browser to writing and back to reading easily
My language app, while mostly useful, sometimes gives me sentences that make me question what is going on at the App company. For instance today:
“При ней было какое-то оружие”
”Did she have any weapons on her?”
”Oliko hänellä aseita”
При - at, by - Finnish here using -llä suffix
Какое-то - any - yhtään
оружие - weapons - aseita
Not much to tell about my day, but how about you?
“Расскажи как прошёл твой день”
“Tell me about your day”
“Kerro mulle sun päivästäsi”
We know сказать, to say already, but рассказать = to tell is one of our words today:
Расскажи - tell (imperative) - kerro
прошёл singular past of пройти - to pass, to go - mennä, sujua
твой - your - sinun, or in every day speech “sun”
I needed a refresh of my face today and shaved off a two month old beard.
“ты побрился и подстригся. точнее, не подстригся, а только побрился. сбрил бороду!”
“You shaved and cut hair. More exactly, you did not cut the hair, but just shaved. Shaved your beard!”
“Ajoit parran ja leikkasit hiukset. Tarkemmin, et leikannut hiuksia, ajoit vain parran. Ajoit parran!”
While it is a bit quirky sentence there are some very good words
точнее - exactly - (here) tarkemmin, oikeastaan
только - but, only - mutta
бороду борода - a beard - parta
Somehow we went from “maybe car would be useful” to “I think Tesla 3 looks nice in red” in a just couple of weeks. I wonder if we will own/lease one by the end of the year
The most important iOS 14.5 feature to me was adding 5G support also when dual-SIM is activated. Pretty happy about the numbers
Gyms and swimming pools are opening after COVID-restrictions in Finland on Thursday (w/ some local quirks depending on the local epidemic) and we immediately started dreaming about going swimming.
“я там уже больше года не была”
“I haven’t been there for more than a year”
“En ole ollut siellä yli vuoteen”
больше - bigger, larger, more - (here) yli
года - year - vuosi
там - there - siellä
I think micro.blog community is conspiring to show me as many cute dog pictures as possible. 🥰🥰 Are you all working for the big dog?
I wonder if Airtag treasure hunt (along the lines of geocaching) is something possible or even something people already do?
I wish there was something this simple and straightforward on iPhone to see battery state of a connected headphone.