That’s the name of the text file that comes up in MacVim when I hit option-shift-Z. I use it for quick notes and editing stuff to later be pasted into webpage forms, especially complicated JavaScripty ones (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) that don’t play nice with Pentadactyl’s popout editor functionality. The keyboard shortcut is set in Quicksilver, although I was doing something similar even on Windows with AutoHotKey.

Over time I tend to hoard stuff here. Vim says it has more than 40,000 words and 300,000 characters. It contains seeds that never grow into blog posts, planned tweets I later abandon out of embarrassment, preemptively composed comments that never get posted, carefully written text I’m paranoid might get deleted by the Internet, and more. For today’s frivolous post (part of a daily post streak, standard disclaimers apply, etc.), here are some excerpted context-free highlights, like a personal extended game of “What’s in your Ctrl+V right now?”. The task of interpretation and/or guessing the context is left up to the reader. Have fun! See you tomorrow!

  • TIL of U+2472: ❂
  • Pokémon Reorchestrated ♥
  • Pineapples don’t have sleeves.
  • “I saw a live North Korean today.” — R5
  • “I like bacon. If you’re dead, you don’t get to eat bacon.” — C9
  • Sunsets are cool. The Monoid instance for Ordering is also cool.
  • Leviticus 15:19-30; Deuteronomy 23:13-14; Ecclesiastes 9:8; Ezekiel 13:18-21
  • I have no idea what this link is doing:
  • cal | sed “s/^/ /;s/$/ /;s/ $(date +%e) / $(date +%e | sed ‘s/./#/g’) /”
  • “This trope [Dragon Rider] will keep coming back because dragons are cool and a dragon you can fly on is cooler.” — TVTropes
  • My classmates just informed me today that 1:22–1:25 of the drone video is actually a clip of my tiny country Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. #illuMInaTiconfirmed
  • &[{}(=*)+]!#&%7531902468`/@/@?^@\/@-s-vwzvwzvueu.c,guechustehusauheotnhuoesnuheoshtnkhcpursucrpusp;13110325471010123456789%%%&&&((010111000}}3333333&[{%753!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!!#!#!!#!#!#!#!#!#!#!#scream!!!!!
  • ᴀʙᴄᴅᴇғɢʜɪᴊᴋʟᴍɴᴏᴘǫʀsᴛᴜᴠᴡxʏᴢ

    (somewhat sadly, that ǫ is actually U+01EB, LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH OGONEK)
  • Let p be an odd prime. Show that for at least (p + 1)/2
    values of n in {0, 1, 2, . . . , p − 1},
    sigma[(k=0…p-1) k!n^k] is not divisible by p
  • This is dumb:

    • Algebra is the field of mathematics studying arithmetic operations on variables and other non-numerical objects.
    • Number theory is the division of mathematics studying integers and their properties.
    • Geometry is the area of mathematics studying figures in two- or higher-dimensional space.
    • Combinatorics is the subset of mathematics studying finite, discrete, and generally non-numerical structures.

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