Today I Learned

  • "Meta" meant "after" in Greek, not "about" since the Metaphysics section came literally after the Physics section in the organization of Aristotle's treatises. (2020-09-07)
  • Penguin and Random House merged in 2013. (2020-06-12)
  • "Selfies" are usually backwards images. It's obviously easier to take a picture of yourself that looks like a mirror, but I assumed the image would be stored right-way-round. (2020-05-20)
  • git-bug exists for tracking bugs entirely in the repo. and bridging to github/gitlab/jira issues. (2020-05-16)
  • The latest dd has a status=progress flag that gives you a progress bar as it runs instead of silently writing your bits. (2020-05-02)