• Oranges

    As far as I can tell, there’s one very common way to say orange in Indo-European and other language families: This is derived from Sanskrit, which I knew. What I didn’t know was that Sanskrit took ‘nāraṅga’ from Proto-Dravidian, the ancestor of Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, etc. For example, Telugu uses ‘nārinja’ (I speak it,…

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  • x86-64 zsh on aarch64?


    I was recently trying to optimize my shell startup time, and I noticed that zsh –version said that it was x86-64, while bash –version reported (correctly) that bash was running on aarch64. file $(which zsh) and file $(which bash) reported, also correctly, that the binaries themselves were universal, i.e. they were fat binaries that could…

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  • Userscript: npmc

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    npmc (npm package manager chooser) is a userscript that allows you to choose the package manager and flags to use when copying an installation command on Using When you first install the userscript and visit an npm package page, you’ll notice that in the sidebar on the right, a few things have changed. The…

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