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mlv
    @jnm Why spend 10 minutes doing something when you can spend half hour writing a script that will do it in one. @doctorlinguist
    mlv
      @jnm It's headless (rather, it will be, once it's at it's final home). I'm thinking of having her do the editing on a Mac and using sshfs or some such to get the files to the Pi.
      mlv
        @jnm I thought about vim. That (well, ex, then vi) is how I got my start. But I'm afraid it might scare her away.
        mlv
          And yes, teaching my daughter emacs keeps me thinking of this: https://www.explainxkcd.com/297
          mlv
            Pro for nano: all the commands are right there on the screen. Pro for emacs: much more language-aware. Better long-term.
            mlv
              Getting my daughter into programming on a Raspberry Pi. Q: nano (*shudder*) or emacs? I expect at first she'll just be using arrow keys and saving the file.
              mlv
                @doctorlinguist When I first read this, I thought you said "Dr Strangelove". Now that would be an interesting movie in 3D...
                doctorlinguist
                  @mlv you should forgive them 24x7x365x70 times for that.
                  mlv
                    When are people going to realize that 24x7x365 refers to 7 years?
                    mlv
                      @jnm I've been using them so long that I don't even think to read the man pages. Only time is when someone in the last decade or two has added something I never heard of (like grep -L).
                      mlv
                        @jnm Never mind. Just found -L....
                        mlv
                          @jnm Found all files that don't contain pat. Now it finds all files that have lines that don't match pat.
                          mlv
                            @jnm I just wish grep -l -v worked as it should, not as it does.
                            mlv
                              @nitinkhanna It's where Google infects plants or areas with blight. Testing the "do evil" waters.
                              mlv
                                @doctorlinguist That's the problem. I'm sure it is the ideal language for something, but I can't figure out what that is.
                                mlv
                                  @doctorlinguist I took a Prolog class once. Probably the weirdest language I ever learned (not counting INTERCAL).
                                  mlv
                                    @jnm Okay. Whenever I have to process data that should be generated by someone else, and I have to generate said data myself to test my code (because they haven't given me any), I call it "incestuous". Same basic idea, I think.
                                    mlv
                                      @jnm Please define "dogfood" (I'd look it up, but invariably one of the links is to Urban Dictionary, and there are no shower facilities here).
                                      mlv
                                        @doctorlinguist I don't think he'll be a warmonger. He's a businessman, and according to the 35th rule of acquisition, "Peace is good for business"