The blog of a very opinionated girl who loves coding, writing, and dancing!

A Tale of a Shared Library


This a tale of a shared library that was meant not to be born. Once upon a time, there was a static library named sline, mostly developed by a young lady… namely me… It was written and designed as that, as a static library… and the Readme file even stated that no support for a shared library was planned… until, one day, it became a shared library. So… what happened? Why did that young lady change her mind?…
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On Being Trans


I promise this will be my only post on this blog about this in a long time. If I’m writing this is just out of the need to settle a couple of things I feel are important. I hate talking about stuff I consider to be at the core of who I am, but I feel I have no choice? These days have been very tiresome in this aspect of my life and, honestly, I’m burned out.…
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Some Ramblings about Fashion


Some time ago someone asked me to talk some fashion over here. I was hesitant but… hey… these days something happened and I want to share with you a couple of fun things, some tips, and some experiences. This is gonna be fun because most of my audience is men? But I’ve got some tips for you guys as well! First, I feel I must explain though that I’m not that much of a fashion geek.…
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What the GNU?


OK, this is a post I’ve been planning for months, I think? Several past drafts have been injured and killed before I gave birth to this one, the succesful one. So, let’s jump straight into it: I wanna talk about GNU. GNU. Not the FSF, not RMS… Why are all these three letter acronyms? Are all of these cover operations of some three letter agency? I hope saying that doesn’t get me into any trouble, so you better read my post before I suddenly disappear… Just kidding!…
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Surviving Survival Mode


This has been a very rough week. I won’t get into why. Let’s say life sometimes loves to teach you lessons for you to learn from. But this has had me thinking about my own psychological triggers and mechanisms… and how I found myself keeping on a survival mode way longer than really needed. I’m not a psychologist, although I had my dabblings with basic Psychology in my Psycholinguistics classes back in the day.…
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size_t and Other Assorted C Data Types


This is sort of a rant? Well, it is to the extent one can seriously rant about a data type in C. Maybe not a rant, but a collection of thoughts, experiences, and caveats about a data type that, in my view, is a double-edged sword like no other data type is in C: size_t. “Ariadna…?” “Yes, sweetie?” “But isn’t size_t a data type that guarantees storing sizes of memory objects in a way that is coherent with your architecture?…
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Just Another Girl


Unsurprisingly, I’m a woman. A quirky one, with a funny life story, but a woman nonetheless. Some weeks ago some things happened, which I sort of quickly vent off on Mastodon, but… I’ve been waiting for some time to pass before writing a proper piece on it… I want this to be fair and also productive, you know? The fact is that I obviously get DMs from guys. Apparently I’m attractive, hooray… although I’m into girls… exclusively into them, aka a plain ol' boring lesbian.…
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30 Years of Linux


On August 25th 1991, a guy whom you may have heard of, Linus Torvalds, sent possibly one of the most quoted emails in history. It started like this: Hello everybody out there using minix - I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. And the history of operating systems changed forever. Yesterday we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Linux and I saw some people were posting their own personal retrospectives on how they had come to know the OS we all know and cherish… both on social media as well as on their blogs… So, I want to jump in, because it is a fun topic to delve into!…
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Fun with Static Libraries


Welcome to another episode of Ariadna shows you weird (SFW, though) stuff! It’s sunny here in Pamplona, which is quite nice considering this is the cold and bitter North, and after some days I was feeling sort of in need of disconnecting from programming and FOSS-y things, I’m back with a topic I’ve wanted to write about for quite some time… Static libraries! Warning I’m adding after reading this post myself: LOOOOONG POST!…
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Coding under the Public Eye


FOSS is all about coding in the open. There are different ways to do that, but all have in common that… well… the process in all of them ends in the code being published for everyone to have a look at. Nowadays, though, with the advent of code hosting platforms (“forges”), the usual thing is that we get to see every single commit,1 every faux-pass, every single step that has led to the current state of the project.…
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