Sometimes asking politely for people to be nice discourages nice people from but does not affect assholes, so the effect is that you end up only interacting with assholes. You have accidentally created an ‘asshole filter’.
Tutorials about new features of CSS aimed at people already experienced with CSS
Komorebi: ‘a dance of shadows emerging when sunlight filters through trees’
Short documentary about the 1-tonne fount imported from Hong Kong to print the the New Zealand Chinese Growers’ Monthly Journal and its relevance to Chinese New Zealanders.
Short silent film of aerial footage from a dirigible piloted by Roy Knabenshue in 1914 over Chicago.
Recreating the logic board of the famous Macintosh SE/30
Sculptural artworks made entirely of black LEGO bricks.
PEP 517: A build-system-independent format for source trees. This is an attempt to do for Python packaging what WSGI did for web frameworks: create a framework in to which appropriately simple or complex guild systems can be plugged.
The eye has a system for detecting whether it is daylight or not that is separate from the light sensors that let us see. So faffing with the colour balance of your LCD display probably makes little difference.
Checklist for programmers working on almost any web site that processes peoples’ names, even if it is just in the login & profile sections. The upshot of this is most of the clever ideas you might have for parsing and making deductions from a person’s name are probably not generally useful and should not be attempted!
English spelling dictionaries in the format used by the built-in spell-check on macOS, amongst other things. Unlike the built-in dictionaries it permits all the spellings supported by the OED, including ‘Oxford’ or ‘world english’ spellings like ‘organize’ and ‘realize’.
Naming authors, and processing people names in general, is a tricky subject. Here is a note on just some of the variability an internationalized application that handles names must take in to account.
Arial is a knock-off of designers’ favourite Helvetica which is ubiquitous because bundled with Microsoft Windows. Here’s a detailed history & critique by Mark Simonson
Australian-born programmer living and working in Oxford, England. He/him
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