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Impressive value for money

A recent comment led me down the Internet hole and I found this: The previous paragraph noted that they sales were going well, and they had already sold 30 units by August 1st. $24,000 for 8k memory. Reklamer

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DRM as a prison

About Apple and Quartz, but also China and censorship: A secure building that keeps people from leaving is a prison Hardware-backed code signing that is used to prevent people from accessing uncensored news is DRM in the service of authoritarianism. … Læs resten

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Hexadecimal numbers, as text

TIL: Someone tried to introduce a naming-scheme for hexadecimal numbers: I don’t think dotty-ernest annty-frost will take off (the number 57007, or hexadecimal DEAF). The image is apparently a magazine page from 1968.

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UCS-2; the Unicode character set that failed

Having spent far too many hours working with Unicode, I think this story of UCS-2 and how it failing to become the standard caused all sorts of trouble, is interesting. Around 1996, the Unicode consortium decided that no, 16 bits was … Læs resten

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Have you tried turning it off and on again?

From the great “The Inmates are Running the Asylum” by Alan Cooper: What Do You Get When You Cross a Computer with a Car? A computer! And as Cooper pointed out, this was not restricted to cars but to anything … Læs resten

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Data modeling always fails

Sixth law: Data modeling always fails, given enough time. This means that the model either evolves, or restricts the actions of the people using the model. A data model has to balance flexibility and efficiency and you can’t have both … Læs resten

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Sorting of Korean words

As an aside to my “Sorting of Danish words“, I just found Mark Jason Dominus’ “Alphabetical order in Korean” where I learned how individual letters are written in Korean and that alphabetization is also done on the syllable level. Man, … Læs resten

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Best browsers for privacy

I switched VPN provider to NordVPN and they are a much more communicative company than my previous VPN provider. That’s probably good. They have published a nice article with the best browsers for privacy and security. Interesting read. On my … Læs resten

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CSS optimisation

I still do some CSS for websites but just now I learned that browsers read CSS selectors from right to left. One of the important things to understand about how browsers read your CSS selectors, is that they read them … Læs resten

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Software developer or not

The difference between software developers and other people is the inherit distrust we developers have towards computer systems. Like, for instance, when someone talks about electric scooters with electronic brakes. What I hear is, here’s an electric scooter that might … Læs resten

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