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math/comp nerd. Author of JavaScript in Depth and Practical Emacs Lisp.
May 11, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
sometimes in programing language design, you know something you don't like, but can't explain it well. Only years after, you found the exact reason, able to explain it as logic, and to have short describtive phrase, that when people hear, they go ah. A name for a thing/concept, or descriptive phrase, is very powerful. When you don't have it, you mumble and people don't buy it. When you have it, sometimes it can even help falsity. For this reason, many cults, are full of jargons, unix hacker cult, perl, scientology, sjw.
Apr 21, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Visual CSS
major update. here's 2 different web design of navigation panel. The 1 with scroll bar is better. because, if not, when doc is long, the left side is blank, and needs to scroll all the way to the top to use it.
Apr 19, 2018 32 tweets 14 min read
Do-It-Yourself Keyboards. Added helix keyboard.
xahlee.info/kbd/diy_keyboa… the classic Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite (year 1998 to 2014) is now $199 on amazon.
Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Feb 7, 2018 46 tweets 34 min read
learn How Compiler Works in 20 minutes xahlee.info/parser/compile… What's the Difference Between BNF, EBNF, ABNF?
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