Unicode Emoticons, Faces 😃 😄 😱 😸 👸 👽 👍 (updated)
Xah Keyboard (minor update)
for whole collections of new, see Heart ♥ Keyboard, Butterfly Keyboard, Cat 😸 Keyboard, Star Trek Keyboard ⌨
I have a new programer hero: It's Not You, It's Them: Why Programming Languages Are Hard To Teach 📺
if you think Google golang is a great lang, you are ignorant victum of fashion.
〔What are the problems of Google's golang programing language? By Tikhon Jelvis. @ http://www.quora.com/Googles-programming-language-Go-seems-to-be-the-most-modern-and-well-featured-language-in-existence-today-Is-that-the-case-or-are-there-major-drawbacks-that-Im-not-seeing〕
Python Unicode Tutorial 🐍 (minor update)
How to Diagnose Computer Networking Problems (minor update)
Google Chrome browser is the worst in supporting Unicode, since 2010. See bug 361986 https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=361986
the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, a great ergonomic keyboard, reviewed by Øystein E Krog (see comment)
Heartbleed OpenSSL bug is probably the biggest bug in open source. It's all over the news. Big media reports are often garbage. For programers, start at 〔Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL By Bruce Schneier. @ https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/04/heartbleed.html〕
It's also good time to be acquainted with: Intro to Public-key Cryptography for Sys Admin; What's HTTPS, SSH, SSL, TLS, AES, SHA-1, MD5, … (minor update)
My entire website xahlee.info's content is available for offline reading. See: ∑ Xah Code
Python: How to Write a Module (updated)
Perl Tutorial by Example (minor update)
Linux: Control Sound Level with Command Line
# increase sound level amixer sset Master 8%+ # decrease sound level amixer sset Master 8%- # set to specific sound level amixer sset Master 50%
the Myth of Myth of QWERTY vs Dvorak Layout (minor update)
Linux: Terminal Control Sequence Keys (tty, stty) ⌨ (minor update)
Facebook created a new lang: hacklang. Already deployed in large scale by Facebook. Basically, it's PHP with optional type system. Added to bottom: Proliferation of Computing Languages
the best PC form keyboard this Logitech G710+ Mechanical Keyboard (updated)
for all you button needs. Add Extra Function Keys to Your Keyboard (updated)
more glorious photos. IBM Personal Computer, model 5150 Keyboard, 1981, where the term “PC” came from. See its weird Return ↩ key. Updated at Do Terminals Have Control at Capslock Position?
Esrille New Keyboard (M-Type ＆ TRON) from Japan new pre-production version is out.
Japan M-Type keyboard, TRON keyboard (updated)
TRON Operating System ＆ Encoding (minor update)
The Idiocy of Python's Function Parameter Specification (minor update)
How Linux Desktop Sucks?
we know it sucks. But how it sucks?
in Mac or Microsoft Windows, you restart your machine and say you went bed. When you wake, you press a key to wake your minotor, then you login.
in Linux, your monitor is bright and staring at you. Apparently, the sleep daemon doesn't kick in until your login.
Cygwin Essential Install List (updated)
〔To Wash It All Away By James Mickens. @ https://www.usenix.org/system/files/1403_02-08_mickens.pdf〕
How to Create a APL or Math Symbols Keyboard Layout ⌨ (minor update)
Access Control List in Linux
i've read that Linux supports Microsoft's (superior) Access Control List file security system. But never really see how, as my linux is still rwx stuff. Today, i learned, it's actually a addon package you have to install, not part of kernel.
now knowing this, i think ACL is probably a second rate citizen, not sure it'll work well, or anybody uses it at all.
btw, Mac OS X also supports ACL. I haven't looked into. Probably works well there just because it's commercial.
to understand bitcoin, is first of all be able to “mine” it. That's my intention of writing a tutorial.
apparently, the best way to match images is to check the color map. This is my guess from seeing the behavior of Google's Image search. When you search a image that's rare or not on the web, you get results that's just images of similar color map.
Github Mascot: Gitopuss in Many Guises (lots new images)
learned of Asciidoc. Better than markdown
there's a another variation of gaming keypad. Razer Tartarus. See bottom: Best Keypad: Razer Orbweaver, Mechanical Keys
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