Xah Programing Blog Archive 2018-03
D3.js Visualization, a Quasi Science
Browser Console, More Sophisticated Than Full-Fledged Java IDE
Browser console today, is more sophisticated than full-fledged Java IDE. And probably 10 times more complicated to implement too.
XahLee.info site traffic
now you can search by typing 2 different words, e.g. “heart card”
Unicode Character Equivalence Support in Web Browsers
Unicode: Emoji Usage Frequency
generative art = piss splash + programing
here's history of processing, the generative art programing language for non-programers. Non-programers? lol, actually, it's java.
[Research essay: The History of Processing By Maks Surguy. At https://maxoffsky.com/research/research-essay-the-history-of-processing/ ]
hackernews graced me
looks like hackernews graced me again. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16741116
thanks to https://mastodon.technology/@danielhglus for shoutout
two old articles.
Ban Code Elegance
Am beginning to think, elegance of code should be ban'd. Because, often, they make code slower, harder to understand, and also far more time consuming to create.
It's like artwork. Often, they serve no everyday value. Prime example is modern geometric furniture.
However, a society where concept of code elegance doesn't exist, then code quality will suffer in general. It'd be like a society sans notion of beauty.
what should be done, is that code elegance should become a branch of math. Like, groups represented by generators and relations. So that, code elegance becomes precisely defined, and part of representation theory. Just as complexity theory is the study of algorithms.
Patterns mean “I have run out of language.” — #clojure inventor Rich Hickey
Xah on Lisp (new index)
follow me on my new mastodon account at https://mstdn.io/@xahlee and on reddit https://www.reddit.com/user/xah
code elegance vs efficiency vs modularity vs readability
for my patreons https://www.patreon.com/posts/17567297
to my patreons, an intro to Xah Lee, is that right?
Linux: Default Fonts (minor update)
start to post to patreon again
am going to start to post to patreon again. see https://www.patreon.com/posts/17332715
for paid audience. It's better that way, increases my quality, with a goal.
the problem just blogging or posting to twitter, is that, nobody really cares. With patreon post, there's a goal, similar to commercial org. You write, if it's good, people pay. When no good, people stop.
And comments tends to be more valuable. It has a basis.
20 years of open source, has eliminated the power of individuals. Instead, you get these “we support opensource” mega corps like google and Facebook. The programers, by day work for these greed, by night sing open source, put to git, wipe out bread of small programers.