• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • There is such a thing as plain text

    September 30th, 2011
    tech, unicode
    People have claimed that there is no such thing as plain text. The idea is that when you have bytes, you don't know how to interpret them without knowing what the encoding is. Since then, however, utf8 has been much more widely accepted. It think at this point we can say: there is plain text, and it is encoded in utf8.

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Interview with Kat Woods: decision-making about having kids

    Realizing what you don't want The post Interview with Kat Woods: decision-making about having kids appeared first on Otherwise.

    via Otherwise July 5, 2022

    Decision theory and dynamic inconsistency

    Here is my current take on decision theory: When making a decision after observing X, we should condition (or causally intervene) on statements like “My decision algorithm outputs Y after observing X.” Updating seems like a description of something you do…

    via The sideways view July 3, 2022

    10x (engineer, context) pairs

    Your actual output depends on a lot more than just how quickly you finish a given programming task. Everything besides the literal coding depends deeply on the way you interact with the organization around you.

    via benkuhn.net June 9, 2022

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact