Cuttings (13 posts)


"...A medium of human communication that involves the representation of a language through a system of physically inscribed, mechanically transferred, or digitally represented symbols. Writing systems are not themselves human languages (with the debatable exception of computer languages); they are means of rendering a language into a form that can be reconstructed by other humans separated by time and/or space."

  1. 09.07.2023
    Non-Dissonant Speed Keybindings
    With Sublime Text, Jetbrain IDEs, and Vim/Visual Studio Code.

  2. 23.03.2023
    Copywork vs Master Studies
    One with which to drill, the other to open minds. By both, you learn.

  3. 03.07.2022
    The Unpreparedness Apology
    To beautifully say, "I'm sorry, I wasn't prepared."

  4. 29.08.2020
    Magnum Norvig
    The opus of clarity.

  5. 27.08.2020
    Write Like You Play Tetris
    Drop it until you clear it.

  6. 20.08.2020
    A Case for Legalese (Or Not)
    Singular interpretations and written objectivity.

  7. 02.01.2020
    Theory and Theatre
    When complexity is used to hide ignorance and feign learnedness.

  8. 11.01.2019
    Clarity of Liskov
    Write clearly, especially with technical answers.

  9. 31.12.2018
    Why Plain Text
    Excellent justifications for use of plain text.

  10. 19.07.2015
    Deadened Demonyms
    Fascinating names/titles of games and their objects/venues/items.

  11. 18.06.2015
    Crisp Tweets
    Twitter's 140-character limit forces you to write crisply.

  12. 18.05.2015
    Indian Judicial Writing
    Please don't write like this.

  13. 03.01.2014
    Write With Vigour
    Write, cut, write, cut.

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