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1
October 6, 2020
Voice Like Your Hand / ( )
Command over voice, as over hand.

 

2
September 29, 2020
Rays of Circumstance / ( )
Shining light on circumstantial evidence.

 

3
August 29, 2020
Magnum Norvig / ( )
The opus of clarity.

 

4
August 27, 2020
Write Like You Play Tetris / ( )
Drop it until you clear it.

 

5
August 25, 2020
Hamstrung Limitations / ( )
The modern programming workforce, conventions, and the freedom to apply abstractions.

 

6
August 25, 2020
Triple Buffered Painters / ( )
Lovely ELI5 metaphor on the buffering/rendering process.

 

7
August 22, 2020
Decoding Code Specimens / ( )
Dissect code like 18th century scientists do their biological specimens.

 

8
August 20, 2020
A Case for Legalese (Or Not) / ( )
Singular interpretations and written objectivity.

 

9
August 13, 2020
Twitter Inspires Carmack / ( )
Get raged, or get inspired.

 

10
August 13, 2020
Consenting Pythonic Adults / ( )
Do it as you want it. Do it Pythonically, preferably.

 

11
June 4, 2020
Music and Neural Pathways / ( )
Music moves along/triggers interesting neural paths.

 

12
June 4, 2020
A Traveling Minstrel's Piano / ( )
Portable note-making.

 

13
June 1, 2020
Notes Transcending Us / ( )
Togetherness through music.

 

14
May 20, 2020
A Programmer & His Mechanical Friend / ( )
Harder isn't necessarily better.

 

15
May 2, 2020
Nostalgic Raging Streets / ( )
Streets of Rage 4 hits home, and it hits hard.

 

16
April 27, 2020
How Science Should Be / ( )
Sticking to the science.

 

17
March 14, 2020
Sheets for People / ( )
Roll up the sheets.

 

18
March 5, 2020
The Artificers' Duty of Care / ( )
An admonishment to professionals who issue statements with abandon.

 

19
February 19, 2020
STEM, STEAM and Art / ( )
Arts should not be grouped with the sciences.

 

20
February 13, 2020
The Code Language Lawyers / ( )
Debating code of code.

 

21
January 29, 2020
Code & Shame / ( )
Be critical with your code. And sometimes, yourself.

 

22
January 14, 2020
Third Time's A Charm / ( )
Strive for two, but best make time for three.

 

23
January 10, 2020
Learned Lumber / ( )
You learn what you read and remember, not what you buy.

 

24
January 2, 2020
Theory and Theatre / ( )
When complexity is used to hide ignorance and feign learnedness.

 

25
December 31, 2019
 

26
October 7, 2019
3D & 2D - The Demarcation / ( )
Exploring the two.

 

27
September 16, 2019
Legal Practice & Taking From Software Best Practices / ( )
My litigation style is gradually taking cues from software engineering best practices.

 

28
September 14, 2019
Narratives Hold / ( )
Max Payne 1 is a 2001 piece.

 

29
June 23, 2019
Mood-Clustered Compositions / ( )
Classification of music based on moods.

 

30
January 11, 2019
Clarity of Liskov / ( )
Write clearly, especially with technical answers.

 

31
December 31, 2018
Why Plain Text / ( )
Excellent justifications for use of plain text.

 

32
December 30, 2018
Castles and Air / ( )
Clay made of thought-stuff.

 

33
December 14, 2018
Heaps of Heapq / ( )
Principally data structures, not lists.

 

34
December 14, 2018
Recursion, Succinctly Put / ( )
And then there were three.

 

35
August 29, 2018
Damascus Differences / ( )
The real ones, not from Final Fantasy.

 

36
August 23, 2018
Nostalgic Non-Memories / ( )
Pining over something that never happened, thanks to musical stimuli.

 

37
August 23, 2018
Darwin's Details / ( )
Science (and the devil) is in the details.

 

38
August 22, 2018
Heinrich Schliemann's Learning Method / ( )
Dedication and perseverance beyond the average.

 

39
August 21, 2018
Roses as Time / ( )
The withering of roses, the ephemerality of time.

 

40
August 19, 2018
The Brain-Attic / ( )
Mise en place: in vogue (potentially) since 1887.

 

41
August 19, 2018
Saunter Not / ( )
Ne'er a time for sauntering.

 

42
January 4, 2018
Java Almost Requires An IDE / ( )
An IDE as an-almost compulsory requirement is not a desirable language trait.

 

43
January 2, 2018
Genuinely Technical Modesty / ( )
Humility in the face of proven expertise.

 

44
December 17, 2017
To Know C / ( )
On those who know C, and those who actually don't.

 

45
December 16, 2017
When Defying Simplicity / ( )
Of the obviousness of deficiencies in simple/complicated designs.

 

46
December 16, 2017
Sketch, Draft, Craft / ( )
Craftsmen of the arts (digital or analogue) do experiment.

 

47
December 15, 2017
The Python Paradox / ( )
The paradox: those who get the better job learn the things they don't need for it.

 

48
December 15, 2017
The Breakings of Julia / ( )
The low-level diving tinkerability of Julia.

 

49
December 12, 2017
Innocent Until Proven Guilty / ( )
On the need to prove guilt, and of being innocent until proven otherwise.

 

50
December 8, 2017
The Song of Java Braces / ( )
When coders become song lyricists.

 

51
December 7, 2017
A Reputation Without Oil / ( )
On advocates known to be frank, honest and sound.

 

52
December 3, 2017
Declarative, Imperative, Functional Sandwiches / ( )
Programming paradigms and sandwiches.

 

53
February 2, 2017
SQL: WHERE vs HAVING / ( )
The difference can be a bit unintuitive.

 

54
February 2, 2017
Choice - of Pandas and SQL / ( )
As to when to use Pandas, regular SQL or SQLite.

 

55
January 3, 2017
Debugging: Twice As Hard As Writing Code / ( )
'Twice' is probably an underestimation.

 

56
July 12, 2016
Refunctin' Blocks / ( )
Skies and seas of serenity.

 

57
July 11, 2016
SublimeREPL's Slow Printing/Freezing - A Solution / ( )
Applies when you're using the interpreter.

 

58
July 9, 2016
The Lawgiving Coder / ( )
Coders as creators of universes and law.

 

59
March 12, 2016
Tifa Funk - Interlude Solo (Tifa's Theme by Tetrimino) / ( )
My transcription of the piano interlude from "Tifa Funk".

 

60
March 5, 2016
Rather Be (Alexa Goddard's Version) / ( )
Transcription of Alexa Goddard's acoustic cover of Clean Bandit's "Rather Be".

 

61
February 8, 2016
Eye to Eye (Jonathan Young's Version) / ( )
My transcription of Jonathan Young's cover of "Eye to Eye".

 

62
January 24, 2016
Prayers Like Magic / ( )
Your prayers to court are, in a way, akin to incantations.

 

63
January 24, 2016
Information Versus Knowledge / ( )
Information on an item of knowledge is not knowledge of the subject matter itself.

 

64
January 3, 2016
 

65
December 21, 2015
Emails and English Weather / ( )
The English sure love their weather.

 

66
October 24, 2015
Salomon v Salomon is Antiquated / ( )
Our courts shouldn't apply Salomon v Salomon so strictly.

 

67
October 16, 2015
Statements Without Data / ( )
This is supposed to be based on "research findings".

 

68
October 16, 2015
Don Ted E. Bear Waltz - Guitar Arrangement (Sam & Max) / ( )
My transcription of 'Don Ted E. Bear Waltz', from Sam & Max.

 

69
October 6, 2015
Subservient/Servile Written Malay / ( )
On the differing tone of formal written English and Malay.

 

70
September 28, 2015
Mocking the Law - Excessive Judicial Discretion / ( )
When judges should be chastised.

 

71
September 6, 2015
Big Illegal Guns / ( )
Heavy-duty firepower, for the malaria-tainted protagonist's picking.

 

72
August 11, 2015
Proper Denials and Bare Denials / ( )
There's a difference.

 

73
July 23, 2015
The Line Between Gifts and Bribes / ( )
Gifts and bribes in Malaysia - the difference/similarity.

 

74
July 22, 2015
Sir Patrick Hastings, on Lord Reading / ( )
Of seeing to fair play.

 

75
July 19, 2015
Deadened Demonyms / ( )
Fascinating names/titles of games and their objects/venues/items.

 

76
July 12, 2015
José Mujica's Humility / ( )
Being both high and low.

 

77
June 28, 2015
 

78
June 20, 2015
Mike Tyson on (His) Lawyers / ( )
On becoming your client.

 

79
June 18, 2015
Crisp Tweets / ( )
Twitter's 140-character limit forces you to write crisply.

 

80
June 15, 2015
Supposedly Cultivated Tastes / ( )
The condescending and insecure feel superior by rejecting what others like.

 

81
June 14, 2015
Just the Two of Us (6-Bar Guitar/Sax Copy) / ( )
My transcription of Mindi Abair's solo part of the cover.

 

82
June 13, 2015
Sexism Against Modern Men / ( )
Steven Crowder's enlightening interview with Dana Loesch, a former feminist.

 

83
June 12, 2015
He Conquers Who Endures / ( )
On the meaning/usage of 'vincit qui patitur'.

 

84
June 8, 2015
Strong Kanji Phonetics / ( )
Certain Chinese radicals are phonetically 'strong'.

 

85
June 8, 2015
Knowledge Trees / ( )
Learning the way branches branch.

 

86
May 31, 2015
Judges Should Not Fear Criticism / ( )
They should welcome it.

 

87
May 18, 2015
No to Indian Judicial Writing / ( )
Please don't write like this.

 

88
January 17, 2015
Grandma - Guitar Arrangement (NieR Gestalt) / ( )
My transcription of 'Grandma', from NieR Gestalt.

 

89
January 16, 2015
Ih Ah! (Devin Townsend) / ( )
My transcription of 'Ih-Ah' from the studio album.

 

90
December 17, 2014
午・午年 - Horse Years / ( )
Horsing in the ancient years.

 

91
July 18, 2014
Keep Learning Songs / ( )
Paul Gilbert's view on musical practice and building his repertoire.

 

92
July 7, 2014
If I Cannot Strengthen Our Bench / ( )
...Then I shall certainly do nothing to weaken it.

 

93
July 5, 2014
Jack Hamm on (Artistic) Practice / ( )
On the virtues of practice (and of what/how to).

 

94
February 16, 2014
Don't Care Too Much About Gear / ( )
You don't need thousands of dollars to sound awesome.

 

95
January 3, 2014
Write With Vigour / ( )
Write, cut, write, cut.

 

96
December 26, 2013
Teal Stares / ( )
Staring in teal and yellow.

 

97
December 11, 2013
Lighting Wizardry / ( )
Trine 2's developers are wizards of light(ing).

 

98
December 10, 2013
Yellow Rails / ( )
Strong colour contrasts.

 

99
December 8, 2013
Alien Blue Entrances / ( )
If nothing else.

 

100
December 2, 2013
Coloured Plasmids / ( )
A doll smiles hauntingly amidst plasmids and mind/body altering liquids.

 

101
November 30, 2013
Particle Oranges / ( )
Bouncing lights - orange, red, yellow and blacks.

 

102
November 29, 2013
美しい - Beautifully Woolly / ( )
Love for sheeps make beauty.

 

103
November 29, 2013
 

104
November 29, 2013
 

105
November 28, 2013
 

106
November 11, 2013
下戸 - Lower House / ( )
Of houses, families and drinking inclinations.

 

107
November 8, 2013
Red Riding Hood's Examination-in-Chief / ( )
Fairy tale examinations.

 

108
July 3, 2013
Craft Versus Discipline / ( )
The difference between crafts and disciplines.

 

109
July 21, 2012
Hunted By GLaDoS / ()
Bending metal.

 

110
July 4, 2012
When To Not Use Data Structures/Algorithms / ( )
Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to.

 

111
April 22, 2012
Ludicrous Ace / ( )
逆転裁判 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) is fun, but messed-up.

 

112
April 21, 2012
Cinematic Mass Effect / ()
Mass Effect is ridiculously cinematic.

 

113
April 20, 2012
A Misty Morgue's Bat / ()
Batman's silhouette, as wispy steam and mist enwrap him.

 

114
April 14, 2012
Ghostly Portal / ( )
Portal feels ghostly at times.

 

115
April 2, 2012
Abstract Wall Painting / ()
Wall painting.

 

116
April 1, 2012
 

117
March 26, 2012
Apricot Orange Sunsets / ( )
This is not a real photo.

 

118
March 19, 2012
Lush Exoplanets / ( )
Virmire, the forested alien planet.

 

119
March 17, 2012
Upper and Lower Hengsha / ( )
Of Deus Ex's in-game literature.

 

120
March 16, 2012
 

121
March 15, 2012
Cel-Shaded Arena / ( )
Cel-shaded beauty.

 

122
September 25, 2010
汗牛充棟 - Sweating Oxen, Reaching Ridge-Beams / ()
Of books, which make oxen sweat, and which touch ceilings.

 

123
August 28, 2010
身から出た錆 - Rust From the Body / ( )
Of rusty swords and personal fault.

 

124
August 26, 2010
雷 - Cry of God / ( )
Of thunder and gods who wear loincloths made from tiger skin.

 

125
August 24, 2010
 

126
August 22, 2010
 

127
August 20, 2010
 

128
August 16, 2010
You Have Reason / ( )
Other ways to say: 'You're right.'

 

129
August 16, 2010
Lost Nuances in 'Ivan the Terrible' / ( )
In Japanese: 'Ivan the Thunder Emperor'.

 

130
August 15, 2010
海老 - Old People of the Sea / ( )
Of prawns and their likeness to grapes and the elderly.

 

131
August 14, 2010
豹変 - A Panther's Change / ( )
Of panthers, their spots, and men.

 

132
August 14, 2010
Basic Kanji Learning Principles / ( )
Quick principles to identification/construction.

 

133
August 14, 2010
 

 
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