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#art
(5 posts)
  1. The Artificers' Duty of Care / March 5, 2020
    An admonishment to professionals who issue statements with abandon.
  2. STEM, STEAM and Art / February 19, 2020
    Arts should not be grouped with the sciences.
  3. Reflections - 43 Things I Learned or Did In 2019 / December 31, 2019
    Some things I learned or did.
  4. 3D & 2D - The Demarcation / October 7, 2019
    Exploring the two.
  5. Jack Hamm on (Artistic) Practice / July 5, 2014
    On the virtues of practice (and of what/how to).
#c
(1 posts)
  1. To Know C / December 17, 2017
    On those who know C, and those who actually don't.
#code
(22 posts)
  1. The Code Language Lawyers / February 13, 2020
    Debating code of code.
  2. Reflections - 43 Things I Learned or Did In 2019 / December 31, 2019
    Some things I learned or did.
  3. Mood-Clustered Compositions / June 23, 2019
    Classification of music based on moods.
  4. Clarity of Liskov / January 11, 2019
    Write clearly, especially with technical answers.
  5. Castles and Air / December 30, 2018
    Clay made of thought-stuff.
  6. Heaps of Heapq / December 14, 2018
    Principally data structures, not lists.
  7. Recursion, Succinctly Put / December 14, 2018
    And then there were three.
  8. Java Almost Requires An IDE / January 4, 2018
    An IDE as an-almost compulsory requirement is not a desirable language trait.
  9. Genuinely Technical Modesty / January 2, 2018
    Humility in the face of proven expertise.
  10. To Know C / December 17, 2017
    On those who know C, and those who actually don't.
  11. When Defying Simplicity / December 16, 2017
    Of the obviousness of deficiencies in simple/complicated designs.
  12. Sketch, Draft, Craft / December 16, 2017
    Craftsmen of the arts (digital or analogue) do experiment.
  13. The Python Paradox / December 15, 2017
    The paradox: those who get the better job learn the things they don't need for it.
  14. The Breakings of Julia / December 15, 2017
    The low-level diving tinkerability of Julia.
  15. The Song of Java Braces / December 8, 2017
    When coders become song lyricists.
  16. Declarative, Imperative, Functional Sandwiches / December 3, 2017
    Programming paradigms and sandwiches.
  17. SQL: WHERE vs HAVING / February 2, 2017
    The difference can be a bit unintuitive.
  18. Choice - of Pandas and SQL / February 2, 2017
    As to when to use Pandas, regular SQL or SQLite.
  19. Debugging: Twice As Hard As Writing Code / January 3, 2017
    'Twice' is probably an underestimation.
  20. Inverting (vs Zipping) Dictionary Values and Items / October 6, 2016
    On the inversion of a dictionary's key/values.
  21. The Lawgiving Coder / July 9, 2016
    Coders as creators of universes and law.
  22. When To Not Use Data Structures/Algorithms / July 4, 2012
    Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to.
#data
(1 posts)
  1. Statements Without Data / October 16, 2015
    This is supposed to be based on "research findings".
#design
(3 posts)
  1. When Defying Simplicity / December 16, 2017
    Of the obviousness of deficiencies in simple/complicated designs.
  2. Sketch, Draft, Craft / December 16, 2017
    Craftsmen of the arts (digital or analogue) do experiment.
  3. When To Not Use Data Structures/Algorithms / July 4, 2012
    Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to.
#eli5
(1 posts)
  1. Declarative, Imperative, Functional Sandwiches / December 3, 2017
    Programming paradigms and sandwiches.
#english
(5 posts)
  1. Clarity of Liskov / January 11, 2019
    Write clearly, especially with technical answers.
  2. Subservient/Servile Written Malay / October 6, 2015
    On the differing tone of formal written English and Malay.
  3. Deadened Demonyms / July 19, 2015
    Fascinating names/titles of games and their objects/venues/items.
  4. Write With Vigour / January 3, 2014
    Write, cut, write, cut.
  5. 堰かれて募る恋の情 - Love Laughs at Locksmiths / August 20, 2010
    Of love, laughs and locks.
#french
(1 posts)
  1. You Have Reason / August 16, 2010
    Other ways to say: 'You're right.'
#gaming
(27 posts)
  1. Narratives Hold / September 14, 2019
    Max Payne 1 is a 2001 piece.
  2. Refunctin' Blocks / July 12, 2016
    Skies and seas of serenity.
  3. Big Illegal Guns / September 6, 2015
    Heavy-duty firepower, for the malaria-tainted protagonist's picking.
  4. Deadened Demonyms / July 19, 2015
    Fascinating names/titles of games and their objects/venues/items.
  5. Skeuomorph Metaphors / January 22, 2014
    Cracking textures.
  6. Teal Stares / December 26, 2013
    Staring in teal and yellow.
  7. Lighting Wizardry / December 11, 2013
    Trine 2's developers are wizards of light(ing).
  8. Yellow Rails / December 10, 2013
    Strong colour contrasts.
  9. Alien Blue Entrances / December 8, 2013
    If nothing else.
  10. Coloured Plasmids / December 2, 2013
    A doll smiles hauntingly amidst plasmids and mind/body altering liquids.
  11. Particle Oranges / November 30, 2013
    Bouncing lights - orange, red, yellow and blacks.
  12. Moons, Bats and Spires / November 8, 2013
    The sights of Arkham Asylum by moonlight.
  13. A Hero's Persuasiveness / March 5, 2013
    (Inter-)stellar persuasiveness.
  14. Pixel Knights On Horseback / August 15, 2012
    Urban medieval pixelry.
  15. Medical Blood Cake / August 8, 2012
    Wandering through Rapture's medical area.
  16. Dueling Autumn Samurai / July 24, 2012
    Shogun 2-inspired haiku.
  17. Citadel Wings / July 22, 2012
    A view of the Citadel wings, from the outside.
  18. Bats and Ivy / June 21, 2012
    Dark bats and pinkish poison.
  19. GlaDOS Wakes Up / June 13, 2012
    Portal's dark humour is outstanding.
  20. Through A Window / May 18, 2012
    Industrial tones.
  21. Ludicrous Ace / April 22, 2012
    逆転裁判 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) is fun, but messed-up.
  22. Ghostly Portal / April 14, 2012
    Portal feels ghostly at times.
  23. Apricot Orange Sunsets / March 26, 2012
    This is not a real photo.
  24. Lush Exoplanets / March 19, 2012
    Virmire, the forested alien planet.
  25. Upper and Lower Hengsha / March 17, 2012
    Of Deus Ex's in-game literature.
  26. Sentient Vocal Directives / March 16, 2012
    Insert disc.
  27. Cel-Shaded Arena / March 15, 2012
    Cel-shaded beauty.
#history
(2 posts)
  1. Damascus Differences / August 29, 2018
    The real ones, not from Final Fantasy.
  2. Lost Nuances in 'Ivan the Terrible' / August 16, 2010
    In Japanese: 'Ivan the Thunder Emperor'.
#japanese
(17 posts)
  1. Strong Kanji Phonetics / June 8, 2015
    Certain Chinese radicals are phonetically 'strong'.
  2. 午・午年 - Horse Years / December 17, 2014
    Horsing in the ancient years.
  3. 美しい - Beautifully Woolly / November 29, 2013
    Love for sheeps make beauty.
  4. 勉強 - Straining Studious Strength / November 29, 2013
    Pushing through learning.
  5. ガラケー Garakei Evolution / November 29, 2013
    On the Galápagos keitai.
  6. ケチ - Scroogean Niggardliness / November 28, 2013
    Of parsimonious misers.
  7. 下戸 - Lower House / November 11, 2013
    Of houses, families and drinking inclinations.
  8. 身から出た錆 - Rust From the Body / August 28, 2010
    Of rusty swords and personal fault.
  9. 雷 - Cry of God / August 26, 2010
    Of thunder and gods who wear loincloths made from tiger skin.
  10. Correspondences With Matt Treyvaud / August 24, 2010
    Interview and Q&A.
  11. 柿が赤くなると医者が青くなる - Redder Persimmons, Darker Blue Doctors / August 22, 2010
    Of inverse relations between persimmons and doctors.
  12. 堰かれて募る恋の情 - Love Laughs at Locksmiths / August 20, 2010
    Of love, laughs and locks.
  13. Lost Nuances in 'Ivan the Terrible' / August 16, 2010
    In Japanese: 'Ivan the Thunder Emperor'.
  14. 海老 - Old People of the Sea / August 15, 2010
    Of prawns and their likeness to grapes and the elderly.
  15. 豹変 - A Panther's Change / August 14, 2010
    Of panthers, their spots, and men.
  16. Basic Kanji Learning Principles / August 14, 2010
    Quick principles to identification/construction.
  17. 百花繚乱 - A Hundred Flowers Blossom Riotously / August 14, 2010
    Of flowers, people and feats.
#java
(2 posts)
  1. Java Almost Requires An IDE / January 4, 2018
    An IDE as an-almost compulsory requirement is not a desirable language trait.
  2. The Song of Java Braces / December 8, 2017
    When coders become song lyricists.
#judges
(4 posts)
  1. Mocking the Law - Excessive Judicial Discretion / September 28, 2015
    When judges should be chastised.
  2. Sir Patrick Hastings, on Lord Reading / July 22, 2015
    Of seeing to fair play.
  3. No Social Transformation Without Representation / June 28, 2015
    From Obergefell v. Hodges.
  4. Judges Should Not Fear Criticism / May 31, 2015
    They should welcome it.
#julia
(1 posts)
  1. The Breakings of Julia / December 15, 2017
    The low-level diving tinkerability of Julia.
#languages
(23 posts)
  1. Heinrich Schliemann's Learning Method / August 22, 2018
    Dedication and perseverance beyond the average.
  2. Subservient/Servile Written Malay / October 6, 2015
    On the differing tone of formal written English and Malay.
  3. Crisp Tweets / June 18, 2015
    Twitter's 140-character limit forces you to write crisply.
  4. He Conquers Who Endures / June 12, 2015
    On the meaning/usage of 'vincit qui patitur'.
  5. Strong Kanji Phonetics / June 8, 2015
    Certain Chinese radicals are phonetically 'strong'.
  6. 午・午年 - Horse Years / December 17, 2014
    Horsing in the ancient years.
  7. Write With Vigour / January 3, 2014
    Write, cut, write, cut.
  8. 美しい - Beautifully Woolly / November 29, 2013
    Love for sheeps make beauty.
  9. 勉強 - Straining Studious Strength / November 29, 2013
    Pushing through learning.
  10. ガラケー Garakei Evolution / November 29, 2013
    On the Galápagos keitai.
  11. ケチ - Scroogean Niggardliness / November 28, 2013
    Of parsimonious misers.
  12. 下戸 - Lower House / November 11, 2013
    Of houses, families and drinking inclinations.
  13. 身から出た錆 - Rust From the Body / August 28, 2010
    Of rusty swords and personal fault.
  14. 雷 - Cry of God / August 26, 2010
    Of thunder and gods who wear loincloths made from tiger skin.
  15. Correspondences With Matt Treyvaud / August 24, 2010
    Interview and Q&A.
  16. 柿が赤くなると医者が青くなる - Redder Persimmons, Darker Blue Doctors / August 22, 2010
    Of inverse relations between persimmons and doctors.
  17. 堰かれて募る恋の情 - Love Laughs at Locksmiths / August 20, 2010
    Of love, laughs and locks.
  18. You Have Reason / August 16, 2010
    Other ways to say: 'You're right.'
  19. Lost Nuances in 'Ivan the Terrible' / August 16, 2010
    In Japanese: 'Ivan the Thunder Emperor'.
  20. 海老 - Old People of the Sea / August 15, 2010
    Of prawns and their likeness to grapes and the elderly.
  21. 豹変 - A Panther's Change / August 14, 2010
    Of panthers, their spots, and men.
  22. Basic Kanji Learning Principles / August 14, 2010
    Quick principles to identification/construction.
  23. 百花繚乱 - A Hundred Flowers Blossom Riotously / August 14, 2010
    Of flowers, people and feats.
#latin
(1 posts)
  1. He Conquers Who Endures / June 12, 2015
    On the meaning/usage of 'vincit qui patitur'.
#law
(18 posts)
  1. Theory and Theatre / January 2, 2020
    When complexity is used to hide ignorance and feign learnedness.
  2. Legal Practice & Taking From Software Best Practices / September 16, 2019
    My litigation style is gradually taking cues from software engineering best practices.
  3. Darwin's Details / August 23, 2018
    Science (and the devil) is in the details.
  4. Innocent Until Proven Guilty / December 12, 2017
    On the need to prove guilt, and of being innocent until proven otherwise.
  5. A Reputation Without Oil / December 7, 2017
    On advocates known to be frank, honest and sound.
  6. The Lawgiving Coder / July 9, 2016
    Coders as creators of universes and law.
  7. Prayers Like Magic / January 24, 2016
    Your prayers to court are, in a way, akin to incantations.
  8. Salomon v Salomon is Antiquated / October 24, 2015
    Our courts shouldn't apply Salomon v Salomon so strictly.
  9. Mocking the Law - Excessive Judicial Discretion / September 28, 2015
    When judges should be chastised.
  10. Proper Denials and Bare Denials / August 11, 2015
    There's a difference.
  11. Sir Patrick Hastings, on Lord Reading / July 22, 2015
    Of seeing to fair play.
  12. No Social Transformation Without Representation / June 28, 2015
    From Obergefell v. Hodges.
  13. Mike Tyson on (His) Lawyers / June 20, 2015
    On becoming your client.
  14. Judges Should Not Fear Criticism / May 31, 2015
    They should welcome it.
  15. No to Indian Judicial Writing / May 18, 2015
    Please don't write like this.
  16. If I Cannot Strengthen Our Bench / July 7, 2014
    ...Then I shall certainly do nothing to weaken it.
  17. Red Riding Hood's Examination-in-Chief / November 8, 2013
    Fairy tale examinations.
  18. Ludicrous Ace / April 22, 2012
    逆転裁判 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) is fun, but messed-up.
#learning
(9 posts)
  1. Code & Shame / January 29, 2020
    Be critical with your code. And sometimes, yourself.
  2. Third Time's A Charm / January 14, 2020
    Strive for two, but best make time for three.
  3. Learned Lumber / January 10, 2020
    You learn what you read and remember, not what you buy.
  4. Reflections - 43 Things I Learned or Did In 2019 / December 31, 2019
    Some things I learned or did.
  5. Heinrich Schliemann's Learning Method / August 22, 2018
    Dedication and perseverance beyond the average.
  6. Information Versus Knowledge / January 24, 2016
    Information on an item of knowledge is not knowledge of the subject matter itself.
  7. Knowledge Trees / June 8, 2015
    Learning the way branches branch.
  8. 勉強 - Straining Studious Strength / November 29, 2013
    Pushing through learning.
  9. Craft Versus Discipline / July 3, 2013
    The difference between crafts and disciplines.
#life
(1 posts)
  1. Roses as Time / August 21, 2018
    The withering of roses, the ephemerality of time.
#lols
(1 posts)
  1. The Song of Java Braces / December 8, 2017
    When coders become song lyricists.
#malay
(1 posts)
  1. Subservient/Servile Written Malay / October 6, 2015
    On the differing tone of formal written English and Malay.
#music
(15 posts)
  1. Sheets for People / March 14, 2020
    Roll up the sheets.
  2. Reflections - 43 Things I Learned or Did In 2019 / December 31, 2019
    Some things I learned or did.
  3. Mood-Clustered Compositions / June 23, 2019
    Classification of music based on moods.
  4. Nostalgic Non-Memories / August 23, 2018
    Pining over something that never happened, thanks to musical stimuli.
  5. Tifa Funk - Interlude Solo (Tifa's Theme by Tetrimino) / March 12, 2016
    My transcription of the piano interlude from "Tifa Funk".
  6. Rather Be (Alexa Goddard's Version) / March 5, 2016
    Transcription of Alexa Goddard's acoustic cover of Clean Bandit's "Rather Be".
  7. Eye to Eye (Jonathan Young's Version) / February 8, 2016
    My transcription of Jonathan Young's cover of "Eye to Eye".
  8. Creators And Their Gems (Polished or Otherwise) / January 3, 2016
    Not all work will turn out gems.
  9. Don Ted E. Bear Waltz - Guitar Arrangement (Sam & Max) / October 16, 2015
    My transcription of 'Don Ted E. Bear Waltz', from Sam & Max.
  10. Just the Two of Us (6-Bar Guitar/Sax Copy) / June 14, 2015
    My transcription of Mindi Abair's solo part of the cover.
  11. Grandma - Guitar Arrangement (NieR Gestalt) / January 17, 2015
    My transcription of 'Grandma', from NieR Gestalt.
  12. Ih Ah! (Devin Townsend) / January 16, 2015
    My transcription of 'Ih-Ah' from the studio album.
  13. Keep Learning Songs / July 18, 2014
    Paul Gilbert's view on musical practice and building his repertoire.
  14. Akira Yamaoka's 'I Want Love' / February 18, 2014
    Dirt and sorrow.
  15. Don't Care Too Much About Gear / February 16, 2014
    You don't need thousands of dollars to sound awesome.
#people
(9 posts)
  1. Darwin's Details / August 23, 2018
    Science (and the devil) is in the details.
  2. Heinrich Schliemann's Learning Method / August 22, 2018
    Dedication and perseverance beyond the average.
  3. Genuinely Technical Modesty / January 2, 2018
    Humility in the face of proven expertise.
  4. Emails and English Weather / December 21, 2015
    The English sure love their weather.
  5. José Mujica's Humility / July 12, 2015
    Being both high and low.
  6. Mike Tyson on (His) Lawyers / June 20, 2015
    On becoming your client.
  7. If I Cannot Strengthen Our Bench / July 7, 2014
    ...Then I shall certainly do nothing to weaken it.
  8. Jack Hamm on (Artistic) Practice / July 5, 2014
    On the virtues of practice (and of what/how to).
  9. Correspondences With Matt Treyvaud / August 24, 2010
    Interview and Q&A.
#practice
(1 posts)
  1. Jack Hamm on (Artistic) Practice / July 5, 2014
    On the virtues of practice (and of what/how to).
#productivity
(3 posts)
  1. The Brain-Attic / August 19, 2018
    Mise en place: in vogue (potentially) since 1887.
  2. Saunter Not / August 19, 2018
    Ne'er a time for sauntering.
  3. Creators And Their Gems (Polished or Otherwise) / January 3, 2016
    Not all work will turn out gems.
#python
(5 posts)
  1. Heaps of Heapq / December 14, 2018
    Principally data structures, not lists.
  2. Recursion, Succinctly Put / December 14, 2018
    And then there were three.
  3. The Python Paradox / December 15, 2017
    The paradox: those who get the better job learn the things they don't need for it.
  4. Choice - of Pandas and SQL / February 2, 2017
    As to when to use Pandas, regular SQL or SQLite.
  5. Inverting (vs Zipping) Dictionary Values and Items / October 6, 2016
    On the inversion of a dictionary's key/values.
#sayings
(11 posts)
  1. He Conquers Who Endures / June 12, 2015
    On the meaning/usage of 'vincit qui patitur'.
  2. 午・午年 - Horse Years / December 17, 2014
    Horsing in the ancient years.
  3. ガラケー Garakei Evolution / November 29, 2013
    On the Galápagos keitai.
  4. 下戸 - Lower House / November 11, 2013
    Of houses, families and drinking inclinations.
  5. 身から出た錆 - Rust From the Body / August 28, 2010
    Of rusty swords and personal fault.
  6. 雷 - Cry of God / August 26, 2010
    Of thunder and gods who wear loincloths made from tiger skin.
  7. 柿が赤くなると医者が青くなる - Redder Persimmons, Darker Blue Doctors / August 22, 2010
    Of inverse relations between persimmons and doctors.
  8. 堰かれて募る恋の情 - Love Laughs at Locksmiths / August 20, 2010
    Of love, laughs and locks.
  9. 海老 - Old People of the Sea / August 15, 2010
    Of prawns and their likeness to grapes and the elderly.
  10. 豹変 - A Panther's Change / August 14, 2010
    Of panthers, their spots, and men.
  11. 百花繚乱 - A Hundred Flowers Blossom Riotously / August 14, 2010
    Of flowers, people and feats.
#science
(4 posts)
  1. The Artificers' Duty of Care / March 5, 2020
    An admonishment to professionals who issue statements with abandon.
  2. STEM, STEAM and Art / February 19, 2020
    Arts should not be grouped with the sciences.
  3. Theory and Theatre / January 2, 2020
    When complexity is used to hide ignorance and feign learnedness.
  4. Darwin's Details / August 23, 2018
    Science (and the devil) is in the details.
#society
(4 posts)
  1. The Line Between Gifts and Bribes / July 23, 2015
    Gifts and bribes in Malaysia - the difference/similarity.
  2. José Mujica's Humility / July 12, 2015
    Being both high and low.
  3. Supposedly Cultivated Tastes / June 15, 2015
    The condescending and insecure feel superior by rejecting what others like.
  4. Sexism Against Modern Men / June 13, 2015
    Steven Crowder's enlightening interview with Dana Loesch, a former feminist.
#software
(2 posts)
  1. Legal Practice & Taking From Software Best Practices / September 16, 2019
    My litigation style is gradually taking cues from software engineering best practices.
  2. SublimeREPL's Slow Printing/Freezing - A Solution / July 11, 2016
    Applies when you're using the interpreter.
#sql
(3 posts)
  1. Genuinely Technical Modesty / January 2, 2018
    Humility in the face of proven expertise.
  2. SQL: WHERE vs HAVING / February 2, 2017
    The difference can be a bit unintuitive.
  3. Choice - of Pandas and SQL / February 2, 2017
    As to when to use Pandas, regular SQL or SQLite.
#tabs
(7 posts)
  1. Tifa Funk - Interlude Solo (Tifa's Theme by Tetrimino) / March 12, 2016
    My transcription of the piano interlude from "Tifa Funk".
  2. Rather Be (Alexa Goddard's Version) / March 5, 2016
    Transcription of Alexa Goddard's acoustic cover of Clean Bandit's "Rather Be".
  3. Eye to Eye (Jonathan Young's Version) / February 8, 2016
    My transcription of Jonathan Young's cover of "Eye to Eye".
  4. Don Ted E. Bear Waltz - Guitar Arrangement (Sam & Max) / October 16, 2015
    My transcription of 'Don Ted E. Bear Waltz', from Sam & Max.
  5. Just the Two of Us (6-Bar Guitar/Sax Copy) / June 14, 2015
    My transcription of Mindi Abair's solo part of the cover.
  6. Grandma - Guitar Arrangement (NieR Gestalt) / January 17, 2015
    My transcription of 'Grandma', from NieR Gestalt.
  7. Ih Ah! (Devin Townsend) / January 16, 2015
    My transcription of 'Ih-Ah' from the studio album.
#time
(1 posts)
  1. Saunter Not / August 19, 2018
    Ne'er a time for sauntering.
#work
(4 posts)
  1. The Brain-Attic / August 19, 2018
    Mise en place: in vogue (potentially) since 1887.
  2. Saunter Not / August 19, 2018
    Ne'er a time for sauntering.
  3. Creators And Their Gems (Polished or Otherwise) / January 3, 2016
    Not all work will turn out gems.
  4. Craft Versus Discipline / July 3, 2013
    The difference between crafts and disciplines.
#writing
(5 posts)
  1. Theory and Theatre / January 2, 2020
    When complexity is used to hide ignorance and feign learnedness.
  2. Why Plain Text / December 31, 2018
    Excellent justifications for use of plain text.
  3. Deadened Demonyms / July 19, 2015
    Fascinating names/titles of games and their objects/venues/items.
  4. Crisp Tweets / June 18, 2015
    Twitter's 140-character limit forces you to write crisply.
  5. Write With Vigour / January 3, 2014
    Write, cut, write, cut.

 
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