Hard Lessons
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Having worked on email-related code before, I have been morbidly fascinated by one of the founders of handmade.network writing an email client. Handmade Network is trying to reinvigorate programming by emphasizing small teams and from-scratch performant code. It’s a great way to write small, self-contained projects (games, libraries, utilities) that can be done, but fell out of favor two decades ago for complex user-facing software.

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Queue Zero
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Almost exactly a year ago, I posted about Sizing Up My Queue to count up how much video and audio I had downloaded to watch.
The final tally?

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Vim: highlight word wrap column in insert mode
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I like vim’s colorcolumn for highlighting where word wrap will occur, but I consider it a distraction when I’m not in insert mode. After some tinkering, I wrote this in my .vimrc:

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Recursive Sum
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In #ruby on Freenode, platzhirsch asked about how to total an array of Transactions when the Transactions may have parents. The two obvious approaches have pitfalls when there are a lot of Transactions, and he said he expects to have 23 million that may be deeply nested. Here’s his sample code:

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2016 Media Reviews
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I’ve appreciated when people take the time to write reviews and highlight connections to other good works. This post was irregularly updated through 2016 and belatedly finished in 2017. Previously: 2014 2015

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