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Regexes vs Combinatorial Parsing

“Recently, I’ve been working on a music app that needs to get a musical sequence (like a melody) from the server to the client. To do this, we use a format called ABC. (You can read about how ABC music notation works here.”


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In defense of the modern web

“I expect I’ll annoy everyone with this post: the anti-JavaScript crusaders, justly aghast at how much of the stuff we slather onto modern websites; the people arguing the web is a broken platform for interactive applications anyway and we should start over; React users; the old guard with their arti”


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Second-guessing the modern web

“The emerging norm for web development is to build a React single-page application, with server rendering. The two key elements of this architecture are something like: This idea has really swept the internet.”


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Reading Today

Recessions in Oregon (Graph of the Week)

“This morning the April employment report for Oregon was released. As expected it was catastrophic. Between the revisions to March and the preliminary data for April, Oregon has lost 267,000 jobs (-14%) in the past two months. The unemployment rate spiked to a record 14.2%.”

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Reading Today

French Defence

“This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending …c5 at a later stage, attacking White’s centre and gaining space on the queenside. White has extra space in the centre and on the kingside and often plays for a breakthrough with f4–f5.”

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CSS for internationalisation

“I’ve come across people who do not think that CSS is related to internationalisation at all, but if you think about it, internationalisation is more than translating the content on your site into multiple languages and calling it a day.”


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env()

“The env() CSS function can be used to insert the value of a user agent-defined environment variable into your CSS, in a similar fashion to the var() function and custom properties.”


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Cloud Design Patterns

“These design patterns are useful for building reliable, scalable, secure applications in the cloud. Each pattern describes the problem that the pattern addresses, considerations for applying the pattern, and an example based on Microsoft Azure.”


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Git – suboptimal pack – out of memory – How to fix

Screenshot of "suboptimal pack - out of memory" warning

I was cloning a remote repo to set up a local install and got a suboptimal pack - out of memory notice quickly followed by the fatal failure of the clone. Man the ramparts! To the google! This was helpful: https://stackoverflow.com/a/4829883/9661226 By default pack.windowMemory and pack.packSizeLimit are set to 0 (which means unlimited). Apparently, and … Continued