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An Open Letter to Cory Bernardi

Re: Orwellian Influence in Public Discourse You should resign from politics immediately, you disgraceful, homophobic bigot. There, now that I’ve got your attention, let’s get one thing straight right from the start. When someone attacks you because of how you … Continue reading

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Natural Scrolling Isn’t

Mac users and other developers such as myself who have no choice but to use a Mac for certain projects will already know what I’m talking about. For everyone else, however, the newest version of OS X includes a most … Continue reading

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[JavaScript] Naming Your Function ‘$’ is not Clever

The atrocity that is the dollar function dates back at least 2005 and the introduction of the Prototype Framework. Back in those days, ‘$()‘ was simply a shorthand way of saying ‘document.getElementById()‘ without having to type all 24 characters. And … Continue reading

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[C (and variants)] Pointer Declarations: You’re Doing it Wrong

It happens on occasion, in the programming world, that bad coding conventions become the norm. Consider for instance the following two lines of code: Both lines are equivalent as far as the compiler is concerned, but when a human being … Continue reading

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