My Writings

Short Codes, Big Effects

The set of short codes in all programming languages that have significant, and perhaps unexpected effects is a particularly fascinating one, because often the most seemingly innocent codes can cause a variety of problems. Some of the clever lines of code ever written (like the one-liners in Python) rely on hugely compact writing, approaching “KolmogorovContinue reading “Short Codes, Big Effects”

The Overlooked Death of Fan Mail

It is quite fitting that after indulging in Susanne Sundfor’s therapeutical songs of amorous disappointment, that I discover that personal communication between artists and the masses that are geographically remote has vanished, or at least has been forgotten with few clues to its disappearance. Twitter and a plethora of other social media on the internetContinue reading “The Overlooked Death of Fan Mail”

Back to Basics: Pushing your JavaScript Performance to the Max

Javascript was not invented as a language for performance sake. However, due to the sheer amount of apps that are being built on node.js, it is impossible that none of them suffer from this performance problems, even with databse indexing, redis caching, etc. A few fixes have been proposed to reduce unnecessary operations, such asContinue reading “Back to Basics: Pushing your JavaScript Performance to the Max”

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