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Schrödinger’s dir Source: https://redd.it/662rkp #ProgrammerHumor

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/31

[WayBack] Schrödinger’s dir : ProgrammerHumor

–jeroen

Via: [WayBack] Schrödinger’s dir – Source: https://redd.it/662rkp #ProgrammerHumor – This is why I Code – Google+

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Why I like PlantUML

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/13

Ever since I started using computers, I’ve liked text based solutions.

It’s one of the reasons I like PlantUML, but there are more. This is from a GitLab.com request I did a while ago: [WayBackPlease enable PlantUML rendering on gitlab.com both for standalone plantuml files and inside markdown plantuml code blocks (#2041) · Issues · GitLab.com / GitLab.com Support Tracker · GitLab

one of my UML gripes from the past (I’ve been a software developer for about 30 years now) was that it wasn’t text based.

After bumping into PlantUML a long time ago in 2014 I’ve become a happy user of it for a few reasons:

  • the language is text based (with many benefits I don’t need to explain)
  • the tool is cross platform
  • the tool is still actively developed all the way back from 2009
  • after rendering, the arranging of elements is much better than I expected from an automated tool

Of course every now and then there is a glitch in complex diagrams, but I’ve found that professional tools:

  1. don’t do much better in fully-automated arranging
  2. become very cumbersome to use when you to manual arrangement

My first use initially was online, then in 2016 installed it on my Mac even submitting homebrew updates for it every now and then.

Oh: I love their 404 humour at http://www.plantuml.com/plantuml/beta

Renderings can be in all sorts of graphics and text formats, for instance SVG, PNG, ASCII and Unicode.

Example:

plantuml -tsvg PSO.network-diagram.PlantUML.txt

–jeroen

via:

related:

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Weird One Character Domain Superstore! Unicode IDN domains from á.xyz to 🧦.ws!

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/11

Untypable one-character domain names:

  • Where do the listings of single character domain names come from?
    Artificial intelligence enabled robots. Our sophisticated unicode discovery algorithms use blockchain enabled machine learning to provision containerized solutions within the context of the public cloud. We then use a durable message bus to inject our findings into big data, creating a graph database of unique identifiers. Finally, the results are delivered to the client via the latest in standards compliant TCP transport technology from our custom cluster of machines running a significantly more performant variant of node js.
    All the Auction and Aftermarket listings come from GoDaddy.

Source: Weird One Character Domain Superstore! Unicode IDN domains from á.xyz to 🧦.ws!

In reality, the story is not as full of marketing blah, but a lot of fun to read:

WeirdOneCharacterDomainSuperstore.com aka ツ.ws… A web app for weird unicode single character domain names… A weekend project that got out of control…

[WayBack] WeirdOneCharacterDomainSuperstore.com: How I Built This

Via: [WayBack] OR: “Incomprehensible. Untypable. Unicode.”

–jeroen

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Our CTO has discovered an incredible way of making developers read his commit messages. You won’t even believe how he did it! | CommitStrip

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/06

From a long time ago: [WayBackOur CTO has discovered an incredible way of making developers read his commit messages. You won’t even believe how he did it! | CommitStrip.

It seems others want to improve their commit Click-Through-Ratios as well, in a faint hope to get their pull-requests merged.

[WayBackThibaut Sacreste on Twitter: “I’ve been experimenting with clickbaity pull request headlines at work. CTR’s gone Though. The. Roof!!!… “

Tough luck: in the mean time, developers have learned (:

Via: [WayBack] »I’ve been experimenting with clickbaity pull request headlines at work. CTR’s gone Though. The. Roof!!!« – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

–jeroen

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GitHub – keith-turner/ecoji: Encodes (and decodes) data as emojis

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/14

[WayBack] GitHub – keith-turner/ecoji: Encodes (and decodes) data as emojis:

Ecoji 🏣🔉🦐🔼

Ecoji encodes data as 1024 emojis, its base1024 with an emoji character set. As a bonus, includes code to decode emojis to original data.

Sick. Works splendid when all your systems are fully nice to Unicode.

None are. So there’s a German word for it:

Nein

Via:

 

–jeroen

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