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Latest articles


Jan 31, 2019
Fun with tmux

Leap Seconds

Dec 31, 2018
Is there a leap second in January, 2019? (spoiler: no)

Whitespace Characters and Coding

Nov 24, 2018
On the presence or absence of whitespace in code.


Oct 11, 2018
Inventing a lightweight markup language.


September 4, 2018
Following a file, grepping for lines, watching a spinner.

Ping Pong in Perl 6

August 2, 2018
Message passing between threads using channels is a simple way to manage concurrency.