How ASCII Got Its Backslash edit / delete

Short answer: "It enabled the ALGOL "and" to be "/\" and the "or" to be "\/"."

to algol ascii character history retrocomputing text ... on 14 February 2018

ripgrep is faster than {grep, ag, git grep, ucg, pt, sift} - Andrew Gallant's Blog edit / delete

The tool isn't hugely compelling, but the collection of benchmarks for a regexp search engine is interesting.

to benchmarking grep performance search text unix ... on 06 December 2016

Character Encodings For Modern Programmers edit / delete

A pretty good overview, with some detail of the complete nightmare that dealing with text is on Windows.

to ag0700 encodings text ... on 19 March 2016

TEXTMOD.ES edit / delete

"The text mode art preservation network". With Amiga and PC collections.

to amiga ascii demoscene pc retrocomputing text ... on 08 February 2016

Bug 28549 – Gamma-corrected alpha blending for text output edit / delete

Patch to Cairo do alpha-blending (more or less) correctly for text. I'm somewhat tempted to use this in GARStow's packages, although it's a bit clunky.

to alpha blending cairo fonts gamma graphics rendering text to-package ... on 13 September 2015

PubCSS: Formatting Academic Publications in HTML & CSS | Thomas Park edit / delete

Nice idea, but: the output looks *terrible*, and it relies on proprietary tools. Maybe if someone knocked up an xmltex-based backend...

to academia css formatting html latex publication text ... on 22 March 2015

Copy, Shake, and Paste: Homebrew Collusion Detection edit / delete

Scanning for plagiarism (or, rather, repeated text, which I guess would also catch things like university boilerplate as well) in a large corpus of theses.

to academia plagiarism research teaching text ... on 13 March 2015

Butterick’s Practical Typography edit / delete

I don't agree with all of this (especially the ludicrously huge font sizes it recommends for the web), but there's some good stuff here.

to design font text typography web ... on 13 March 2015

Best of VIM Tips, gVIM's Key Features zzapper edit / delete

A long list of useful VIM commands, apparently written by someone who uses VIM in much the same way I do (lots of ex commands and a fondness for visual mode).

to editor text tips vi vim ... on 24 August 2014

Whoosh 2.5.6 documentation — Whoosh 2.5.6 documentation edit / delete

Python library for building free-text search engines. This looks pretty comprehensive.

to python search software text ... on 22 July 2014

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