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Better floating point: posits in plain language

Welcoming all unums!

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Participate in the issues!

So, I’m starting a new job tomorrow, which leaves me several hours to write this post, finish the issue I’m writing on GitHub right now (concurrently with myself over on this page) and maybe fiddle with LES3 a little.

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Mostly-CSS Drop-down Combo Boxes

For as long as I can remember, there were always two kinds of selectors:

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How to put a site on GitHub

GitHub has made it very easy to get started. If you already have a repo that you want to add web site for, just create a docs folder in the repo and start adding .md (Markdown) files to it; in particular index.md will be recognized as the home page. Then you can select a theme and view your pages as explained here. Links to other markdown files will automatically be converted to html links (for example if you write [link](file.md), it becomes <a href="file.html">link</a>.) You can also write content pages in HTML, but it is rarely necessary. It is possible to insert bits of HTML in your Markdown code if necessary (and Markdown in your HTML).

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TypeScript+React Primer

For anyone interested in understanding the JavaScript ecosystem so they can start making TypeScript/React apps, I’ve just posted a detailed five-part tutorial on the subject at http://typescript-react-primer.loyc.net… with GitHub repo of all the examples here. Enjoy!

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My failure with WebAssembly

In my efforts to contribute to WebAssembly, there’s no doubt that I failed completely. I knew how important it was - as I told my wife, “if I can make this happen, it will be the most important thing I have ever done in my life.” But I allowed myself to lose confidence and let fear of failure - fear of being ignored - to take over.

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Negation blues

There’s a nasty little difficulty in the design of LES: negative literals.

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Ungglish

Do you ever wish that people who don’t speak English could still understand your writing? Would you like your software’s UI to have a reasonably reliable automatic translation?

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