Standards

On common languages, broadly construed.

Emoji 2019-01-03 – 2022-08-06
HDF5 A data format I need to know about 2020-06-17 – 2022-06-08
Transcoding Digital recordings and converting between them. 2020-04-23 – 2022-05-30
PDF, Portable Document Format How we may use a thousand dollar computer to simulate a one cent piece of paper with zero day exploits 2018-06-03 – 2022-05-17
Standards hell Lock-in, QWERTY, coordination problems etc 2015-01-05 – 2022-01-11
Presentations Slide decks and other stylised academic dominance displays 2015-06-01 – 2022-01-09
GIFs 2019-11-11 – 2021-09-17
The simplest thing Minimum viable whatever, worse is better, PC-losering, Postel chaos, Burkean engineering 2020-02-03 – 2021-04-27
Time Certain quirks of entropy 2020-10-20
MIDI The near-adequate compromise for digital music that we are stuck with 2015-10-03 – 2019-11-20