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Computer Science — Discussion on computer science topics.
    Typography and Typesetting — Making documents that look good, whether on-screen or on dead trees.
        Crimes against readers — bad typography   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:27 AM
        Compositing logos and accented letters   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:27 AM
        Truly Smart Quotes   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:35 AM
        Balanced multiple columns on a screen   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:25 AM
        Why do lawyers shout so much?   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:37 AM
        Some online resources   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:33 AM
        Kerning on-the-fly   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:30 AM
        Why semantic markup?   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:38 AM
        Intelligent WYSIWYG   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:30 AM
        Reflowing text   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:33 AM
        Footnotes and smelly feet   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:29 AM
        The umlaut and the dieresis   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:34 AM
        Paragraph shaping   Last updated Tue, 16 Jan 2024 at 2:10 PM
        PDF Validation   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:32 AM
    Practical Computing — Code snippets, ideas, best practices, etc.
        Null-terminated strings in C   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:31 AM
        Pointer discipline in C   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:32 AM
        URL rewriting made easy   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:36 AM
        Building an application framework   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:25 AM
        What's in a name?   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:37 AM
        User Interface issues   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:36 AM
        CGI animation   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:26 AM
        Spreadsheet vs Database   Last updated Mon, 25 Mar 2024 at 10:44 AM
    Historical Computing — Discussion of real life early computers, and "what if" alternate possibilities.
        What could Charles Babbage have done with modern computer architecture?   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:37 AM
        Mechanical analog computers   Last updated Thu, 18 Jan 2024 at 11:08 AM
        Other historic computers   Last updated Thu, 18 Jan 2024 at 11:07 AM
        Historic computer pioneers   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:29 AM
    Compiler Theory and Design — What does it take to write translators, interpreters, and compilers?
        General guidelines and resources   Last updated Thu, 08 Feb 2024 at 12:35 PM
        Philosophy and approach of compiler design books   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:32 AM
        Equal versus Equal   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:29 AM
        Detecting unset variables   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:28 AM
        Useful stuff   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:36 AM
    Computers and the Real World — Use and abuse of computing in science, technology, and everyday life.
        Calculating sales tax for online stores   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:26 AM
        Charge postage on emails   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:26 AM
        Dealing with online incivility   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:28 AM
        Redaction and Watermarking   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:32 AM
        The Rise of AI   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:34 AM

General — Things that don't quite fit into another category.
    The English Language — Discussions about the English language, especially concerning typesetting and computer usage.
        Before you post... some resources   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:25 AM
        Trivial chase   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:35 AM
        This vs. That   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:35 AM
        It's Its Problem!   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:30 AM
        A pregnant pause   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:21 AM
        The AP Dumb Squad   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:33 AM
    Politics and Miscellany — Non-computer discussions that don't fit in elsewhere.
        Crowd-sourced earthquake predictions   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:27 AM
        Congressional districts cetermined by computer   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:27 AM
        Updating the House of Representatives   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:35 AM
        Electoral College reform   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:28 AM
        The Bill of Rights   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:33 AM
        The True Story of the Second Amendment   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:34 AM
        Benderama equation   Last updated Wed, 03 Jan 2024 at 9:25 AM

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