Today I decided to change my programming font to Input from fontbureau. The font is pretty customizable and you can check out different setups using online preview. Compressed version looks very cool and allows you to squeeze a lot of characters in a line in a readable way.
You can see the problem on the first screenshot. Letter 'm' (in weight=bold) is barely readable. It took me some time to realize that the problem is with hinting. Lowering hintstyle from hintfull to hintmedium fixed the issue.
I've never realized how hintstyle affects font rendering, and it is a good example. You can check it yourself in the gif hintfull vs. hintmedium.
We shall do a much better programming job, provided that we approach the task with a full appreciation of its tremendous difficulty, provided that we stick to modest and elegant programming languages, provided that we respect the intrinsic limitations of the human mind and approach the task as Very Humble Programmers. - Edsger W. Dijkstra
The Humble Programmer by. Edsger W. Dijkstra. As a result of a long sequence of coincidences I entered the programming profession officially on the first spring morning of 1952 and as far as I have been able to trace, I was the first Dutchman to do so in my country.
Being told you’re smart leads to all of these attempts to preserve the appearance of smartness, by only doing easy things you know you can perform well on and by hiding your poor performance. Being told that you work hard leads to attempts to preserve the appearance of working hard – and the best way to do that is to actually work hard. ... We’re programmers, so it’s mostly struggle, right? It’s struggle all the time. With a growth mindset, you can enjoy the struggling and enjoy working on something that’s really hard.
Reading Lists. An introductory list, mostly for philosophers or others needing a rather gentle route into category theory. Notes on Basic Category Theory. My own introductory notes are on roughly the topics of the first two-thirds of the Cambridge Part III Maths Category Theory course, ...