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Tom Emerson
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Tom is a middle-aged nerd with a voracious appetite for languages, music, books. He lives with his wife, twin teens, and a crazy Irish Terrier.
Tom is a middle-aged nerd with a voracious appetite for languages, music, books. He lives with his wife, twin teens, and a crazy Irish Terrier.

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I talk about the need to add a transcoding protocol to the Open Dylan io library.
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The tale of a URL Encoding function that lost its marbles.
A URL Encoding Horror Story
A URL Encoding Horror Story
treerex.blogspot.com
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I found this 20 y/o artifact while going through some boxes this morning.
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Having a C++ (UTF-8 encoded) source file that contains string constants in Arabic leads to very annoying editor behavior, where it uses the Bidi algorithm to rearrange everything on that line: I really just want the Arabic text inside the quotes to be rendered correctly, leaving everything else alone.
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There are few things more pleasurable in my technical life than to read a beautiful and elegant Lisp program. I've been using Lisp for over 25 years and I still learn something new almost every time I pick up a new piece of code.
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I've updated rnc-mode for Emacs 23 and later, so for those of you that edit RELAX-NG Compact schemas have fun.

https://github.com/TreeRex/rnc-mode
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Wow... I haven't been paying attention to non-WoW video games. This trailer gave me chills. May need to buy a 360...
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Dear Google. I don't want personalized search. I don't want anything in my Google+ showing up in my search results. Please let me turn it off. Time to start using duckduckgo.com more.
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Just switched to the new Gmail UI. The default is pretty horrible, but I found that the "Compact" display density and the Eggplant theme made it much easier to handle.
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