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Ilmari Heikkinen
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Art by code, brush and pen.
Art by code, brush and pen.

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Open Problems in Computing
Off the top of my head, here are some exciting unsolved problems that future computers can tackle: - Responsive web design - Pervasive ubiquitous mind control - How to use carbohydrates as digital computing substrate - Turning rocks into solar panels - Embe...
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Dollar reverting
After its multiyear ascendancy to nose-bleeding heights, the USD is reverting back to mean. Today, the USD hit 0.82 EUR, lowest it's been in three years. The knock-on effect of this currency fluctuation is that the nominal US GDP is also down to parity with...
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Tablets
Got a 10" Android tablet for testing & developing stuff. It's surprisingly nice. I can hold it at a distance to read and watch videos. It's got LTE, so I can do calls with it, and taking and looking at photos is much nicer than on tiny phone screens. It's l...
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Northern Ireland, scenarios
Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland => lots of trouble and smuggling, endless griping Border between Northern Ireland and Britain => little trouble but lots of griping in NI Border between Ireland and EU => little trouble but super lots of griping i...
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Nokia 8, a week later
Having grown more accustomed to the Nokia 8, here's the rest of the review: - It's fast. Minimal jank (on Nougat at least). Better than the Samsung phones in that respect, they've got some UI thread resource loading stuff in the launcher that makes your fir...
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On CSS Modules
In our most recent project, we used React with CSS Modules. Each component had its own SASS stylesheet module in addition to the global stylesheet. This was pretty great in that I could work on one component without having to worry about my code or styleshe...
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Nokia 8 first impressions, iPhone X thoughts
Got the tempered blue version of the Nokia 8. Around US$500 in Hong Kong. The chassis looks and feels great. The phone is very fast. Loud speaker. The LCD screen's great and shows the clock, calendar events and notifications when it's off. The dark blue mat...
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Post-Brexit trade numberwaving
Looking at the OEC  trade information for the UK and other countries, we can take some wild guesses at UK's future trade prospects. UK's GDP was $2.6T in 2016. UK exported $0.4T worth of goods and services, and imported $0.6T. Going with the idea that the e...
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Ethereum algorithmically
Ethereum is a cryptocurrency with a mining process designed to stress random access memory bandwidth. The basic idea in mining Ethereum is to find a a 64-bit number that hashes with a given seed to a 64-bit number that's smaller than the target number. Thin...
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Fast marching cubes in JavaScript
Marching cubes! Where do they march? What is their tune? The name of their leader, a mystery if any. Marching cubes works like this: You have a 3D array of bits and want to create a mesh out of it. Read a 2x2x2 cube from the array. Generate a mesh based on ...
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