Author Archives: Stephan Sokolow

Sci-fi and Fantasy: Why They Differ and Why You’d Blend Them

I’ve been wanting to post more regularly, so I decided share some of the insights for the book on plotting out stories that’s been on my TODO list for a…I’ve been wanting to post more regularly, so I decided share … Continue reading

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Splitting CamelCase without Regex lookahead/lookbehind

I’ve been working to port the brains of my game launcher experiment from Python to Rust for easier refactoring and to eventually offer language bindings other than Python itself and,…I’ve been working to port the brains of my game launcher … Continue reading

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Getting Your Cheap Chinese USB Foot Pedal Doing Useful Things on Linux

Well, I have a Chinese USB foot pedal that I picked up on eBay for $11 CA to play around with but, for ages, it’s been worth bupkiss because it’s…Well, I have a Chinese USB foot pedal that I picked … Continue reading

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Home-made tamper-evident security seals for kids and adults alike

Suppose you need to keep siblings, roommates, children, or even friends with wandering hands out of something, but you can’t use a lock. Maybe you’re worried they’ll find the key,…Suppose you need to keep siblings, roommates, children, or even friends … Continue reading

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How To Extend A JavaScript API Based On Promises/A+

I was writing a little unsigned “dump my tabs”  WebExtension for my Firefox Developer Edition when I realized that, outside the jQuery world, I’d only ever used old-style callbacks before….I was writing a little unsigned “dump my tabs”  WebExtension for … Continue reading

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A couple of simple proofs, made easier to grasp

I’ve always felt a certain undercurrent of awe at how elegant and beautiful the idea of a mathematical proof is. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a math geek, but…I’ve always felt a certain undercurrent of awe at how elegant … Continue reading

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Things You Might Not Know About robots.txt

While bringing one of my old sites up to spec, I realized that I’d never actually looked into robots.txt beyond copy-pasting ready-made directives. So, without further ado, here’s a list…While bringing one of my old sites up to spec, I … Continue reading

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