Author Archives: Stephan Sokolow

A Balanced Exploration of Arguments For and Against Ape-like Cryptids

I was watching some old documentaries on YouTube and a particular one on Bigfoot made some points I hadn’t considered in my conclusion that it was just a mix of…I was watching some old documentaries on YouTube and a particular … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Being Harry Potter

Kirinin really has a knack for writing fanfiction that has a special spark to it. I first recognized that when I was looking for Ranma ½ fanfiction and read The…Kirinin really has a knack for writing fanfiction that has a … Continue reading

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Resources for Reverse-Engineering 16-bit Applications

See Also: My list of tips and resources for writing new DOS and Win16 apps While offering some advice, I got a little caught up in the research I was…See Also: My list of tips and resources for writing new … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – In Love of Quidditch

Now for a bit of compare and contrast with a story that has some interesting characteristics. In Love of Quidditch by Secondary Luminescence This story shares a very similar premise…Now for a bit of compare and contrast with a story … Continue reading

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How to Copy-Paste YouTube Comments With Formatting in Firefox

TL;DR: Copy more. Extending your selection outside the comment body will prevent the bug from triggering. For the last little while, I’d been suffering from an annoying bug where, if…TL;DR: Copy more. Extending your selection outside the comment body will … Continue reading

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Working around serde_json bug #464 (serializing pre-epoch mtimes)

You may not know this, but Rust’s serde serialization/deserialization library can panic if you happen to feed it a file modification time prior to the UNIX epoch. I discovered this…You may not know this, but Rust’s serde serialization/deserialization library can … Continue reading

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Why you should ALWAYS practice defensive programming

Take a look at this Rust snippet for a moment and tell me whether you can find the reason it’s not safe to run. After all, Rust is a language…Take a look at this Rust snippet for a moment and … Continue reading

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