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Surfing w/ coffee 3. Order of exploration, seems more single-track than usual:

Open Hacker News, drawn to Frequent versus infrequent developers (in languages and so on) (↓B) (↓C)

Is it worth the time? on XKCD; pleased to find this again

Hello, I am a DWiki (↓D)

Wiki Principles (↓E)

Wiki Is Not Wikipedia (↓F)

GitHub repo for remodelling wiki as a single page application (↓G)

Cunningham & Cunningham Inc., “a small consultancy that has specialized in object-oriented programming” (↓H) (↓I) (↓J)

Plate Blading; “As he skates away he feels the need to fabricate further explanation.”

C2.COM as Public Space; “Have you ever noticed that some publicly owned museums can be hard to see while privately owned billboards are hard to avoid?”

Expense calculator shell script

See previous: surfing 2, surfing 1

Did some research on Chinese web font best practices a while back when working on Memory Machine for Tyler Coburn + Asia Art Archive with Luke Gould. It was an interesting challenge. This was my overall takeaway from the research:

  • Self-hosted fonts are out, the font files are prohibitively enormous due to the number of characters
  • The Great Firewall can cause issues with most font services, so no Google Fonts or Typekit
  • If you need to render a mixture of Latin and Chinese characters and want them to use different fonts, the font stack structure and naming is critical (see article by Kendra Schaefer for more info)
  • Bold and italic should never be used for emphasis on Chinese characters since it distorts their meaning

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