This week has been about the history of the pixel, base64, inferential statistical modelling, a vim-like browser, the shortcomings of CSV and the beauty of Bézier curves.
An article ranting about the shortcomings of CSV. Although I don't believe the proposed way forward is remotely feasible, I share the frustration.
And I deeply disagree with the “CSV is simple and readable by humans”. Some CSV can be simple, some can be readable but editing a wide CSV with lots of variations in their values (e.g. empty fields, double quotes, empty double quotes) makes it a nightmare to scan without the aid of a tool. Fail to add the right amount of commas and the CSV will be broken.
A web browser built on top of Electron offering a modal interface a-la Vim.
An article exploring the base64 algorithm in detail.
A book on practical inferential statistical modelling with exercises and examples in R.
# The beauty of Bézier curves (video)
A video unpacking Bézier curves and their properties and uses.
An article on the history of the pixel. Fourier, Kotelnikov, the pixel squaring and more.