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  1. Dec 2023
    1. Glossary of some important musical terms
  2. Sep 2023
    1. Comparing pancakes to file management is an apples to oranges comparison.

      From this point onwards, I'm going to insist that anything that uses the phrase "[...] apples and oranges" omit it in lieu of the phrase "like comparing filesystems and pancakes".

  3. Jun 2023
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  7. Aug 2022
    1. An ActivePaper is, by defini-tion, a package combining the code, data, and documentationthat describe together a computational scientific study.
    1. There is a good chance that you have never heard ofsoftware collapse before, for the simple reason that it’s aterm I have made up myself two years ago in a blog post.
  8. Jul 2022
  9. May 2022
    1. The atomic unit of developer productivity ought then to be one iteration of the inner loop. The appropriate unit is not code quantity, but iteration frequency. We might call this unit of quantity developer hertz.
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  11. Feb 2022
    1. the guide shall be written in such a way that all we have to do is produce the guide itself and then a computer can do the heavy lifting—where we might otherwise expect a separate, possibly GUI-driven, "app" to be created for the end user to interact with, we accomplish the same effect by making the guide very detailed—in part also an attempt to evoke the style and quality of old equipment operation and repair manuals that used to be available, when such manuals could be expected to include e.g. full schematics. If done correctly, this should be sufficient for the guide itself to be interpretable by a machine.

      "comprehensive codebook"?



    1. line in the sand between the old and new "smart" phone worlds

      I like this distinction—"new world" smartphones vs "old world" smartphones.

  12. Jan 2022
  13. Nov 2021
    1. public type registry

      Any known previous occurrences to this phrase? It's used today in the Solid Project.

  14. Oct 2021
  15. Jul 2021
    1. There used to be an internet middle class, of non-commercial users whowere not overtly technical, but were still able to self-publish.

      This is probably the least flawed claim in the entire piece.

  16. Jun 2021
    1. "I am also concerned that despite the best of intentions many of us have not considered adequately what social justice means and entails. I worry that social justice may become simply a “topic du jour” in music education, a phrase easily cited and repeated without careful examination of the assumptions and actions it implicates. That can lead to serious misunderstandings."

  17. Aug 2020
    1. big five

      English premier league, Spanish league, German league, Italian League, French league



  18. Apr 2020
  19. Feb 2020
    1. rooted him on

      to help (someone or something) to win or succeed by expressing or showing strong support

    1. the tile floor of an emergency room

      Determiner + Classifer + Thing + Qualifier

    2. perilously low oxygen levels

      Epithet + Classifier 1 + Classifier 2 + Thing

    3. the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan

      Determiner + Epithet + Classifier + Thing + Qualifier (downranking participle clause)

  20. Sep 2019
    1. This phrase book is aimed to help newcomers to the U.S understand what some popular local idioms really mean.

      A nice little phrase guide to US English.

  21. Jul 2018
  22. Mar 2018
    1. use ‘本を貸していただけませんでしょうか’ to make it even politer.

      book PRT-OBJ lend/give-TE_FORM it-is-acceptable-NEG COPULA-SUGGESTIVE PRT-INTERROGATIVE. "Is it not acceptable to give me your book?"

    2. ‘本を貸してくださいませんか’ (Can’t you lend me your book?)

      (your) book PRT-OBJ give-TE_FRM please-NEG (cannot) PRT-INTEROG (?). "Can't you give/lend me your book?"

      Using くださいません is the negative of ください which, when coupled with か makes a polite order in the form of a question: instead of "Please give me your book," it is "Can't you lend me your book?"

    3. By asking questions, the listeners feel that they have a choice to say no and thus are not offended by your request. In Japanese, you should also ask questions when you ask for a favor.

      When you ask a question, you give the other person(s) the choice to say "Yes" or "No." This is much more polite than any order using 下さい.

  23. Dec 2017
    1. up front

      adv 预先地

    2. Emotional commitment



      N-COUNT A commitment is something which regularly takes up some of your time because of an agreement you have made or because of responsibilities that you have. 投身的事 例: I've got a lot of commitments.

    3. in the face of


    4. get stuck on


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