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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

Link rot is evil. Archive everything. The keyboard is king. Correctness over performance. Canonicalize, normalize, deduplicate. Don't repeat yourself. UTF-8 > UTF-16. Use static typing: good for tooling. Re-use; don't re-invent. Correctness, then clarity, then concision and elegance. Play devil's advocate. First understand opponents' positions.


Nov
25
comment Opening a context menu (with the Menu key)
Same issue occurs on Linux.
Nov
25
comment What calendar is Mathematica using for dates in the distant past?
I'm guessing it's just a bug. Similarly, AbsoluteTime[{2009,01,01,0,0,0}]-AbsoluteTime[{2008,12,31,23,59,59}] gives 1 instead of the correct 2, assuming the standard UTC+Gregorian.
Nov
24
revised How can I type left (sub)superscript?
added 150 characters in body
Nov
24
answered How can I type left (sub)superscript?
Nov
22
awarded  Commentator
Nov
22
comment Prevent front-end from reformatting long fractions while editing
What does this have to do with the question?
Nov
22
comment Prevent front-end from reformatting long fractions while editing
Relevant: reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/MultilineFunction.html
Nov
22
revised Prevent front-end from reformatting long fractions while editing
added 76 characters in body
Nov
22
asked Prevent front-end from reformatting long fractions while editing
Nov
17
awarded  Quorum
Nov
16
awarded  Excavator
Nov
15
awarded  Vox Populi
Nov
15
comment Typeset unbalanced brackets
@rm-rf: It breaks Ctrl-. selection, and if you have several right-brackets on one line, e.g. $f[x]]_{x=1}=g[x]]_{x=1}=h[x]]_{x=1}$, the brackets will get progressively bigger.
Nov
15
revised Typeset unbalanced brackets
added 69 characters in body
Nov
15
comment Is it possible to define more than 9 shortcuts for notebook cell styles?
Seems to be undocumented, but it works.
Nov
15
revised Is it possible to define more than 9 shortcuts for notebook cell styles?
added 193 characters in body
Nov
15
awarded  Organizer
Nov
15
revised Prevent Part[] from trying to extract parts of symbolic expressions
added 121 characters in body
Nov
15
revised Is it possible to typeset left and right angle brackets?
add typesetting tag
Nov
15
revised How to improve the typesetting of mathematical contents
add typesetting tag; also customization because it's about changing how the front-end displays it