Most of the functionality is in a compiler-alike backend. But eventually, I wanted to create a user interface to improve the interactive …read more
Something straight out from the real world: Menu cards in restaurants are not nice to deal with if you are blind. It is an old problem we grow used to ignoring over time, but still something that can be quite nagging.
There are a lot of psychological issues involved in …read more
In short: I love my MacBook Air. It is the best (laptop) hardware I ever owned. I have seen hardware which was much more flaky in the past. I can set the display backlight to zero via software, which saves me a lot of battery life and also offers a …read more
There is a strange bug in Planet Debian I am seeing since I joined. It is rather minor, but since it is an accessibility bug, I'd like to mention it here. I have written to the Planet Debian maintainers, and was told to figure it out myself. This is a …read more
Between 2001 and 2004, John Wiegley wrote emacs-chess, a rather complete Chess library for Emacs. I found it around 2004, and was immediately hooked. Why? Because Emacs is configurable, and I was hoping that I could customize the chessboard display much more than with any other console based chess program …read more
There is a rather infamous multilingualisation bug in almost every screen reader I have ever used. As a german native speaker, I usually set my operating system user interface language to german. However, since I do a lot of technical work, I frequently end up on english websites. But if …read more
I really like to read code written by different people. I've always been the type of learner that can cover a lot of ground by looking at examples. A few of the programming tricks I acquired over time have definitely been learnt by reading programs written by other people. There …read more