Site transition

Transferred the site to other provider and redesigned it a bit to conform mobiles and modern https requirements. I’ve made picture on the left in watercolor. But need to rescan it probably… That’s illustration to Alexander Grin romantic novel “Crimson Sails” .

Open Source severs the link between good software and good software business, and the two veer off naturally in different directions. At worst, Open Source business models incentivize worse software. That above matches my own observations.

When you want to ask for help in programming …

then use the following template: Explain details that you see as much as possible. Environment, problem, etc. Explain exactly what you want – what you think should be happening. Explain what is actually happening. Explain why you think it should be working differently. By walking through all these steps you may find answer by yourself….

Web Frameworks: React vs Vue

Practical investigation on effectiveness of Virtual DOM (React) updates versus direct DOM updates (Vue). Clearly React takes significantly more CPU time for the task of updating 100 items list. That proves once again that there is no silver bullet in Web Front End design. Each task has its own optimal framework/architecture. “Ideal framework” should allow…

Russian Roulette game, .JS style.

Disclaimer: the game is quite dangerous and may lead to alcoholism of participants even after first game. Play responsibly! Idea of the game: Players, in their turn, name random English word. To this word they add “JS” or “.JS” suffix and go google for it. If google will give JS library or framework with that…

WPF vs Sciter

WPF Sciter Definition Windows Presentation Foundation (or WPF) is a graphical subsystem for rendering user interfaces in Windows-based applications by Microsoft. Is an embeddable graphical user interface engine (dynamic or static library) by Terra Informatica Software. Released 2007 as part of Windows Vista. 2006 – h-smile core release date (HTMLayout, Sciter1, Sciter2 and Sciter3). OSes…

BlockNote on KickStarter

I have started BlockNote campaign on Kickstarter That is about funding of BlockNote2 development: WYSIWYG HTML editor for the rest of us that will work on Windows, Mac and Linux. BlockNote editor was free last 10 years and if you have found it handy please donate if you can. Each river starts from a small…