JavaScript

JavaScript Closure Explained

Normally JavaScript functions can’t remember things. They’re just processes that eat inputs and poop outputs. In, out, gone. No trace left in them. If you were to ask them to personally keep count of the number of times they’ve executed, they would stare back at you with blank, sad eyes.

While closure, simply put, is a JavaScript function that carries its own persistent, private variables [1][2].

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OS X

Remapping Keys in Sierra

Because of my use of VIM, ESC is much more useful to me than the more easily accessible CapsLock. I’ve always used Seil to switch them, until it started to fail in the new MacOS, Sierra.

After a bit of search, Karabiner solved my problem wonderfully.

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Thoughts

System Error

99% of learning happens when one adjusts their actions according to feedback. When this airway is blocked, situation can hardly ever improve. And the biggest reason for evading and resisting investigating and learning from errors, is a tendency to take it personally.

As opposed to “take it systematically”.

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Thoughts

Death of KickassTorrent

A couple of days ago, the creator of the most popular torrent sharing site, KickassTorrent, was arrested in Poland, and as of now US is seeking his extradition. After isoHunt’s shut down in Canada, 2013, ThePirateBay’s end in Sweden, 2014… now this. Again.

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