Fastidious Elegance
My name is Aaron Hsu, and I'm a computer scientist. I'm changing the way people look at computing and programming languages, what they can do with them, and how they do it.

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Sep
27
Email subjects should be redundant

Email subjects should be redundant

I thought I would share a little pet peeve of mine that many people do not, apparently, agree with: an
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Aug
27
Lamy 2000 vs. Lamy aion

Lamy 2000 vs. Lamy aion

Given my fascination with Lamy and their LAMY aion model, I wanted to see how a gold-nibbed LAMY aion might
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Jul
24
How I ended up with a Lamy Aion

How I ended up with a Lamy Aion

There are some pen brands that I seem to take to right away. Others take a more nebulous road. I
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Jul
16
Source Code Readability, Elegance, and Complexity

Source Code Readability, Elegance, and Complexity

I was recently discussing my thoughts on this article: https://mathspp.com/blog/pydonts/does-elegance-matter And I thought I would
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Mar
08
Fountain Pen Vocab: Attenuate

Fountain Pen Vocab: Attenuate

For a while I've been hunting for the right word to describe the difference between the super smooth nib grinds
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Dec
20
Co-dfns support for very large arrays!

Co-dfns support for very large arrays!

Previously, Co-dfns could only support ranks <= 4. Now, the architecture supports arbitrarily large array sizes, though this is only
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Dec
15
Ken Iverson Centenary celebration, 17 Dec 2020, 19:00 EST

Ken Iverson Centenary celebration, 17 Dec 2020, 19:00 EST

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ken-iverson-centenary-tickets-132578131761 Stephen Taylor of the Iverson College is putting together a celebration of the
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Nov
13
Understanding the High Performance Planner by Brendon Burchard

Understanding the High Performance Planner by Brendon Burchard

A few years ago, famous personal development personality Brendon Burchard released his High Performance Planner. As popular as it is,
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Nov
07
A little bit of Black vs. Blue Fountain Pen philosophy

A little bit of Black vs. Blue Fountain Pen philosophy

I've been doing some permanent ink tests of various types of inks, and without a doubt, the black, pigmented inks
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Sep
24
Productivity Systems: Bullet Journaling

Productivity Systems: Bullet Journaling

As previously noted, I tend to look for productivity systems that are total and holistic. I'm also willing to criticize
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