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Friday Q&A 2010-02-19: Character Encodings at 2010-02-19 22:15
It's another Friday and another Friday Q&A. For this week's post, Joshua Pokotilow has suggested that I talk about character encodings, so I want to give a basic tour of just what a character encoding is, how it works, and useful details about common encodings.
Unicode Comments Support at 2009-08-22 20:55
As some of you are aware, my comment system did not support non-ASCII characters. This is not because I am unaware that there exists a world outside of the United States. No, it's simply that I could never force the horrible combination of Python and MySQL to cooperate when it came to non-ASCII characters. I struggled with it for a long time, and finally gave up. Well, I'm happy to say that I have finally solved the problem and my blog now supports Unicode comments!
Bug Reversal at 2006-02-06 00:00
The most interesting bugs for me are the bugs which appear at the confluence of many different things. Module A has a small defect, which happens to expose a lack in module B, causing it to feed bad data to module C, which then behaves oddly. With a difference in any of those modules, the problem might never have appeared. I recently saw a non-bug which is a great example of this kind of interaction.