We Are Not A Trophy

These days, it seems like everyone wants to have their say on the affairs of black people, perhaps not realizing the harm their uninformed opinions cause. No other continent in modern history has been treated like a helpless child unable to speak for itself or manage its affairs like Africa…

Mass Ignorance In The Age Of Cheap Knowledge

As a child in the 1990s, the World Book Encyclopedia and Childcraft series provided me with an escape. In one volume, I could learn about the moon and planets of our solar system, in another, the fate of the Dodo, and other victims of humanity. One book talked about various…

Use Cases For JavaScript Bitwise Operators

This article [https://blog.logrocket.com/interesting-use-cases-for-javascript-bitwise-operators/] by Glad Chinda [https://www.linkedin.com/in/gladchinda] came up while I was doing some research into ECMAScript numbers and bitwise operations for Potoo 3. It's quite helpful so I'm posting it here lest I forget it. Potoo 3 will be using…

Some Unicode Notes

Update: I added another useful post about Unicode thanks to this [https://twitter.com/iStarr/status/1195698464623079424] tweet. Every now and again I find myself reading up on character sets, usually when I'm doing some kind of heavy text processing. When I first started out programming I used to tell…

Herds Of School Children

When you are no longer part of Trinidad's daily rat race you tend to go through somewhat of an enlightenment period. During this time, because you have more time, you are able to observe some of the more subtle but harmful aspects of our society. One of those enlightening experiences…