I'm a self taught hobby programmer with diverse and often changing interests.

I learned BASIC on several microcomputers of the '80s and '90s then Z80 machine code on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum without an assembler then C and 68000 assembly on the Commodore Amiga then C++.

Once Doom and Linux appeared I moved to the PC and started with scripting languages. I've moved from Perl to NodeJS, skipping Python and Ruby.

I always find edge cases few other people hit in almost any project I get into.

I worked as a professional C programmer from the mid nineties until the IT crash on Amiga and then PC.

I'm very happy to be coding just for myself again.

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revised How do you follow an HTTP Redirect in Node.js?
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comment Unicode literals that work in python 3 and 2
Is a 'unicode literal' not a type of 'string literal'?
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comment How to write unicode cross symbol in Java?
Not only will the console have to support it, but the console will have to have a font that supports it, or be able to be configured to use such font. If the console shows something like boxes, try copying and pasting that into some other app that you know to support Unicode beyond the BMP. It's worth having one or two fonts installed as fallbacks that cover as much of Unicode as possible so that you can see some glyph, even if it might be ugly. Eg. Code2000 & Code2001 fonts.
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comment How to use Unicode literals with the Node.js -e "evaluate script" commandline switch
This was very helpful thanks! I wanted this as a diagnostic for a possible bug in JXcore where an old script of mine outputs Unicode in the Windows console under Nodejs but mojibake under JXcore. This test outputs the same for both so at least now I know I'll have to dig deeper to find out what's going wrong for JXcore in my script.
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revised How to print literal unicode string in Javascript?
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revised Can't make unicode string literal with xor symbol in Python?
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revised Python unicode string literals in module declared as utf-8
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revised Unicode string literals in C# vs C++/CLI
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revised Any gotchas using unicode_literals in Python 2.6?
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revised Python unicode string literals :: what's the difference between '\u0391' and u'\u0391'
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revised How to ensure all string literals are unicode in python
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revised Why id() for same Unicode string literals gives different result?
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revised How to decode unicode raw literals to readable string?
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revised Unicode code point escapes in regex literals - Javascript
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revised Unicode string literals in VBA
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revised Java 7 Bug: Displaying Telugu through Unicode literals
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revised Unicode (hexadecimal) character literals in MySQL
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revised unicode string literals in C++/CLI
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