Four short links: 9 April 2020
Character Encoding, Windows Automation, Electronic Noses, Fake Scanned PDFs
- The Fuzzy Edges of Character Encoding — the history, politics, and computational basics of text-based character encoding and digital representations of text, from Morse Code to ASCII to Unicode (and emoji), as well as alternative text encoding schemes. (via Everest Pipkin)
- AutoHotkey — an automation scripting language for Windows.
- The Electronic Nose and its Applications: A Survey — very good summary of tech, limitations, and applications of “electronic noses” aka multiple chemical sensors plus some machine learning/statistics.
- falsisign — Make it look like a PDF has been hand signed and scanned.