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  • Making it go faster

    This evening I wanted to make one of my drawing algorithms faster. I’m not sure everyone is interested in performance testing, so for now I’ll keep it brief. If you want to learn more reach out 🙂 I was writing a curve smoothing function using Chaikin’s algorithm. My reference code for the initial implementation Some…

  • Prioritize, ruthlessly

    If you are someone who wants to get a lot done, change the world, invent new technologies, help people, solve all the problems, you’ve got a lot on your list. No matter which organization method or todo app I’ve used, my lists keep growing. They’re so large that I come up with ideas faster than…

  • Experimenting with Remote Development using mosh + tmux + emacs

    Experimenting with Remote Development using mosh + tmux + emacs

    Today I wanted to write a fun post showing you how I write code. I’m someone that likes to change their tooling often. There are a lot of ideas out there about how we should write code, and I think being curious and trying out new things can be fun and informative. Sometimes I don’t…

  • A new theme!

    I’m trying out a different theme on the blog. Before I was using Mazino, now I’m trying out Twenty Twenty-Three. It may take a while before things stabilize, please share your thoughts with me.

  • A filling and healthy breakfast!

    A filling and healthy breakfast!

    Ingredients Instructions My closing thoughts This is usually what I will have for breakfast every day. I keep it interesting by mixing in different vegetables, cheeses or trying out different kinds of bread. One thing I want to try adding in are some peas. What do you think?

  • A journey through the the jungle of programming languages and technologies

    Today I’ll kick off the first micro post with something I have learned recently. Sometimes the right tool for the job is the not the perfect, most flexible or even pleasurable to use. I have spent years searching for good programming languages which are powerful, expressive and a joy to develop in, while also being…

  • Starting a new thing: writing micro posts

    Today I want to make a commitment to making one micro post every week for the next few months. I have many ideas for blog posts, and many things to share. But I keep holding myself back by thinking that my posts might not be useful, or just a waste of effort. After seeing many…

  • How to build Emacs with JIT on Ubuntu 22.04

    How to build Emacs with JIT on Ubuntu 22.04

    Emacs is a text editor that was initially released in 1976. It is widely used by many who enjoy a programmable, moldable computing environment. A recent addition to Emacs brings improved performance using just-in-time compilation. This feature is referred to as native-compilation, and leverages the GCC compiler. This post will provide instructions for building emacs…

  • Introductory Post

    Welcome to my Blog My name is Rafi Khan, and I am a passionate human who is devoted to making the world a safer, better place for everyone. I could go on about the places I have lived, people I have met and projects I have been involved in. But rather than a biography, I’d…