Sometimes, the scientific notation is not a viable option. Here's how I like to format numbers that can be very small or very large in that case:
What's your favorite way to do it?
"Installation: we recommend that you use Docker."
what I'm supposed to see: "hey, it's a simple one-liner! Such clean install, much wow."
what I actually see: "we couldn't figure out how to install this thing on anything but our own machine, but hey, here is a well-compressed image of our entire disk, use this instead so that we can stop trying"
I just improved the responsiveness of the #WikDict web interface, so you can enjoy your free translations more easily on your mobile device.
Before/after screenshots: http://blog.wikdict.com/2021/03/better-layout-on-mobile-devices.html
Try it yourself: https://www.wikdict.com/
And I took the opportunity to upgrade from Bootstrap 3 to Boostrap 5.
I just noticed that #bitbucket did not archive my #mercurial repos in any visible way. I expected them to keep at least the repo discriptions up (which contained a link to the new git repo in my case). Instead, the repo links 404 and my account looks completely empty. Not the nicest way to handle such a change.
I really liked the service back then, but the classic app engine only got worse over time and never got an update to python3, and the newer offerings never got as attractive as the classic app engine for me (no ndb, no spending limits, more complex). 😢
The more articles I see about supposedly simple blogging setups, the happier I am about my primitive setup described at http://www.karl.berlin/blog.html .
If anyone wants clearer instructions on how to use it yourself, let me know!
Let me know what you think!
As part of #WikDict, I want to provide downloadable bilingual dictionaries. I'm not sure which formats I should provide, yet. Help me decide! What is your favorite offline dictionary software?
The free (as in freedom) bilingual dictionaries at #WikDict got an update. In addition to the usual improvements, the Swedish dictionaries got major improvements.
See http://blog.wikdict.com/2020/08/updated-dictionaries-and-major.html for more details on the update or go to directly to https://www.wikdict.com to try out the dictionaries.
I finally managed to update #Litespread to the latest react-scripts version. With all versions between 2.0 and 3.2 I had problems getting the sqlite.js working in the production build.
Let me know how these slightly faster SQL-Spreadsheets work for you: https://www.litespread.com.
Don't hesitate to ask when encountering problems. Documentation is mostly missing and error handling needs some more work, too.
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