Readings for Lunch — [ 22 Nov 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Claude Monet: Irises in the Artist's Garden at Giverny – (source)

COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Balanced Ternary Machines of Soviet Russia

It's pretty common knowledge that computers store and operate on data using the binary number system. Such a design is so ubiquitous nowadays that it's hard to imagine that computers could operate in any other way. But, in Soviet Russia during the 1950s, they did.

CSS

CSS Inheritance, The Cascade And Global Scope: Your New Old Worst Best Friends

Heydon Pickering revisits inheritance, the cascade and scope with respect to modular interface design, to show how to leverage these features and make your CSS more concise and self-regulating.