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LFE (Looking For Editor)

When you say your editor has Emacs bindings, unless you’ve correctly implemented ^U don’t even bother to make the claim. You don’t get it, and you probably never will, and if you argue with me about it I will simply … Continue reading

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When rocks were young

Many “old iron” stories here. Back in the day, *real* computers blew up, shot out sparks and spewed smoke, and could be fixed with a good whack in the right spot. Not like today, when you can shut down entire … Continue reading

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Haskell is useless

A fun little video of Simon Peyton Jones on useful -vs- useless languages, and trends in language design.  

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Missed opportunity

A little while ago, I finally got The Call. “Hello?” I heard a gabble of voices on the other end, obviously a boiler room call. “Sir? Mumble garble findows bhmflg wugga woop.” “Excuse me? I can hardly hear you with … Continue reading

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Working on The Witness

Casey’s Blog is a great read (also, I’m really looking forward to The Witness). He basically nails the state of the Windows input APIs (and a lot of other ones) here. I don’t want to publically skewer anyone, but let’s just … Continue reading

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Making Windows 8.1 Bearable

So in a fit of crazy, I sidegraded to from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 this morning. Fundamentally the new OS makes my shit itch, but the changes to make it not suck too badly are undifficult. First, buy a … Continue reading

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Breathing life into Diablo III

I logged onto Diablo III tonight for a few minutes, and lo! there was an old friend playing it as well. I’d spent a few hours leveling a new character. I have to say that the game play is much … Continue reading

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Andy Weir’s The Martian

I’ll just say that Andy Weir’s book The Martian is the most fun read I’ve had in the last year or so. I’m not to the end yet, but I’ve been simultaneously on tenterhooks while laughing. I’ve wanted to play … Continue reading

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Klackity Klack

I make my living by typing stuff on a keyboard, all day long, so it makes sense that I use the best equipment I can find for the job. Keyboard manufacturers have other ideas, and for the most part just seem … Continue reading

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And lo!

And on the eighth day, God said, “I need a really good symbolic debugger.” [apropos of nothing]

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