Monthly Archives: January 2003

Spacehog RIP (sigh)

Well, it’s probable that the RIAA wasn’t behind the breakup of the band Spacehog, but it sucks anyway. Their first big album (and really, the only big one) was Resident Alien, which was followed by some rather less popular albums, … Continue reading

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Squeak

Squeak is a version of Smalltalk … no wait, it turns out that Squeak has actual bits of SmallTalk-76 in it (well, copies of them, anyway). The Squeak swiki site says: Some bits in this Squeak are descended from Smalltalk-76. … Continue reading

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More Patently Stupid Patent Enforcement

According to various sources, SBC is enforcing a patent on the use of frames in a user interface. Use of tabs in a frame, where the frame doesn’t disappear as you navigate — that kind of thing. Insert the usual … Continue reading

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The Enron of Library Leasing

This sounds really nasty. A few months ago my wife and I noticed that some of the books at our local library were marked as leased property, not property of the library. It turns out that some libraries do indeed … Continue reading

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SIOD

If you haven’t seen it before, here is the world’s tiniest (well, maybe) Scheme interpreter, SIOD (it was originally written as a lark, and called Scheme in One Day). It used to be a lot smaller, without things like sockets … Continue reading

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Today's fortune cookie

Another goodie from my favorite chinese restaurant: “Avert misunderstanding by calm poise and balance.”

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More T, Please

I should probably explain why I’m so fascinated with functional programming languages like Lisp. You should know that I’ve never really shipped a product using one, I just like to think that it’d be a nicer experience than shipping something … Continue reading

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T

Thanks to my friend Munch [it’s a long story, and I don’t really know it] for this pointer to the history of the T language. It has some good pointers to folks who have done work on functional language runtimes … Continue reading

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LISP Machines

I was 20, in college, and lusting after Lisp machines. One of my favorite books was a copy of the Lisp Machine Manual that my best friend brought home from MIT one spring break. I had devoured Allen’s book Anatomy … Continue reading

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Buttload Odat

More juvenile butt-jokes than you can shake an ahem at, but somehow it’s pretty funny… [via memepool]

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