Monthly Archives: May 2005

Book Queue

In the queue, or done, or nearly so: Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper, Building Harlequin’s Moon. I’d written off Niven when Ringworld Engineers came out in the early 80s (I read that, and couldn’t believe how bad it was). I … Continue reading

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TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki looks . . . interesting. Link. A rather electric Wiki. Not quite sure I like it yet. Cross between a blog and a wiki. Rather eye-poppingly strange the first time you click on a couple of links. Oh yes, … Continue reading

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Boot this

Everybody and his brother are doing linux boot disks; here’s an index of them. Link. This one is interesting; it contains a bunch of LISP environments and some books on LISP, including Paul Graham’s On Lisp. Link On today’s $300 … Continue reading

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SW6

‘Sith didn’t suck. Well, there were sucky bits, but on the whole it was pretty good. I’m still upset that Jar Jar didn’t get knifed in the Senate, though. By everyone. “Wait, I want to use some lightning on him,” … Continue reading

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Contextual, well, context

Let’s just say that working on “abs” and “apps” has a completely different meaning when you’re talking about an 8 month old boy. Okay, he *is* heavy. But it’s fun to hear him start to babble, a little like the … Continue reading

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SW6

Off to see Star Wars this morning. My employer handed me the ticket, so I assume it’s okay to go. Top things I’d pay to see, tho – - Jar-Jar binks dies in very messy slow motion. (“Hey, you in … Continue reading

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More code quality

Joel Spolsky has some things to say on the clarity of code. He makes a good point: Consistent style leads to code where it is more likely that you will spot wrong things (or at least, suspicious ones). He also … Continue reading

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Graph paper

Ah, instant graph paper (including hex grids). Link. (Via Making Light).

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Ajax

A nice essay on Ajax web applications (via kottke.org). His introductory paragraph says it for me. Basically, all this pain and suffering is because browsers are designed very poorly for running applications. Most of the web is still like a … Continue reading

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With economic style

The style guide used by the Economist. Link.

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