Monthly Archives: June 2005

lambda lambada

Ahhh, Lambda the Ultimate. Link. Enter the functional programming fray. I’ll probably never ship a product in a truly dynamic, functional language. Not until “C%*++” comes along, twenty years from now, which will have 80% of what’s in Common LISP, … Continue reading

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Worth it

I’ll happily pledge my lunch money for the next three months to invest in this particular hotel. (via BoingBoing)

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Death at low Reynolds number

You will totally be able to ambush me if you ask me in the next week what this all means, but I hope to get it read soon. It just looks darned cool.

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Eckel on O-O design

Bruce Eckel muses about O-O design. Link. “If Rational is supposed to teach us how to create good software, how come Rose is such a bad piece of software.” Yeah. (from Artima developer. Thanks, Raoul).

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Routah

Paul Hogan interviewed on RouterGod.

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Kaluta

Michael Kaluta, comic illustrator (and more) lives! An exhibition. And more. I lost track of him after he did Starstruck (which seemed sadly incomplete). Very happy he is still around and doing stuff.

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Java furballs

A friend of mine recently moved to a Java / Ant shop. Fur flies. Link. My favorite quote: “Runtime casting is about as evil as pointer arithmetic.” (This is not endemic to Java, I know).

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More Books

John Varley’s Mammoth is a disappointment. It starts out with slightly annoying “baby talk” ‘tween-chapter text about mammoths — their eating, migratory, herding and mating habits — but unfortunately the chapters themselves don’t rise much above this, either in writing … Continue reading

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Probleem? Nodig!

We are NOT going to be doing this. That final panel with the ‘glowy lines’ is the cat getting its power-up in preparation for kicking your butt….

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Stealing from the best

If Lucas wasn’t bothered by a conscience, and had simply scraped off the serial numbers, here’s what he might have stolen to make the Prequels a little more interesting. – Clone trooper (to enemy droid): “Hey, droid!” Droid: “What?” Clone … Continue reading

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