Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fun tech business books

Here are some of my favorite books on businesses doing technology, and the personalities behind them. [These aren’t affiliate links, btw. Some of them look out of print] Tracy Kidder, Soul of a New Machine. The classic story of underdogs doing … Continue reading

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That syncing feeling

Let’s just say that the music sync and play experience on Windows Phone 8 is awful. I feel like adding lots more. But “awful” pretty much covers it, and there’s no reason to open the Chest of Angry Sayings, or … Continue reading

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A little perspective

I just dove into a small project that I decided could best be done using a set of C++ classes, and I’m beginning to think that I’m an idiot for trusting the language again. After several years of vanilla C … Continue reading

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200, 400, 600, 800, 1000

“I’ll take Slime Pits of Hell for two hundred.” “The first C++ programmer to lose his marbles.” BIP BIP. “Who is Barney Shoestrap?” “Correct.” “I’ll take ‘You checked in WHAT?’ for two hundred.” “A naked zebra lady.” BIP BIP. “What … Continue reading

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More ancient history

“Daddy, I get it. Pong is co-op!”  

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RE: What languages fix

First, read this http://www.paulgraham.com/fix.html Now, then . . . PHP: Because there was nobody around to stop us. PowerBuilder: Because you are a moron. (Also: We are, too). Haskell: Because you are a moron. (Also: We are super geniuses and … Continue reading

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Adventure

The Gibber just had his first encounter with some 2600 games. After years of playing games like Minecraft, Katamari Damaci and LEGO-this-and-that, all on the Xbox or his relatively modern PC with a decent GPU, his comment about 2600 Adventure … Continue reading

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