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Why do some people prefer Macs over PCs running Linux?

Years ago, when I worked in a PC only shop, people asked me what computer I used at home. I replied that I use a Mac. They were incredulous. When they asked why, I replied that when I go home, … Continue reading

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What is the most complex/significant program created by a single programmer?

While it's difficult to use, I think Donald Knuth's TeX is probably the best written piece of software created. Answer by Victor Eijkhout: Around 1978, Donald Knuth was getting dissatisfied with the quality of computer typesetting. He thought he could … Continue reading

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Reading Slow and Fast

I’m learning to read more efficiently as I zip through my RSS feeds. That’s a lot to read every day, so I’m training myself to stop subaudiblizing. But even this doesn’t help when I encounter a lengthly article. …So much … Continue reading

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It’s All About Context

If I read a paper book, they say, “So wonderful he is reading and making good use of his time.” If I read the same book on my iPhone, they say, “Such a shame he wastes his time with his … Continue reading

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Those New Yorker Cartoons

Behind the scenes at the New Yorker Magazine.

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James Fallows on Google Keep

What to trust and not trust to Google: A Problem Google Has Created for Itself – Technology – The Atlantic. HT: Boing Boing

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Fogbeam Labs: Post “Good Google”, Who Will Defend The Open Web?

It is up to us to save the Open Web. Fogbeam Labs: Post "Good Google", Who Will Defend The Open Web?.

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Wonder Why There Were So Many Videos of That Meteor in Russia?

There are so many Russian drivers with dash cams, some of which captured spectacular video of a meteor exploding over Russia. Wired’s Damon Lavrinc reports, “A combination of inexpensive cameras, flash memory and regulations passed by the Interior Ministry in … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Everything is Remix

Kirby Ferguson talks about patent law and remix. “Remix may sound like common sense until you’re the one being remixed.”

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NBC seem to thin it’s a good location too #atoc

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Found my spot #atoc

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They’re on the sidewalks #lamarathon

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Surrounded by runners #lamarathon

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Getting ready for the start of #lamarathon at mile one

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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs ePub

Thanks to Calibre, I was able to convert Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman to ePub.

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Some Lesser-Known Truths About Programming

David Veksler offers up some lesser known truths about programming. http://www.facebook.com/notes/david-veksler/some-lesser-known-truths-about-pr… Posted via email from nomadicoder’s posterous

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Some Lesser-Known Truths About Programming

David Veksler offers up some lesser known truths about programming. http://www.facebook.com/notes/david-veksler/some-lesser-known-truths-about-pr… Posted via email from nomadicoder’s posterous

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Zapping Malaria With Lasers

A very cool way of controlling Malaria… Zapping mosquitos with lasers! Posted via email from nomadicoder’s posterous

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Tom Woods’ Interview with a Zombie

via thomasewoods.com There’s just no reasoning with a zombie. Posted via email from nomadicoder’s posterous

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RSpec test code extracted from Sinatra Ruby

From: http://www.sinatrarb.com/testing.html#frameworks In app/hello_world.rb require ‘sinatra’ get ‘/’ do “Hello World #{params[:name]}”.strip end In app/spec/app_spec.rb require ‘hello_world’require ‘spec’ require ‘rack/test’ set :environment, :test describe ‘The HelloWorldApp’ do include Rack::Test::Methods def app Sinatra::Application end it “says hello” do get ‘/’ last_response.should … Continue reading

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