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Wayback Machine Search By Site – What We’ve Been Waiting For

I’ve been wanting this feature for a long time — To search the Wayback machine by site. Now we can find those long lost posts.

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Jeffrey Tucker: Law Enforcement Is Useless against Cyber Attacks

In the last days of the election season, vast swaths of the internet shut down in the United States. It was the result of a DDoS attack on a single company, Dyn, that manages a large part of the internet’s … Continue reading

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The Problem With Trying to Live Small

Move to Washington DC or Seattle a study on the best places to live in the small. It was a struggle for me when I lived in big-home and car-centric Los Angeles.

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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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