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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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Quick RVM Rubinius 1.0.0 Install Recipe

Here are the quick and dirty commands I used to install Rubinius 1.0.0 with Rails, RSpec, and Sinatra in RVM on Mac OS X. So far I haven’t been able to get Cucumber to install. The problem has been fixed … Continue reading

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Pogonip: the visual expression of clouds, wind and cold

In the freezing, windswept hours of late Thursday night, weather conditions in the Tehachapi Mountains turned the upper elevations white, like the hair of a mother worried about her grown but troubled children. This phenomenon is known by several names, … Continue reading

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