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Kottke says a tumblelog is a quick and dirty stream of consciousness… with more than just links. Anarchaia was the first, but there are many copies. And they have a plan.

  1. FizzBuzz using CL:FORMAT:

    (loop for i from 1 to 100
       do (format t "~:[~:[~S~;Buzz~]~;Fizz~:[~;Buzz~]~]~%"
                  (zerop (mod i 3))
                  (zerop (mod i 5))

    I tried to fit it all into the control string itself, but boy is that scary.

  2. Curt Schilling has a blog.

  3. What are ye having, will ye have a pint?
    Yes, I’ll have a pint with you, sir,
    And if one of us doesn’t order soon
    We’ll be thrown out of the boozer.

    — Waxie’s Dargle (trad.)

  4. It’s quite flattering to be cited in the same breath with Tim Bray and Neal Stephenson. Actually, I inadvertently sat next to Tim during Sam Ruby’s talk at last year’s ETech, but didn’t introduce myself — I was too fanboy-starstruck to say anything. #

  5. ECMAScript 4 committee wiki, including all sorts of juicy proglang geekery. (via Brad.)

  6. I love how the first blogger in space used WordPress and Flickr (old news, via photomatt).

  7. There’s a Dunkin’ Donuts for every 7,389 residents in my home state of Massachusetts (SvN). In fact, There are 269 Dunkin’ stores or kiosks within a 15 mile radius of Boston proper (from The Phoenix) — a fact which pleases me greatly.

  8. A work in progress Flickr-like Eventful beanbags

    Seen around the office recently.

  9. Four Tenets of Web Security.

  10. Django and AJAXWhich means that here and now, in 2006, if you call yourself a ‘web developer’ you have absolutely no excuse for not knowing JavaScript. And if you don’t know JavaScript, you have absolutely no right to call yourself a ‘web developer’.

  11. What really happened to Starbuck? I’m currently hoping for a rescue by some kind of Final Five/Ship of Lights mashup. #

  12. Jon presents the WS-* party line that REST is all well and good when you’re doing simple point-to-point stuff; but when you have sophisticated policy-based security that you need to manage across a network fabric rich with intermediaries, you need more, and that’s what WS-* is for.

    Well yes, except for that kind of policy-driven intermediary-rich environment remains, more or less, science fiction; I personally have never observed such a thing actually working, and I have little faith that the WS-* theorists, meeting in their invitation-only back rooms, cooking up and superseding specs, are going to get it right first time based on zero real-world experience. Particularly with an abomination like WSDL in at the very core.

    Hey Jon, our criticisms of WS-* are specific and have to do with issues of process and stability and technical quality and a demonstrated lack of interoperability. It is badly-engineered technology, using it will increase the likelihood that your project fails, and it is not suitable for use by conscientious IT professionals.

    Tim Bray (emphasis his)

  13. I have to say that as a guy with a CS degree myself, I find it unseemly when computer geeks whine about unfair competition from foreigners who have the nerve to be willing to do their jobs for less pay than them. If there’s anything “unfair” about the world labor market, it’s the fact that there are millions of competent engineers who, due to the accident of birth and Western countries’ restrictive immigration policies, are not able to utilize their engineering talents to the fullest. It’s far more “unfair” to an Indian engineer to force him to stay in India, where programming jobs are few and far between, then it is to allow him into the United States and “force” an American engineer to compete with him on a level playing field.

    Tim Lee

  14. I remember years ago when every project wasn’t a “rush” project. Those were the days.

    Chris Tingom

  15. And the first person I’ll call for a job interview? The one who Googled the answer and e-mailed me a link to it. Because they proved they can find the shortest path from problem to solution, and they’re not afraid to use other people’s code.

    Assaf Arkin, on FizzBuzz

  16. Those outside the Ruby community have occasionally remarked that the culture seems, well, a little weird. They’re wrong; in fact it’s extremely weird.

    Tim Bray

  17. Crucially, good user-centered designers look at a problem from the point of view of the user, not the priorities of system, institution or organisation. You could say that user-centred design is a political standpoint in itself.

    Jennie Winhall (via Bokardo)

  18. How awesome is this?

    My new hat

    Erin made me this hat, based on the roundel of the Irish Air Corps.

  19. Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.

    Bill Gates, via Simon Willison

    Maybe Bill isn’t smoking crack; perhaps someone installed Ubuntu Vista on his machine.

  20. I fought, I was overruled, I gave in and stopped caring.

    [info]piehead, on trying to get Encarta to have Cool URIs

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