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Sad But True

Seems indicative of shifting expectations/demands that SICP used to be freshman course book; now it's considered "super advanced reading" :/ — Andy Matuschak (@andy_matuschak) March 26, 2015

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An Interview with Linus on the 10Th Anniversary of Git

On the tenth anniversary of Git, Linux.com has a nice interview with Linus. In it they explore the reason for Git's creation, its supposed opaqueness to ordinary users, its success, and its future. Although many already know the story, Linus … Continue reading

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Karl Voit on Digitizing Your Paper

I've written before about Karl Voit (1, 2, 3) and his quest to record and digitize every aspect of his life. His Memacs system, which collects data from his email, phone, social media and other sources, is an excellent example … Continue reading

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Working with Databases in a Literate Way

Howard Abrams is continuing his Literate Devops series with a great post on Literate Databse Work. He takes the ideas he developed in his Literate Devops post and applies them to investigating some problems with MySQL. This time, he handles … Continue reading

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Personal Information

If you offer it, they will come. You've been warned.

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Introduction to Hydra

There's been a huge amount of interest and uptake on abo-abo's Hydra package. I've got some Hydras in my init.el and am planning on implementing more. If you're wondering what the excitement is about or would like to see if … Continue reading

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Missing the Irony Gene

The UK government's unironic embrace of Orwellian imagery is really something. pic.twitter.com/11BvAZCUL8 — Franklin Harris (@FranklinH3000) March 10, 2015 I wanted to add further comment but, really, I don't know what to say.

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RMS and GNU in 1989

If you enjoyed the New Yorker article on RMS and GNU you may also enjoy this 1989 New York Times article on the same subject. It's almost surrealistic to read about the GNU project from a 1989 point of view. … Continue reading

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Automatic Videos

Someone else said it and I may even have blogged about it before but it bears repeating: If you start playing an unexpected video automatically when I visit your site, I'm gone. Immediately. No questions. No exceptions.

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An Interview with Russ Cox and Sameer Ajmani

Michael Hicks is doing a series of interviews with PhDs in industry working on programming languages. In his latest post, he interviews Russ Cox and Sameer Ajmani both of whom work for Google on the Go language. As many of … Continue reading

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