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Aug 22, 2016

The Expurgation of Maniac Mansion for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Douglas Crockford — Maniac Mansion is an all-time favorite, so this was a nicely nostalgic read for me. As it turns out the original designers of Maniac Mansion Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick have a new game coming out in the same style named […]

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Jul 25, 2016

John Carmack on Inlined Code Better Notes with Pandoc – I’m on an ever-fruitless quest for better note-taking schemes. The Perils of Semantic Coupling – Whenever Michael Nygard writes/talks about systems I read/listen. Lessons Learnt from the Self Archive – A fascinating dive into Self programming language discussion archives. The CDP-1802 Development System – The […]

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Jul 19, 2016 some comments

Diversity in tech is a hugely important topic and while more exposure is reaching the mainstream, a vast chasm still remains. The Big Lie: Tech Companies and Diversity Hiring highlights the disparity between the “good talk” of diversity hiring and the realities of actual hiring practices. Along this vein, On being a Black Man is […]

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Jul 11, 2016

Linkage is a weekly aggregation of curated information around the web. The smallest (possible?) BASIC computer – Built by Grant Searle with the wonderful 6809. The article includes both Z80 and 6509 versions. Searle’s website is chock full of retrocomputing goodness. A Glimpse into the Apollo Guidance Computer – a follow on to the guidance […]

Clojure/West 2016

Apr 22, 2016 one comment

For a while I considered the possibility of attending Clojure/West 2016, but frankly I’d grown tired of technical conferences. At one point in my life I loved every moment of every conference that I’d ever attended, but over time I’ve grown tired of the whole experience. First, I’m quite shy by nature and have never […]

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