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The best things and stuff of 2017

Jan 2, 2018 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2017. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great blog posts read What’s next? – A wonderful post by Graydon Hoare where he explores what he sees as […]

Computer Archeology: The Intelligent Machines Journal – Issue 1 Dec. 78

Nov 7, 2017

Thread Reader is happy to present an unrolled Twitter story by @fogus

Pascal at Apple

Jul 20, 2017 some comments

Lately I’ve been reading old computing papers, articles, journals, magazines, and memos and tweeting about them as I work my way through. The most recent exploration was of an Apple internal memo about the history of Apple’s involvement with Pascal. The memo is cursory, but it does provide an interesting snapshot of the history of […]

clojure.spec: Data Design 01 – Sketching a Struct

Feb 10, 2017 some comments

With the growing focus on functional programming the importance of data design has been thrust to the forefront. That said, you wouldn’t know that the importance was widely agreed upon based on an observation of existing data-driven APIs. Certainly I’ve committed my share of sins in the name of “API data packets,” but with the […]

Read-Eval-Print-λove v004 – Production Rules has landed!

Jan 27, 2017 some comments

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally put the finishing touches on the latest installment of my Read-Eval-Print-λove zine, this time focusing on production rules. This installment will deal with production rules, their purpose and implementation as well as an exploration into rules-driven OOP, data, and extracting ourselves from the Tarpit. Plus, I […]

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