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Sep 12, 2016

In many ways Donald Knuth is held up as the standard for the “mythical mega-hacker” and while his contributions to computer science cannot be denied, the fact is that he approached programming in ways that many could identify with. Looking at the source listing for a compiler written when he was in his early 20s […]

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Aug 29, 2016

The Zen of Palm – Once upon a time there was a company called Palm that revolutionized the PDA industry by taking a step back an radically simplifying the user experience. This document outlines the philosophy of their approach and has some nuggets here and there that might be applicable to our modern sensibilities. Build.Bose […]

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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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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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