Rejecta Mathematica is a real open access online journal publishing
only papers that have been rejected from peer-reviewed journals in the
mathematical sciences. The inaugural issue of Rejecta Mathematica is
Practical Reusable Unix Software (PDF), “This book describes a
collection of software of a sort that people have known was needed for
years, but has been neglected.” (Has a nice part on Unix shell history, too.)
Attack of the Clones, by James Noble and Brian Foote.
“This paper presents implementations of a selection of the Design
Patterns in Self, and investigates the differences between their
implementations in Self compared with other object-oriented
The Fleet Architecture, slides by Ivan Sutherland.
“Fleet puts the programmer firmly in charge of the most costly
resource, communication, instead of in charge of the arithmetic and
logical resources that are now almost free. Fleet treats arithmetic
and logical operations as side effects of where the programmer sends
I Know It Is Possible To Live With Zero Money, Abundantly, “How?
Because it’s happening to me, just as it’s happening to ants and deer
and slugs and sparrows and bacteria and atoms and galaxies.” (And I
like the answer to
Software Engineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone? (PDF),
by Tom DeMarco.
b[lac]k, a blog by Benjamin Black. (If you know of other Trivium
installations, tell me.)
Low-Rise is a precarious assemblage of thousands of free-standing
stacks of staples densely tessellated to create a city-like mosaic.
My Life Offline, Aaron Swartz reports.
Big Huge Thesaurus, Synonyms, antonyms, and rhymes (oh my!).
There, I fixed it, epic kludges and jury rigs.
61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list
100 Years of Design Manifestos
Drunk People Yoga Positions