Rob Pike: “Go is a language for writing Go programs, not Java programs
or Haskell programs or any other language’s programs.”
The personal computer is dead, by Jonathan Zittrain. Not a good
thing, at all.
New Year’s Resolution: Full Disk Encryption on Every Computer You Own,
… the epistemological anarchist has no compunction to defend the most trite, or the most outrageous statement. … he may use reason, emotion, ridicule, an ‘attitude of serious concern’ and whatever other means have been invented by humans to get the better of their fellow men. His favourite pastime is to confuse rationalists … There is no view, however ‘absurd’ or ‘immoral’, he refuses to consider or to act upon, and no method is regarded as indispensable.
— Paul K. Feyerabend, Against Method
There is no 16-Clue Sudoku: Solving the Sudoku Minimum Number of Clues
Problem, by Gary McGuire, Bastian Tugemann, and Gilles Civario.
“We were granted almost four million core hours on JUGENE…”
Handbook of Floating-Point Arithmetic seems very comprehensive
and detailed. A very CS-point of view of numerical analysis.
4chan and /b/: An Analysis of Anonymity and Ephemerality in a Large
Online Community (PDF), by Michael S. Bernstein, Andrés
Monroy-Hernández, Drew Harry, Paul André, Katrina Panovich Greg
Vargas. I vastly underestimated the number of posts there.
The design and implementation of Ruby M17N, english translation.
Runit for Ruby (And Everything Else), good introduction to the runit
gopher.el is an Emacs mode to browse Gopher.
The Shibumi set is not a single game but many games; it is the
simplest of game systems. The set includes a 4x4 square board and 16
white, black and red balls.
The Physics Factbook, nice resource. How fast is a base ball again?
Development of Rheolism, a one line Tetris like game.
The Mystery of the Canadian Whiskey Fungus