Pussy Riot Closing Statements, “Although they are being crushed in
the jaws of the system—and know it!—their courage and steadfast
sincerity are sufficient cause for (impossible) hope. If not for the
Russian state, then at least for the Russian people.”
The Structure of a Programming Language Revolution (PDF), by
Richard P. Gabriel.
A Generation Lost in the Bazaar, Poul-Henning Kamp:
“The bazaar meme advocated by Raymond, ‘Just hack it,’ as opposed to
the carefully designed cathedrals of the pre-dot-com years,
unfortunately did, not die with the dot-com madness, and today Unix is
rapidly sinking under its weight.”
Haskell Is Exceptionally Unsafe, says Robert Harper.
Writing an interpreter, CESK-style, by Matt Might.
A great way to experiment with languages.
Koka is a function-oriented programming language that seperates pure
values from side-effecting computations, where the effect of every
function is automatically inferred. Sounds very promising!
IPv6 Subnetting Best Current Operational Practice, please follow this.
gti, “I’ve finally implemented the command I keep typing all day.”
dwm.vim provides Tiled Window Management for Vim.
FRACTRAN is a Turing-complete esoteric programming language invented
by the mathematician John Conway. A FRACTRAN program is an ordered
list of positive fractions together with an initial positive integer
Rewriting published history in Git, Mark J. Dominus explains more
Computer Graphics Timeline, warning: many images.
Baserock Slab, high-end ARM servers.
The Infinitely Profitable Program
Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the ‘anternet’,
ants use TCP (I wonder if they deployed IPv6 already).
The LBM Dispatch, “An irregularly published newspaper of the North
American ramblings of photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar.”
The Rise And Fall Of Grunge Typography
Wondermark #863: The Great Taco Debate
If you have a self-consistent view…