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Recent posts

DemoCamp 7 will be on Tuesday, July 4

DemoCamp7 will be held on Tuesday, July 4, rather than June 27. The venue has yet to be determined, but Perl hacker extraordinaire Damian Conway will be the...
June 19, 2006


Regular readers will know how disappointed I am that the gender imbalance in open source is even worse than it is in computing as a whole. I’m therefore ver...
June 18, 2006

The Semi-Colon Wars

Brian Hayes’ latest article for American Scientist, “The Semi-Colon Wars”, is a readable little survey of pointless holy wars in computing: semi-colons vs. p...
June 16, 2006

I Am So Far Behind The Times

I found this color-based shopping aide today; I guess I kind of know in theory how it works, but I have no idea where I’d start if I had to reproduce it…
June 07, 2006

Animator vs. Animation

Warning: this is not for people who already have a weak grasp of reality ;-)
June 07, 2006