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The Best vs. the Good

Cameron Neylon recently posted another thought-provoking piece, this one titled, "Building the perfect data repository...or the one that might get used". In ...
November 08, 2011

The 1970s Called…

By popular demand [1], I am growing a ‘stache for Movember. If you’d like to donate to the cause, you can do so here. Thanks.
November 02, 2011

Well That Certainly Got Some Attention

We recently posted a note on the Never Work In Theory blog about a paper presented at PLATEAU 2011 which reported that novice Perl users were unable to write...
November 01, 2011

D is for Digital

Brian Kernighan’s new book D is for Digital has arrived. As the subtitle says, it is, “What a well-informed person ought to know about computers and communi...
October 31, 2011