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Recent posts

Making Sense

New catchphrase (with apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky): Nothing in software engineering makes sense except in the light of human psychology.
October 21, 2010

Unfortunately Rather Dry

The Great Beyond has a post today about Canadian scientists creating a web site to get their side of the story across in the face of repeated attempts by our...
October 20, 2010

Everything Old Is New Again

I enjoyed reading this “literate” version of the backbone.js source (I put “literate” in quotes because—oh, never mind, it doesn’t matter for the purposes of...
October 20, 2010

Give The Patrons What They Want

Interesting article: I’d never heard of patron-driven acquisition before, but the basic idea is one that other services could borrow: [L]ibraries will load a...
October 20, 2010

Peter Norvig on Python

Peter Norvig, the author of one of the standard textbooks on AI, and now at Google, has this to say about Python:
October 19, 2010