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DrProject’s wiki parser has reached—in fact, passed—the point of no return. We tried replacing it a couple of years ago, but the results were disappointing....
January 31, 2008

Other People Have Already Said It Better

Best if read in order: Joel Spolsky on Microsoft's announcement that SQL Server 2008 will be late. Phil Factor explains. Harry Frankfurt's On Bullshit. ...
January 30, 2008

First Figure Out What You Want to Change

I resubmitted a major grant application last Friday (or re-resubmitted — there was some back and forth too painful and boring to go into here). After celebr...
January 28, 2008

The Wheel Turns

From Greg Linden, via Adam Goucher, comes a reference to a paper by Benjamin Livshits and Emre Kiciman of Microsoft Research. “Doloto: Code Splitting for Net...
January 28, 2008

Recycled Words: knismesis

In keeping with today’s spirit of re-using and recycling wherever possible, I would like to propose that the word “knismesis” be redefined, so that instead o...
January 25, 2008