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Recent posts

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

Let the Mocking Begin

I bought an Acer Aspire 3620 three and a half weeks ago, primarily because it was light (under four pounds) and cheap (nine hundred dollars). It’s been noth...
June 05, 2006

PowerShell for Linux?

I’ve been excited by Windows PowerShell (formerly Monad) ever since I first heard about it, as it promises to bring the world’s first great component archite...
June 03, 2006