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There’s a new demo of Jonathan Edwards’ Subtext system online. This is the best example I’ve seen yet of an extensible programming system. It’s pretty cool...
October 25, 2005

OOPSLA Scrapheap Challenge

I didn't go to OOPSLA this year (OK, I've never gone to OOPSLA, despite meaning to several times), but from what I'm reading, one of the most entertaining ev...
October 25, 2005

Heather Mayer / graphic design

For the past few weeks, Heather Mayer has been turning my scratchings into some really rather beautiful drawings for the Software Carpentry course. If you'd...
October 20, 2005

Next Steps

I'm now officially back on the job market---I've enjoyed my year of gainful unemployment, but for a bunch of reasons, it's time to line up a steady income. ...
October 18, 2005