14 month ago
Andy Baio : Fish: a tap essay - speaking of Robin Sloan, his newly-released essay-as-free iPhone app#
41 month ago
deusx : In praise of git’s index // plasmasturm.org - "So what is the index good for?"#
57 month ago
deusx : Twelve Virtues of Rationality - "These then are twelve virtues of rationality: Curiosity, relinquishment, lightness, evenness, argument, empiricism, simplicity, humility, perfectionism, precision, scholarship, and the void. "#
66 month ago
adamrg : In Praise of Idleness By Bertrand Russell#
89 month ago
François Nonnenmacher : How to do what you love
philgyford : How to Do What You Love - Lovely essay. Worth a pile of 'What Color is Your Parachute?'s. Although I don't follow his line about "unpleasant jobs" - no doubt plenty of people have to do whatever job they can get. Other than that: read it.
deusx : How to Do What You Love - "If you know you can love work, you're in the home stretch, and if you know what work you love, you're practically there. "
gleuschk : How to Do What You Love - paul graham's latest, via jimfl#
90 month ago
Jeremy Zawodny : Good and Bad Procrastination - Good and Bad Procrastination: guilty as charged. :-(
kayodeok : Good and Bad Procrastination - "What's the best thing you could be working on, and why aren't you?"#
91 month ago
kayodeok : Web 2.0 - Didn't it already mean using the web as a platform? And if it didn't already mean something, why did we need the phrase at all?
jimray : Paul Graham on Web 2.0 - "...those who dislike the term are probably right, because if it means what I think it does, we don't need it."#
92 month ago
kayodeok : Saving the Net: How to Keep the Carriers from Flushing the Net Down the Tubes - If the paranoids are right, the Net's toast. If they're not, it will be because we fought to save it, perhaps in a new way we haven't talked about before. Davids, meet your Goliaths
plasticbag : Doc Searls writes about how to protect the internet from the hands of the carriers - "We're hearing tales of two scenarios--one pessimistic, one optimistic--for the future of the Net. If the paranoids are right, the Net's toast. If they're not, it will be because we fought to save it, perhaps in a new way we haven't talked about before. D#
92 month ago
Simon Willison : Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind? - As a non-Windows programmer, this was an interesting look at the other side of the fence.
kayodeok : Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind? - This talk dissects the code generated by Visual Studio; analyzes the appalling programming practices it perpetuates; rhapsodizes about the joys, frustrations, and satisfactions of unassisted coding; and speculates about the radical changes that Avalon wil#
92 month ago
WillPate : Ideas for Startups
Linkorama : Ideas for Startups - Ideas are the easy part#
93 month ago
WillPate : Succeed with Web 2.0 or Become irrelevant - Help vote Troy's ChangeThis proposal#
93 month ago
WillPate : Why software sucks - And what to do about it - Getting real about how people view software
Paul Hammond : Why software sucks - scottberkun.com - Good things are easily to miss#
93 month ago
jkottke : Writing sensible email messages - Merlin's excellent advice for writing sensible email messages. This one is excellent advice for email and blog comments: "Emails to a thread are like comments at a meeting; think of both like your time possessing the basketball. Don't just chuck at the ne
WillPate : 43 Folders | Writing sensible email messages - Essential resource for writing productive emails
kayodeok : 43 Folders | Writing sensible email messages - Writing sensible email messages#
95 month ago
erikbenson : Caterina saves me some attention money by paraphrasing this fascinating essay - It is a better articulation of why, if given the chance to choose between fame, wealth, and power, I'd choose fame.#
96 month ago
jkottke : With minor changes, this 1980 piece by movie critic Pauline Kael on "Why Are Movies So Bad?" could have been written last week
kayodeok : "Why Are Movies So Bad? or, The Numbers" by Pauline Kael - "This is one of the angriest rants against business-as-usual in the film industry ever written". I am surprised it was written in 1980
WillPate : "Why Are Movies So Bad? or, The Numbers" by Pauline Kael#
99 month ago
Andy Baio : Maciej on Paul Graham and other blowhards - I love a spirited rant
Wayne Burkett : Idle Words: Dabblers and Blowhards - "I am not qualified to call bullshit on Paul Graham when he writes about programming, history, starting a business, or even growing up as a social pariah, but I do know enough about art to see when someone is just making shit up." #
Rod Begbie : Dabblers and Blowhards - Paul Graham (and ESR, and Winer) in bullshit-rant shocker. Despite people pointing to them, I've never been able to read a Paul Graham essay. Favourite quote: "Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do." [via] #
jkottke : Dabblers and Blowhards, or Why hackers are nothing like painters - Maciej takes issue with Paul Graham's non-technical body of writing.
deusx : Idle Words - Dabblers and Blowhards - "But you, sir, are no painter."
jimray : Dabblers and blowhards - Maciej Ceglowski doesn't think hackers are anything like painters [via Daring Fireball]
cameron : Idle Words: Dabblers and Blowhards - Maciej reveals the truth: programming is nothing like painting, as painters get laid for what they do
Steve Cook : Maciej Ceglowski beats the crap out of "Hackers and Painters" - He's got a beef with the Paul Graham/Dave Winer/ESR style of "hackers are" essay, and calls bullshit on Graham's qualifications to even -talk- about painting. (via Waxy)
plasticbag : A glorious response to essays on Hackers and Painters... - "Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do. Even not-so-great paintings - in fact, any slapdash attempt at splashing paint onto a surface - will get you laid more than writing software"
Paul Hammond : Idle Words - Dabblers and Blowhards - So let me say it simply - hackers are nothing like painters.#
100 month ago
kayodeok : The Trustworthy Computing Security Development Lifecycle - This paper discusses the Trustworthy Computing Security Development Lifecycle (or SDL), a process that Microsoft has adopted for the development of software that needs to withstand malicious attack#
110 month ago
Aquarion : The Anatomy of a Search Engine - How Google Thinks
Richard MacManus : Anatomy of Google (circa 1998) - PageRank "corresponds to the principal eigenvector of the normalized link matrix of the web." Now you know.
kayodeok : The Anatomy of a Search Engine - Could this be the first Google paper? "In this paper, we present Google, a prototype of a large-scale search engine which makes heavy use of the structure present in hypertext"#