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Fish: a tap essay

31 month ago

Rod Begbie : Fish: a tap essay - Fab thoughtful piece by Robin Sloan, delivered in an innovative form. [via#

Andy Baio : Fish: a tap essay - speaking of Robin Sloan, his newly-released essay-as-free iPhone app

In praise of git’s index // plasmasturm.org

58 month ago

deusx : In praise of git’s index // plasmasturm.org - "So what is the index good for?"

Twelve Virtues of Rationality

74 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. "

In Praise of Idleness By Bertrand Russell

83 month ago

adamrg : In Praise of Idleness By Bertrand Russell

How to do what you love

107 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

Good and Bad Procrastination

107 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?"

Web 2.0

109 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."

Saving the Net: How to Keep the Carriers from Flushing the Net Down the Tubes

109 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

Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind?

109 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

Good sleep, good learning, good life

110 month ago

WillPate : Good sleep, good learning, good life

Ideas for Startups

110 month ago

WillPate : Ideas for Startups

Linkorama : Ideas for Startups - Ideas are the easy part

Succeed with Web 2.0 or Become irrelevant

110 month ago

WillPate : Succeed with Web 2.0 or Become irrelevant - Help vote Troy's ChangeThis proposal

Why software sucks - And what to do about it

111 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

Writing sensible email messages

111 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

Caterina saves me some attention money by paraphrasing this fascinating essay

112 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.

With minor changes, this 1980 piece by movie critic Pauline Kael on "Why Are Movies So Bad?" coul...

113 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

Maciej on Paul Graham and other blowhards

116 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.

The Trustworthy Computing Security Development Lifecycle

117 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

The Anatomy of a Search Engine

127 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"

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