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= mid 2010 =
Surprisingly good advice about college which I am of course reading nearly 10 years too late. (via)
A pretty fascinating interview with Douglas Hofstadter
Master Foo and the MCSE
Horizontal Reuse for PHP
"May I see your work?"
Making a new edition of the 1898 Pictorial Webster's by hand. Incredible.
Dave writes up his high-altitude balloon project
heather does more science
Abd el-Kader and the Massacre of Damascus (via)
wp: Barbed wire
wp: ''The Pursuit of the Millennium''
WareLogging: coffeescript - I rather like this syntax.
Don't Parse That String!
'This American Life' Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence
Bookshelf Porn (via Dave)
more translation wars
LET IT GO
The Myth of "Non-Violent Buddhism"
What did Jesus Do? - Reading and unreading the Gospels (via this predictable flamewar, but well worth a read)
www.dotdeb.org - PHP 5.3 .debs for Lenny, among other things
Father Knox's Decalogue (via)
Nate's talk at Google
Rexroth on Rimbaud
sane and insane Britons: a guide for Americans (via)
wp: C0 and C1 control codes
Make Your Own Moleskine-Like Notebook (via)
vim: Alternative tab navigation
xkcd: Do you see this?
A handheld video of Wilco playing "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" in 2006. I still love pretty much every line in this song.
Phish & Neil Young doing "Down By the River" in 1998
Christ, It Works for Everything
dc: The Process
= early 2010 =
photos from the Gulf oil spill
a field guide to fountain pens
troubleshooting fountain pens
VimEditor: conque - a plugin to run interactive commands inside a buffer
a fish out of water
The Death of a Civil Servant
my new favorite subreddit
npr: ''So Runs the World Away'', new JoshRitter
The Hedgehog Wiki
Gary Kasparov on computers, the human brain, and chess
achewood: on home
Creating logfile archives with logrotate
harkavagrant: Great Gatsbys
sparkfun: AVC 2010 photos
sparkfun: we make Cool Tools.
Perl 5.12.0 delta
SO I WIN
About that Vim one-liner
reddit: Pretty much the best reddit thread ever.
contents of this wiki in a git repo
Ebert on ''The Big Lebowski''
JaronLanier: You Are Not a Gadget
BenFry on the iPad
Big Lebowski alignment chart
Rojas makes a snake game
Scott and Scurvy (via)
Why Functional Programming Matters (via)
achewood: Sometimes Onstad is the voice of a previous generation, full of justified reproof
npr: stream the new Gorillaz album
Those darned homosexuals, always running roughshod over the rights of straight religious people.
achewood: on Whole Foods
Blackwater's Youngest Victim
Bunch of phonies.
The Thing About Git
on black string-band musicians
Gary Snyder on his Macintosh
harkavagrant: Mystery Solving Teens
''Common Ground in a Liquid City''
Best. ''For Better Or For Worse''. Ever.
Erik Naggum comp.lang.lisp archive (via Trivium)
CLR James, "Revolution and the Negro"
wp: James Arthur Ray
ESR is pretty experienced with god-forms for specified purposes
Dabblers and Blowhards
qwantz: on naming children
h-net reviews: Herbert W. Basser. The Mind behind the Gospels: A Commentary to Matthew 1-14
= december 2009 & before? =
Well, this looks horrifying.
freenode channel guidelines - much good advice here.
Anybody want to come work at SFE?
AssHattery and Bono.
heather has a blog
the year in pencils
Stephen Metcalf on ''A Separate Peace''
npr: Sustainable Aliens, the Haqq-Misra & Baum paper, reddit thread
the shame orb
man riotclitshave is awesome
CPAN FAIL - yep.
How Programming Language Fanboys See Each Others' Languages
mcsweeneys: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE INANIMATE OBJECTS IN MY APARTMENT THAT JUST SAT THERE WHILE I WAS HEARTBROKEN.
achewood: Onstad is right about everything
flickr: Ape Lad's photo stream
Hobotopia and the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats
dy: ''The Myth of the Holy Cow''
on "lie detectors"
There's always been civil war...
The impact of language choice on github projects (interesting numbers, iffy analysis)
WareLogging: prawn - Ruby PDF generation, lots of good examples
Getting current colorscheme in a vim script
List of Boulder County medical-marijuana dispensaries, pot growers and herbal shops
Raymond Chandler quotes
achewood: GO ONLINE?
on Arlo Guthrie
Quote mining code
Dow, Union Carbide, and Bhopal
Summary of ''A Pattern Language''
A new Olivetti manual typewriter for $83.95
The Date From Hell
Rojas makes an iPhone-driven tank
CU Boulder library access info
on Barack Obama's watches
Why Go Matters
AssHattery: ESR on how ego is for little people
The Go programming language
It's an arrow.
The Auto Rickshaw
Taking Note: Darnton on Commonplace Books
Dijkstra: The strengths of the academic enterprise
Why do we have an IMG element?
Malcom Gladwell on football and dogfighting - not for the first time, I'm glad I sucked at sports.
best Venn diagram ever?
On Logical Fallacies
Literate Programming: Retrospect and Prospects
Casey & Brennan's new record
photographs by Vivian Maier - some really beautiful work here
"men must change or die"
starting fire with an ice lens
on soul mates
6-Year-Old Stares Down Bottomless Abyss of Formal Schooling
Onstad, we love you, you know?
WareLogging: fugitive.vim - Exposes a ton of git stuff
Morphologically disturbed (reddit)
A Farewell to ORMs
The Hideous Name
Everything is Unix
Bicycling Street Smarts
achewood: "Fuck along, now."
Social Engineering, Race, and Geography in the 1970s
WareLogging: Zimbu, BramMoolenaar's programming language.
I can't think of a title hyperbolic enough for this.
Colorado Bike Law
* is Unix
Unicorn is Unix
My favorite beer from outside of the Czech Republic.
Kate is still awesome
Bloom's "Western Canon"
Templating Engines in PHP
= September 2009 =
you know who i blame? the lurkers
The classic Amazon review of ''The Story About Ping''
Kansas from outer space
If you could go back in time...
BookLogging: Real World Haskell
Learn You a Haskell For Great Good
WareLogging: awesome window manager
My current (incomplete) xmonad config.
UCAR list of weather stations
Introduction to the xmonad Tiling Window Manager (seriously, just try it)
kr: Mark Twain
How to find a date for your vintage Cannondale.
Did IBM aid the Holocaust?
wp: ''IBM and the Holocaust''
Probably the most fascinating web page I have seen this year.
wp: Numerical control
dwell & one unit on flickr
Sheldon Brown on tires
perl performance vs egrep
kr: The Making of the Counterculture
TNH re-reads ''Sandman''
MichaelPollan: Big Food vs. Big Insurance
PaulGraham: The List of N Things
all that really needs to be said about Nickelback
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
HTML 5: The Markup Language
a morning of awkwardness
sketch of an abandoned combine or gleaner
Tiny Code (reddit)
WareLogging: Synergy - Share mouse, keyboard, and clipboard between computers. Works across X, MacOS, and Windows.
WareLogging: ack.vim, on github - use :Ack like :grep in vim.
HRCAP copyright recommendations (via)
The Longest Poem in the World
Renovo Hardwood Bicycles
An open letter to Arne Duncan from Herbert Kohl
Dive Into HTML 5
wp: Nixie tube
dy: ''Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations''
How to Debug Bash Scripts
a thousand paper cranes
kr: The Victorian Conspiracy of Cant
"co workers", Eric's latest short film.
wp: modus operandi
twitpic wall - "boulder"
nature is satan's church: lars von trier's antichrist (file this under "films I have pretty much no personal need to see")
Project Laundry List
Fucking shut the fuck up
Some pretty solid thoughts on expertise
on scrapping the F-22
Wolfram Alpha and hubristic user interfaces (must read)
web standards, noun
International Slide Rule Museum
Brent writes about Gundam Wing
achewood: Michael Jackson died, Philippe
I'm On A Boat
= June 2009 =
Erik Naggum, R.I.P. (reddit)
xkcd: Game Theory
wp: List of fatal bear attacks in North America by decade
ct: The BNP and the Egging Laffer Curve
Mark Doty on ''The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao''
wp: Aloysius Snuffleupagus
The Case for Working With Your Hands, Out of the Office
mjd: Haskell logo fail
GLOWS IN THE DARK!
The TTY Demystified
He doesn't know what the active voice is either
ppk: Making <time> safe for historians (hey nerds: read this)
Golden City Brewery
we've isolated a single atom
on spanish in cormac mccarthy
Sheldon Brown on Biopace chainwheels
wp: Sheldon Brown (bicycle mechanic)
YAGNI Badvocacy and the Perlian Knot
go clean your heart
1-line CSS grid framework (via Trivium)
How the Web and the Weblog have changed Writing (via Trivium)
= May 2009 =
nyt: Taking Jokes By Duchamp To Another Level of Art (mefi)
Google Answers: Thinking in the shower
the moment a man begins to talk about technique
mjd on dog bites.
Josh Ritter & ampersands
perl: Interesting bit on Devel::Declare
wp: Physicalism (via)
wp: Athanasius Kircher
dn: Bacevich on escalation in Afghanistan
BoardsOfCanada">Music: ChipTaylor, CarrieRodriguez
Ruining it for the rest of us. (Read the comments.)
github.com/brennen/p1k3 - now relatively canonical
Science Against Evolution Official Home Page
Linus on homeopathy
= April 2009 =
_why: A selection of thoughts from actual women.
Transparency is Bunk
Why You Should Watch ''Mobile Suit Gundam''
Of Space Nazis, Gundam Sequels and the Horribly Underrated MS Igloo (via)
On torture scandals
dn: The Origins of May Day
The Biology of B-Movie Monsters (reddit)
npr: Visualizing the Grid
Resistance through surveillance?
Ripping on Strunk & White
How The Other Half Writes: In Defense of Twitter (via)
irc.freenode.net / #sparkfun
Why Don't We All Focus on "Looking Forward"
I don't know from economics, but Krugman does have a way of being right now and again.
achewood: Hey, man! Do you want to smoke?
Dealing with Duplicate Person Data
Fuck the foundries (reddit)
Perl on the JVM
DHCP library for Arduino ethernet shield (via)
Vim regexes are awesome (via) - Much here I didn't know.
Git Community Book
Mistakes don't make it art
The Nietzsche Family Circus
Aristotle is right again.
JoGuldi: The Age of Digital Citation:
:It was never enough to self-train; it was hardly enough merely to read, and visiting bookshops was a way to error rather than fruition. The canon has, until now, been secret, and it has been a matter of personal socialization to even find out what the important names were. And all of this suddenly promises to fold.
50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice
Eric makes a solid decision.
The Attitude of Anarchism Toward Industrial Combinations, BenjaminTucker
sparkfun: Nate throws some chum in the shark-infested water.
What The Geese Are All Roaring About
Damien Jurado takes a picture of the Nebraska sign
flower lemon battery
PerlLanguage: The value of declarations
"the road to hell is paved"
mefi: Fox News decides to take on Mr. Rogers. Metafilter is not pleased.
EFF: Obama Administration Embraces Bush Position on Warrantless Wiretapping and Secrecy
Al3x, Meet Ted
AlexPayne: Mending the Bitter Absence of Reasoned Technical Discussion
I smoke pot, and I like it
Their Spectacle and 'Ours'
'This Ruckus is Sponsored by Jobcentreplus'
no romance in finance
An interview with Brian Kernighan (via)
= March 2009 =
Hunting for Controversy in the Archives: Wikipedia, Truthiness, and Historical Research on Dialectics in the Modern West
The pitch of harm, which contains a pretty good poem about manatees.
King on Collins
sparkfun: Autonomous Vehicle Competition
Eee PC: Booting Debian in 14 seconds
In Praise of High-Level Languages
The Fallacy of High-Level Languages
Suck a Werther's Original and calm down.
Who Really Rules?
"I like your dress."
Jonah Goldberg Asks a Question
Six-Word Reviews of 1,302 SXSW mp3s (via)
Even though you are who you are (via)
Neil Gaiman on Colbert
The walrus has no friends.
Raquel Welch and a giant prehistoric spider
xkcd: Alternative Energy Revolution
Texas Gladden - Ballad Legacy:
:But part of the fascination that's particular to folk music is that you'll hear bits and pieces of one song that you could have sworn you heard in a completely different song. And you'd be right. Because folk music is an evolved music, and like humans & chimpanzees, there are uncanny similarities lurking just below the surface that point to some invisible, unknowable ancestral precedent.
achewood: Turns out people ain't things you can fix.
"This Is Just To Say"
In Praise of Evolvable Systems (via) - Worth reading again.
The Old, Weird America (via) - FolkwaysAnthology
Abysmal writing - On questionable assertions of subjective aesthetic judgment as self-evident fact.
Against self-polishing - History, methods, synthesis, detachment.
sparkfun: Fun With Balloons
Have I mentioned that Chuck Norris sucks?
Saturday Morning Watchmen
New Media Douchebags in Plain English
catch a wave of flavor
"my dog is at it / again"
Dead to Your Brethren - American business, unions, and Adam Smith.
Periodic Table of the Operators
GeoffBerner: ''Light Enough to Travel''
Seed mistrust, sow misinformation (On COINTELPRO.)
AaronSwartz: In Defense of Elections. Hmm.
the saddest bear of all
CIA Awkwardly Debriefs Obama on Creation of Crack Cocaine
The Obsolete Add-on
A Quiet Mind
Nationalize ''Atlas Shrugged''
Cooking with Isaac Brock
Remember the Mountain Bed
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour show list, downloads in various formats.
= February 2009 =
dy: ''The Black Swan''
Black Swan Glossary
Straight Off the Dome
I pretty much have to mention How Internet Fanboys See Other Internet Fanboys, given that it incorporates my Clint Eastwood suggestion.
WareLogging: New stuff in Bash 4
"you love her but you don't know why"
Didn't we have a bottle of red wine?
Oh good. ESR is blogging again.
Perl: The Opposite of Modern
on selling out
Untitled Document Syndrome
The DOM Stigma
Gender dysphoria, huh?
Why We Immunize
sparkfun: Nate goes to China
"We Want America Back"
LanguageLog: Fasces and humanitas
Phrases and Such
WareLogging: The S-Biner
The Sheep Market
Wanted: Layout System
Lenny goes stable
Michael Dirda not getting it.
R. Braithwaite has a really good question.
mjd: Stupid crap
Urban Villages in Paris (1920)
A review of ''For All I Care''
BookLogging: Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
The acknowledgments for ''Anathem'', which seem to be the closest thing we're getting to footnotes.
wp: Party pills
Being Acquitted Versus Being Searched
The Dehumanization of Young Workers Producing Our Computer Keyboards (via)
The Problem With Email Clients
the saddest invoice i ever received
achewood: You know what else don't smoke, drink, or tap ass on a lazy Tuesday mornin'?
Plato Chan has a web site. Complete with photo gallery and the requisite laughter audio.
xkcd: Base System. Any way you look at this, I'm still pretty much batting last.
BoardsOfCanada">Music: The Steam Powered Preservation Society
WareLogging: Why Not dnotify and Why inotify
we forgot to tell him
achewood: The Book of Genteel Wherewithal
Principles of the American Cargo Cult (via)
Hundreds remember John Breaux
Louisville man killed in US 287 accident
= January 2009 =
The Case Against Everything Buckets
26 years, 85 notebooks (via, as usual)
Some advice from Thelonious Monk
wp: Thelonious Monk - "Melodious Thunk".
GoodDesign: Follow you, follow me.
SEK briefly defends John Updike.
wp: Roky Erickson
DannyYee: ''A Natural History of Conifers''
It's always a bad time for poetry. (via)
pa: I'm going to play this thing by ear.
BoardsOfCanada">Music: Iron & Wine, "Jezebel"
This brief piece pretty much owns. Read all the way to the end.
ct: Thank God it's ''Friday'' that Charlie chose as his late-Heinlein legacy text for ''Saturn's Children'' - This really makes me want to read some Stross. (Part of a whole book event, with posts from Stross, Paul Krugman, etc.)
nowhere to go (US visas, Nazis, Gaza, the urge to transcend. Read this.)
ct: The Cossacks, well, they work for the Czar:
:Producing more or less mendacious intellectual smokescreens for policies which favour the interests of very rich men is not an incidental side effect of Chicago School libertarianism. It isn’t some sort of industrial pollution – it’s the product.
I think this is the best ButtercupFestival strip in quite a while.
Neil Gaiman wins a Newbery
The ''Harpers'' Index does the Bush years (via)
The stupid, it knows no bounds.
Well, this is worrisome.
But on the back side it didn't say nothing
Investigating wireless interference.
Everything's Better With Cheese!
wp: Gratis versus Libre
Matt Taibbi on T. Friedman, again
mefi: A New Creation Resurrected from Obscurity
Signifier and Signified
flickr: Lara Boudreaux
LanguageLog: Consider the X
ragbag: concerning foxes
Ursula K. Le Guin: Staying awake: Notes on the alleged decline of reading
BoardsOfCanada">Music: A Sea Black with Ink: The Wilco Lyrics archive
wp: Chiune Sugihara
wp: Thomas Ligotti
Art Garfunkel's reading list
A pretty damned thoughtful piece on ''The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'' (but read the book first).
Alternative Source Citation Rules (via)
xkcd: Converting to metric
An NYT piece about Shelby Lynne, who is amazing.
Kate Beaton visits that whole talking to your younger self theme. (Previously: I'm from the future, asshole.)
ml: Strictly Morris
achewood: Coming in 2009
IdeaLogging: "This work fills a much needed gap in the literature."
Black people can't swim, &c.
Apparently memories are long over at Dennis the Menace
Aaron Swartz's 2008 review of books
pictures for sad children does C.S. Lewis?
mefi: You and Your Research
Penny Arcade on patent trolls.
Samurai at the Sphinx
Why Does Hollywood Hate the Suburbs? (via)
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