Archive for the ‘books’ Category

2009.08.12

2009-08-14


videos,paranoia

  • Here and here – videos from Prof. James Duane and Officer George Bruch about why talking to the police is almost never a good idea.

software

  • omploader – A place to upload files. It can also be done with a firefox extension or in a script.
  • Paperback, from the OllyDbg guy. This lets you store data on paper (about 500 KB for A4 at 600 DPI).

web

  • HTML5 Canvas Experiment – Perhaps good for comparing different Javascript engines. It chokes on Firefox 3.5 on my Atom 330, but works well on 3.6.
  • drop.io – A file sharing site which Wired mentioned because of its ability to set an expiration date on any file you upload. It also appears to have a collection of other, much cooler features for collaboration.

programming,linux

  • Bash cures cancer – Some helpful stuff for commandline Unix/Linux. It seems to have not been updated in about a year though.
  • Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! – My friend Lincoln showed me this. It’s a decent Haskell tutorial with some very oddball illustrations.
  • How to Design Programs – A book, freely available online, which teaches software design using Scheme (or is it DrScheme?)
    • How to Design Worlds: Interactive Programming in DrScheme – Another freely available book from the same guys that made HtDP, but this one is about writing interactive applications using pure functional programming.

games

  • Kongregate – A large collection of rather addictive online Flash games.

books

  • The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto; the full text is readable for free online. I haven’t read it, I just noted the link, so I can neither agree nor disagree with the contents of it.
  • Wishcraft by Barbara Sher; I came across this motivational book from Havi Brooks. I haven’t read this either, but I should at some point. It’s free as a series of PDFs.

food


hippie


something

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2009.07.21

2009-07-22


local,links

  • Queen City Discovery – An interesting blog about urban exploration in Cincinnati that some guys in Hive13 told me about
  • Amidst a pile of other new-age and holistic bullshit in some free magazine, I miraculously discovered an ad for the “Uptown Farmer’s Market” at Garden Park – 3581 W. Galbraith Road, Fridays 12-7, Saturdays 10-2, 513-238-6616

programming

  • MapReduce – I don’t care what your opinion of MapReduce is or how much it might suck, I am just putting this here so I will encounter it later and remember that it exists.
  • Epigrams on Programming from Alan Perlis – Written in 1982 but still pretty true.

software


video,books


games

  • Balance of Power – A geopolitics game by Chris Crawford (also with his interesting essay/article here).

lit,historical

  • We the People Network – I was searching for an image of the Declaration of Independence here and discovered they have rather high-resolution scans (like, the Declaration is 63 megapixels) of that and many other historical documents too.

2009.04.30

2009-05-01


log

  • Here is the umpteenth post made to my WordPress in an automated way…
  • I guess here is where I put “Hello, world” and for once it’s actually kind of accurate because the post is going where the world can see it.
  • So, uh, Hello, world
  • Did I fix my idiotic bugs yet?

graphics


links,blogs

  • http://www.tanashabitat.com/ (Tana’s Habitat – a site Jane recommended for useful information about living on your own. It looks far more suited to her gender than to mine, but it still has some good advice.)

notes,technobabble


books


comic

  • This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow – a webcomic and blog I first came across in Citybeat, but came across by accident later

2009.04.26

2009-04-28


log

  • Here is the first post made to my WordPress in an automated way…
  • I guess here is where I put “Hello, world” and for once it’s actually kind of accurate because the post is going where the world can see it.
  • So, uh, Hello, world
  • Well, damn, my program has a bug that makes it impossible to post more than one entry per day. It’s a very obvious bug, too.

log,graphics


log,graphics,links,blogs

  • http://www.tanashabitat.com/ (Tana’s Habitat – a site Jane recommended for useful information about living on your own. It looks far more suited to her gender than to mine, but it still has some good advice.)

log,graphics,links,blogs,notes,technobabble

  • Perl 6 has two main interpreters:
  • Stuff about Erlang I should remember:
    • shared-nothing, async message passing
    • single assignment
    • strict or eager evaluation (as compared to lazy evaluation like in Haskell)

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