April 15, 2014

April 13, 2014
Program design in the UNIX environment, by Pike and Kernighan

programmingisterrible:

Much of the power of the UNIX operating system comes from a style of program design that makes programs easy to use and, more important, easy to combine with other programs. This style has been called the use of software tools, and depends more on how the programs fit into the programming environment how they can be used with other programs than on how they are designed internally. But as the system has become commercially successful and has spread widely, this style has often been compromised, to the detriment of all users. Old programs have become encrusted with dubious features. Newer programs are not always written with attention to proper separation of function and design for interconnection. This paper discusses the elements of program design, showing by example good and bad design, and indicates some possible trends for the future.

There is much to learn from UNIX, both the failures and successes. In particular this paper argues for small well defined functions which can be composed to build larger functionality, and against a slow and steady bloat of features — as Perlis said “If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.”

April 3, 2014
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March 28, 2014

March 24, 2014
scottebaker:


SWOT Analysis - The Power of Love
In case you’ve also had it stuck in your head that it would be nice to finally have a SWOT Analysis of “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and The News. I’m now free from this thought and can move onto my next absurd mental hang-up.

You’re welcome.

scottebaker:

SWOT Analysis - The Power of Love

In case you’ve also had it stuck in your head that it would be nice to finally have a SWOT Analysis of “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and The News. I’m now free from this thought and can move onto my next absurd mental hang-up.
You’re welcome.

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February 11, 2014
Another office argument, another image macro.

Another office argument, another image macro.

January 9, 2014
"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."

Mike Tyson

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December 22, 2013

thou, O Solomon, must have a divisor less than or equal to n: (define (prime? n) (= n (smallest-divisor n)))

(Source: kingjamesprogramming)

December 4, 2013

Every programming language should have a video like this. I love erlang even more now just because this exists.

December 3, 2013

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