The original metacircular evaluator on Flickr – Photo Sharing! – “Page 13 of the Lisp 1.5 Programmer’s Manual, showing the ‘evalquote’ function written as an m-expr. Basically, you’re looking at all of Lisp defined in terms of itself.”
Instantbird – An IM client made with XUL. Could it be the future of Thuderbird?
Synergy – “Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware.”
Proebsting’s Law: Compiler Advances Double Computing Power Every 18 Years – I don’t know if this is exactly tru, but I agree with the conclusion: “Perhaps this means Programming Language Research should be concentrating on something other than optimizations. Perhaps programmer productivity is a more fruitful arena.”
If architects had to work like programmers… – Funny… and not entirely untrue.
Are you in? – “Somebody is going to change everything we know about television, movies, and music. It could be you.” Yes, but the MPAA will fight you all the way.
Zen in the Art of Rewriting – Reg Braithwaite feels he doesn’t rewrite enough. I feel I rewrite too much and my writing still sucks.
String#to_proc – Interesting way to access eval, it’s just syntactic sugar but it allows code in a functional style in a much easier way.
Programming Language Popularity – Although it does not contain information, only statistics , trends in it could be interesting. For example, does the prominence of a language in social sites translate into relevance in job market later?
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