A Map of the Cat? →
A story of what happens when a Physics professor tries out Biology.
The Silent Number: Top things to do after... →
This made me realise how out of touch I am with the latest desktop linux gadgetry.. lot’s of new cool stuff to try!
Designing for social traction: Turn a user into a... →
Really insightful stuff.. a must read.
Brewing a Better Rating System →
A rating system for rating different types of tea. I like the tick mark system for rating relative to other stuff you’ve already rated.
Ubuntu Karmic Koala is out! →
Start a side project, says GitHub founder →
Pretty old, but worth a re-post I reckon.. :-)
Timing square root →
A really great article. It’s pretty interesting that you can beat the CPU’s sqrt opcode.
How Shazam Works →
Really informative article about one of my favorite apps.
Things Bogans Like →
andytlr: This is brilliant. Australian bogan version of Stuff White People Like. Hilarious! :-D
“Ruby library to convert from meters to miles from yards to fathoms from teaspoons to quarts”
Netflix Prize: Was The Napoleon Dynamite Problem... →
Irradiated Software - SizeUp →
Thanks for the link Adam!
“the moment” →
Thought provoking stuff.. I’ll have to ponder this a bit.
What Does It All Mean? - Dive Into HTML5 →
Think big. Code small.– Paul Buchheit - FriendFeed
Design principles to choose the right ideas →
Behind the scenes: Haystack - (37signals) →
It’s always great to see the design work behind a 37signals app. Well worth the read.
CouchDB Implements a Fundamental Algorithm →
Append only trees, cool.
How To Write Badly Well →
Some good tips. ;-)
High Anxiety →
Reg talks about getting frustrated with Go.
That is, it gives the comment a provisional ranking that it is 95% sure it will...– reddit’s new comment sorting system
The left fold: Weekly programming article digest →
Hopefully this gets a better signal to noise ratio than other social tech news sites..
Reddit's new comment sorting system →
I’ve actually been playing around with this sorting algorithm recently.. pretty cool to see Randall getting Reddit to adopt it.
Facebook's Memcached Multiget Hole: More machines... →
Something interesting to consider when scaling with memcache.
/dev/why!?!: The loss of ZFS →
“The loss of ZFS, excellent analysis by Lous Gerbarg on why ZFS isn’t a good fit for Apple.” - via Trivium
PHP Content Rating / Confidence →
Useful for rating stuff in a more meaningful way.
Unladen Swallow 2009Q3 →
Some good progress being made on LLVM optimised Python.
So every time a web request stalls, God kills a Unicorn?– unicorn.god - GitHub
Ryan Tomayko →
The guy behind Rack and Sinatra.. he’s now at github. Awesome!
BERT and BERT-RPC 1.0 Specification →
How We Made GitHub Fast →
A really good read. Also some pretty impressive results! They’re now getting most response times under 100ms.
Pimp My Code, Part 17: Lost in Translations. →
Wil Shipley talks about internationalisation and localisation.
Papers in Computer Science →
“Papers in Computer Science: summary and discussion of important papers”
How do I re-enable internet tethering on 3.1.2... →
Patching iPhone binaries to re-enable tethering.. pretty cool. :-)
10 Tips on Writing Hero-worthy Error Messages →
I’m usually not into the linkbait style “10 Y to do Z” articles, but this is actually pretty good.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain... →
Mark Pilgrim on giving his book away.
Unrealart Computer Generated Art by Alison Mealey →
Art generated by the game Unreal Tournament.
Every method in Soviet Russia is public.– I’m just gonna jog across the street while the light