Watch a VC use my name to sell a con. →
“He’s telling you the story of, “If you bust your ass and don’t sleep, you’ll get rich” because the only way that people in his line of work get richer is if young, poorly-socialized, naive geniuses believe that story! Without those coat-tails to ride, VCs might have to work for a living. Once that kid burns out, they’ll just slot a new one in.” ...
Overcoming Momentum →
By Matt Swanson.
Seven habits of effective text editing →
By Vim author Bram Moolenaar. One of the best ways to level up as a software developer is by using a good text editor. But unfortunately that’s not enough—to get the most benefit you really need to learn how to use your editor effectively. It’s one of those things that will take some dedication and practice—but it’s well worth it.
The Great Redis Misapprehension →
Redis is NOT a database. Redis is a data structure server. Redis is one of the most useful bits of tech I’ve used in ages. You should so totally use it too. :-) via HN.
Making It In Silicon Valley When You Have Zero... →
The last lesson is probably the most important: Be tenacious. Other people will tell you that your ideas are no good and that your goals are impossible. Well you know what? Fuck them. Seriously, cut them out of your life. As usual, some good discussion going on at Hacker News.
Design for developers →
A fantastic guide.
How to be interesting →
A must read. By Russell Davies.
Open Source (Almost) Everything →
Tom Preston-Werner talks about open sourcing all the things!
Boris: A tiny little REPL for PHP →
Python has one. Ruby has one. Clojure has one. Now PHP has one too. Boris is PHP’s missing REPL (read-eval-print loop), allowing developers to experiment with PHP code in the terminal in an interactive manner. — Also, don’t miss the demo. Insanely useful little project by Chris Corbyn.
I’m going to tell my kids if you can do something you love every day, that’s...– Harbottle: an internet start-up whiz Quote from an interview with my boss. He’s right.
How I Made $19,000 on the App Store While Learning... →
Cool story. Great idea too.
I think this ties into the idea of MMORPGs. I used to play them a lot until I...– How to lose time and money
Product Engineering →
Fantastic talk on Product Engineering by Mike Lee (dressed as a mariachi).
Strange Loop 2011 slides →
How and where the clothes you donate get sold. →
So it turns out that the used clothing business is huge. A fascinating read.
YouAreDaChef - raganwald/homoiconic - GitHub →
“Separating Concerns in Coffeescript using Aspect-Oriented Programming”
De Novo Dahl — Mishka
try/catch is an anti-pattern →
A thoughtful and opinionated discussion about error handling and why try/catch can be smelly.
Lauren Ipsum: A Tinker's Trade →
A cute children’s story about computer science.
ØMQ: Mission Accomplished →
An emotional look back at how far ØMQ has come from it’s early days…
The enemy of my frenemy is my frenenemy.– @Zaius13 via Raena
Watch Me Make Mistakes →
Paul Graham demos Stypi—a new startup that’s continuing where Etherpad left off. A perfect example of “Show, don’t tell”. via HN.
I am looking at a time series graph and liking what I am seeing.– Alex Payne
Python 3 implementation in Haskell →
I gotta admit, even though it’s not finished yet this is incredibly impressive. Comments here. That also reminds me—I should have a go at writing a Python bytecode interpreter in PHP or Ruby. How hard could it be? ;-)
SEO Tricks from Patio11, aka Patrick McKenzie →
melissamiranda: We just had Patrick McKenzie, better known as patio11, at 500 Startups give us better SEO advice than I’ve learned in 3 years. I learned so much I wanted to hug the guy. Here are some of the best nuggets. If you have zero clue about SEO, start with the SEOMoz beginner guide.
The Social Graph is Neither →
A must read.
Quietly amused: Pathfinding like a pro →
quietlyamused: The AI Challenge this year is to control a colony of ants, ideally so that they thrive and overwhelm the other colonies they’re competing with. There’s starter packs in 24 different languages, so you should be able to build a bot in something you’re comfortable with, and have some fun. A great primer on various pathfinding algorithms. Recommended reading. I’ll have to...
Dark Sky - Weather Prediction, Reinvented →
This is a pretty awesome idea and an incredible insight. When I’m looking at the weather forecast I only usually care about the next 30 minutes.
Two decades of productivity: Vim's 20th... →
I <3 Vim. It’s a little bit weird to find out Vim is 20 years old. It feels kind of timeless to me.
Pretty good roundup. Would’ve been great to attend.