PHP Sadness →
chipotle: “These are things in PHP which make me sad.” (I just want to know what language he implemented the site in.)
What song are you listening to? →
Heh, cool idea.
Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) →
HelloWorldApp.java by Oracle →
It’s almost too good to be true.. :-D
You Need a Look [Game Development] →
“While any game worth its salt ultimately rises or falls on how engaging it is, the issue for many small studios is how to get players to notice their wares in the first place. You can work the magazine and blog circuit, post about your game in Twitter and otherwise try to drum up interest, but I think the most important thing that you need is a look.”
NASA to Abandon Mars Spirit Rover →
Keep it small. Keep it simple. Let it happen.– Andrew Hunt, The Pragmatic Programmers
Lost in Translation →
Some managerial insight by Rands.
AJ Austin Bruiser Check (by Sam Erickson) “AJ Austin has been in town warming up the streets for Midwest Mayhem 2. We decided to film this bike check to show off the new Bruiser. You know whats good.”
California Guitar Trio — The Marsh
Pyrrhic victory →
bestofwikipedia: A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with devastating cost to the victor; it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately cause defeat. (via yeslikethemotorcycle) I have a serious man-website crush on wikipedia.. Where else can you find out random bits of cool stuff like this? :-)
Flawed Typeface →
What constitutes a flawed typeface? For this article it is defined as a typeface that is perfectly fine—except for one nagging aspect, usually a single character. A must read for type nerds. Typographers really know how to sweat the details. via Trivium
Large-Scale Data Processing with Hadoop and PHP →
Hardcore data processing using Hadoop with PHP.
Treatise on Font Rasterisation →
“Font rasterisation is, in the author’s opinion, one of the most interesting fields of computer science. If music is the subjective application of physics, then font rasterisation is almost certainly the subjective application of computer science.”
Byte-saving Techniques →
Typography Is Important →
O’Donel Levy — We’ve Only Just Begun
Why not mmap? →
Daniel Ehrenberg discusses mmap and file I/O in Linux.
RZA — You Can’t Stop Me Now
On TermKit →
An experimental modern day terminal with some interesting ideas.
Boot a linux kernel right inside your browser. →
You read that correctly.. the Linux kernel running in your browser. One word: ohmyfuckinggod… :-O This is seriously the coolest thing. It actually runs quite well, it’s not slow at all. Don’t miss the tech notes.. and as always, there’s more discussion on HN.
The tiger reclines in the simmering jungle. The sparrow has silenced her...– Go the Fuck to Sleep
People, not process, is the soul of "agile" →
Great article by Brian Doll, one of the engineers behind New Relic. Also, his post about kanban is really interesting, especially in comparison to Scrum.
Panic - The True Story of Audion →
Is it just me? I mean, do you ever wonder about the stories behind everyday products? By Cabel Sasser, Panic co-founder
Telescopic Text →
By Joe Davis.
How to make WIFI work at tech conferences →
Some insight into the challenges faced by the networking guys at tech conferences .. more on HN.
Great talk and some good Q&A at the end. Recommended.
The three types of IDE →
I’m firmly in the type 2 camp. A generic and extensible editor (eg jEdit / vim) with a few plugins (eg ctags) can get pretty close to the functionality of a type 1 IDE without sacrificing the ability to edit text effectively. Something important is that there’s a cultural gap between type (1) and type (2)’s. A lot of type (1) people ‘s are intimidated by the though of...
Is it hard to build, market and maintain a web app... →
Interesting Quora thread. Also, more on HN.
My Job Pt.1 — I have no idea what I’m doing →
Some real honesty and humility from Ben Pieratt, the CEO of Svpply.
A Python programmer’s first impression of... →
Elmore Leonard's Rules of Writing →
Some excellent advice.
Real-Time Rendering · GDC 2011 Links →
Tons of interesting links to check out here. In particular, the Classic Game Postmortems look really interesting.
The worst algorithm in the world? →
It turns out that naive implementations are the worst algorithms in the world… shocking! :-P