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I discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. I also discovered that JavaScript has good parts. That was the first important discovery of the 21st Century.
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I will be headlining at So Coded in Hamburg. (Discount code: socoded-the-best-parts)
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Only the power of good can defeat the power of bad.
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Google+ Question:

I recently posted this:

So _ and $ will be collected and give a warning (unless /property , $/) but '' and '$' will not. I don't like this policy, but it is a consequence of _ and $ being identifiers, which I think was a mistake.

It contained some asterisks and underbars which were turned into formatting. Is there a way to indicate that those characters are literal?
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I wish.  I'll test the waters to see if they're open to introducing a verbatim mode.

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I was very disappointed with Tomorrowland. I liked the cast and their performances. I liked the visual design of the movie. But the story was very weak and we don't really get to Tomorrowland, which seemed like the point.

Walt Disney's Tomorrowland was plausible. Everything in the park either worked or looked like it could work. The big idea was that we could experience the future in Tomorrowland, and then anticipate building those things at home. But in the film, nothing is plausible. We are not there to try on the future, but to get preached at, that our failures are preventing an impossible interdimensional fantasy from become real. This film was a wasted opportunity. They should have trusted in Walt's message. Walt had it right.
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San Jose has been in the Top 10 for a while, but it is now in the Million club.
The U.S. Census Bureau confirms San Jose is among the 10 U.S. cities with a population of 1 million or more. The Capital of Silicon Valley is the 10th most populous U.S. city with 1,015,785 residents. According to the Census Bureau, California now has three cities - Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose - with 1 million or more people. http://ow.ly/NfgC4
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I just got a call from a robot 607-724-9716. The robot identified itself as the IRS. This call was violating at least one federal law. It should not be difficult to find the miscreant since we have the phone number. How do we report stuff like this?
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I gave desperate warnings against the obscurity, the complexity, and overambition of the new design, but my warnings went unheeded. I conclude that there are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.

C. A. R. Hoare
The Emperor's Old Clothes  1981
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Now that gays can marry, I am going to leave my wife and marry Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
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We now run one quarter of the EC2 instances on Node compared with the legacy Java stack, whilst serving the same number of subscribers at lower latencies.
An Interview With Yunong J Xiao Photo by: Netflix Tell us a little bit about what you do now and the path you took to get here I’m currently leading the efforts around Netflix UI’s transition to Node....
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I will be in Tel Aviv next month.
The first international conference of its kind to be held in Israel, will take place in Tel Aviv from June 8th through June 9th, 2015. To kick off the inaugural edition of this annual conference, the world’s top three leaders in the field of front-end development will be among the featured guest speakers. The two-day conference will bring together the best of the best in front-end development from across the globe as well as from across Israel. ...
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I'll be in Oakland May 21.
The web was originally imagined to be a simple distributed document retrieval system. It is now being used for applications that go far beyond the system's original capabilities and intentions. We have found ways to make it work, but they are difficult and far too fragile. Many times companies have offered to replace the web with superior proprietary systems, but we rejected them. We have been adding features to the web, but this does little to c...
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On the evening of January 16, 1970 the author heard Dr. Richard W. Hamming deliver in New York City a lecture titled "One Man's View of Computer Science." This lecture was an updated version of his 1968 Turing Award lecture of the same title. The theme of Dr. Hamming's lecture was that individual programmers could not continue to write programs in their own particular undisciplined way with little regard for others who might have to understand them (document, use, debug, or modify them) at some later date. Dr. Hamming said that programmers would have to change their ways and adopt some limited set of standards lest the world become populated with more differently styled programs than could possibly be maintained. And he said that needed new techniques were evolving. He was right, for software engineering has just started.

Since then, the emphasis has been on understandable and orderly programs and systems, not on individualized, tricky, superefficient, anything-goes coding.

Richard B. Hurley
Decision Tables in Software Engineering 1983
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Not enough emphasis, though. Cowboys still exist.