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Paul Stadig
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"Clojure Polymorphism" Released!
From my new blog Real World Clojure . What am I doing with this new blog? I have no idea, but you can follow along. ~ ~ ~ ~ I have released a short e-book (30 pages) titled "Clojure Polymorphism." You can get 50% off by using this coupon link http://www.lea...

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Reducible Streams
Laziness is a great tool, but there are some gotchas. The classic: (with-open [f (io/reader (io/file some-file))]
(line-seq f)) line-seq will return a lazy seq of lines read from some-file , but if the lazy seq escapes the dynamic extent of with-open , t...

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The March of Technology
"Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York. We are in great h...

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Making Fake Things
Software is fake. There are bits inside a computer represented by a magnetic or electrical charge or mechanical potential or some such thing. But software is not an electrical charge. Electrical charges can represent ones and zeroes and a series of ones ...

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The following is a quote from an astronaut speaking about a spacecraft
"There's so much more elbow room in there compared to the Soyuz," he said. "Instead of just bringing two of your buddies, you can bring six ... It's got modern electronics, it's got modern materials in the heat shield. So technologically, it's a giant leap ...

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This, but for Computer Programming
If you meet a philosopher on a train and ask him his profession, he is likely to lie. It is not that philosophers are especially prone to lying, but rather that philosophy is a peculiar profession. To tell your fellow passenger that you are a philosopher op...

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The Solution for Silicon Valley?
"People—especially in the financial community—seem to assume that every industry works kind of like a web startup, and that all you need is two hot guys and $25,000 and you're a millionaire in six months. Heavy semi doesn't work like that. Heavy semi is l...

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The Buck Stops Here
"Rufer explains the thinking behind the process: 'I was signing checks one day and I recalled the saying, "The buck stops here." I thought to myself, that isn't true. In front of me was a purchase order, a note that said the stuff had been shipped, we had r...
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