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Grant was talking about those the other day.
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Getting my mind repeatedly blown while reading the papers in this list. Some of the older classics are really illuminating and instructive in describing the stripped down origins of key pieces of early computer science.

Just finished the "Out of the Tar Pit" paper, describing a methodology for identifying and removing unnecessary state and then separating out the useful state, isolating it from the pure sections of the software. This is something I've been wrestling with as I work on Koha, which historically has had only a dozen or so pure functions amid its 130k sloc, making development and testing nightmarish for all the action-at-a-distance issues that arise from extensive mutability.

As a related longer-term project, I'm teaching myself Scheme by working my way through the old MIT textbook, "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs." I'm slowly getting over my fear of parentheses, but simultaneously acquiring a new one that I may end up creating a new language.
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Yeah, the multi-thread profiler is pretty, too.
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I don't think I've ever seen it this quiet in here.
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From the article: "I tell everyone, if they want to call it a modern-day miracle, this is a miracle," said Regan, 59, and a Catholic. "I have friends who are atheists who have called me and said, 'I am going back to church.'"

I'm mystified why this success of modern emergency medical response and the skills of an extraordinary surgeon would convince any atheist to go back to church. This guy didn't recover in a church. He recovered in a hospital. Why aren't they going on pilgrimages to hospitals?
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Ironically, this happens during Yuletide, an expressly forbidden practice in writing. Oh, the tangled webs...
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Hail Capricorn!

“Ah! but I rejoice in Thee, O Thou my God; Thou zigzagged effulgence of the burning stars; Thou wilderment of indigo light; Thou grey horn of immaculate fire: Yea, I rejoice in Thee, Thou embattled cloud of flashing flame; O Thou capricious serpent-head of scarlet hair! I rejoice, yea, I shout with gladness! till my roaring filleth the wooded mountains, and like a giant forceth the wind's head through the struggling trees, in the Glory and Splendour of Thy Name.” —Liber 963
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Remembering fondly the good old days of yore when a scroll bar actually looked like a scroll bar, or at least it looked like something you might click on rather than a passive, undistinguished grey blob trying so hard not to look like a scroll bar.
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That's another huge peeve of mine. I'm visually handicapped, so I frequently have to jiggle the mouse a bit to find the cursor; the movement makes it more visible. Imagine how fun it is to accidentally trigger hover menus while doing this.
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Looking for Perl webapp developers to work on LibLime Koha (github.com/liblime/LibLime-Koha/) and related projects. Fulltime w/benefits. Telecommute okay. Please apply through the link or ask me directly if you have questions.
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I used TT on oto-usa.org for a while. Currently, ironically enough, it uses Mason. :)
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Bees being killed off by insecticides. Who woulda thunk it?
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Perl Mongers!
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<3 Free geek
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Jamming Bhangra and making snacks while preparing for forum. Come on over and debate the impact of the presidential primaries.
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I recommend going long on joker.com (whom I use for my domain registrations) and other extra-US registrars if SOPA/PIPA becomes law. What serious company is actually going to remain beholden to GoDaddy and other US registrars, exposing its entire online presence to the danger of being taken down for trivial—and in many cases, debatable—IP infractions caused by its users?
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Basically last week the EC gave the all clear for Europe signing ACTA.
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This is timely. Just today I received a summons for jury duty.
Jury nullification is premised on the idea that ordinary citizens, not government officials, should have the final say as to whether a person should be punished.
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