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Alistair Atkinson
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Another giant of the computer industry, Dennis Richie, has passed away. His influence (and the code he wrote) is in your iPhone, your Android, your Mac, your PC, and in the servers that run Google, Amazon, and all your favorite web sites.

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Steve Yegge on why there are better things to spend you time on than finding yet more efficient ways to share cat pictures (who knew?!?).

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Great stuff...

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Astronomy photographer of the year competition. Wow.

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Has anyone had any luck with programming books for Kindle? I'm mainly referring to their formatting - from the few samples I've looked at, there seems to be a fairly large range from the better ones to the rest, some of which a truly bloody awful.

I don't ask for much, but a fixed-width font for the code listings is kinda a must-have...

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Between Scala, Ceylon, and now Kotlin - someone please wake me up when there's a clear Java successor.
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