Yup, some people definitely have an odd definition of what `trust’ is.
Inklings in April 2006
The Ahem font was developed by Todd Fahrner to help test writers develop predictable tests.
What is Jon Udell smoking? I know there’s some good stuff in this article, but its so weighed down with barely intelligible crap such as “as we roll out SOAs that route well-formed messages through a fabric of intermediaries, it’ll get even easier” it’s rendered nigh unreadable. WTF?! Why is it that in his blog he writes clearly, but when it comes to his articles, his writing becomes laden in managerese?
Good man, Keith.
Ignore the first 1:30, which is just the end sequence of some anime show and the odd song-and-dance bit in the middle. The rest is pure goodness!
Sometimes you come across an article that you wish you’d written yourself. This is one of those times. In it, James Bach tears to shreds one of the most singlularly irritating and untruthful notions bandied about in software development today: the concept of “best practices”. Read it.
1:30 of pantometal genius!
Clearer than the PHP documentation on the subject, that’s for sure.
Hurray! And yes, I bought a copy!
Aw! So cute!
I… don’t… know… what… to. say… :-)
A clear guide to setting it all up, I currently use ra_svn on my own machine, but if it ever becomes necessary to use ra_dav, this’ll be useful.
A funny and truthful examination of the human condition.
Not a bad wee song at all.
An alternative to iTunes for Windows that isn’t a piece of crap.
This is the home page of TagSoup, a SAX-compliant parser written in Java that, instead of parsing well-formed or valid XML, parses HTML as it is found in the wild: nasty and brutish, though quite often far from short. TagSoup is designed for people who have to process this stuff using some semblance of a rational application design. By providing a SAX interface, it allows standard XML tools to be applied to even the worst HTML.
Meh, I’d might as well give up on my own parser then. ;-)
So cool! This is a live-action version of the first level of Super Mario Brothers.
I’m pretty sure this site’s a piss-take. If it’s not, we should all be very, very worried!
Bad Behavior is a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to profiles from known spambots. It goes far beyond
Referer, however. Bad Behavior is available for several PHP-based software packages, and also can be integrated in seconds into any PHP script.
A little kitten, no more than a fortnight old, trying to stay awake. This is just too cute!
Using relativity to explain why gold is the colour it is, and why it doesn’t tarnish.
Most of us want to practice the things we’re already good at, and avoid the things we suck at. We stay average or intermediate amateurs forever. Yet the research says that if we were willing to put in more hours, and to use those hours to practice the things that aren’t so fun, we could become good. Great. Potentially brilliant.
An element of the Satir System is a five-stage change model that describes the effects each stage has on feelings, thinking, performance, and physiology. Using the principles embodied in this model, you can improve how you process change and how you help others process change.
JDepend traverses Java class file directories and generates design quality metrics for each Java package. JDepend allows you to automatically measure the quality of a design in terms of its extensibility, reusability, and maintainability to manage package dependencies effectively.
How can people still build software without seeing its real structure? After a compiler and a text editor, a dependency viewer is the first thing you want. Byecycle is the requisite dependency viewer for Eclipse.
On combining functional and relational programming. From LtU:
This is fairly well-trodden ground now, with approaches such as Miller’s lambda-Prolog and Saraswat’s constraint-lambda calculus being well established, but this paper offers a rather different approach, based on the Henkin-Monk-Tarski approach of cylindric algebras, which were devised as a means of formalising predicate logic in equational logic—I’m familiar with them in the context of modal logic, since they offer a means for handling quantifiers by means of modalities, where
is used to express
<>is used to express exists.