Inklings in August 2007
I’ve heard of this technique being used, but repartitioning the shards and dealing with the nasty cases like joining across shards seems prohibitively difficult unless you get some real gains from it. Interesting nontheless.
There’s a project I’m working on which may or may not need to have the XML messages signed. This might turn out to be useful.
Good ideas for scaling any webapp, really.
The canonical application of topological sorting is in scheduling a sequence of jobs.
A traditional and challenging 2D platformer game with a slight rotational twist. Help a mysterious big-eared salaryman named Guy find his keys in a labyrinth of dangers and bad dialogue.
AFK’s URI routing code already uses a scheme almost identical to this (has done almost since the routing code was written). I’ll be augmenting it soon so that it can do templating as well as parsing.
In summa, be very careful about where and when you add advertising to parts of your site.
On cognitive bias.
One important bit:
Inline images are stored as data URIs in the intermediate format (and usually also in the source documents), but since not all browsers support this format, the renderer replaces the data URIs with HTTP pointers to an image cache directory. To distinguish between images, their MD5 hash is used.
Noted for use later.
Nifty idea. I was considering something similar for an in-house project.
Heading to this next week.
Thinking of moving from svk over to this. Maybe.
Now all I have to do is find a rough correspondence between the IEDR odd conception of UK counties and what the actual UK postcodes might be and I’m sorted!
Possibly a more reliable source.
It’s nice to brush up on my graph theory.
Interesting project to resurrect Indoeuropean as an auxlang. Sure, it’s never going to work, but at least the idea’s nifty.
I’ve had this sitting on my work and home boxes for ages now, and I’m surprised I didn’t log it. Oh well, fixed!
From tab clearage. It’s a flash game, and I haven’t got a chance to try it yet. Sounds like some old-school fun though.
I think some people subordinate to me think that I can be a bit of a hardass about some things at times; this explains why.
A reminder that all civilisations, no matter how advanced, are doomed to failure without long-term thinking.
Too cute, I tells ya!
This could prove very useful to me in cleaning up some JS code of mine.
Haven’t used it yet for my own project, but I’m really getting annoyed with how slow SVK is, so I really think I’m going moving over, so this might be useful.
Now, there’s a gig I’d love to have gone to. :-(
Might be worth picking up a copy.
Your code is your understanding of the problem you’re exploring. So it’s only when you have your code in your head that you really understand the problem.
Great essay; read it if you’re a developer or manage developers.