Inklings in November 2010


A PHP ORM in about 200 lines of code: quite a clever project.

How to make fractals without a computer

Video feedback is a well-known phenomenon. If you hook a camera up to a TV and then point it at the TV, you get an infinite regression of images. However, you can use the same feedback phenomenon with multiple displays to make fractals. By displaying multiple smaller copies of what the camera sees, photographing that cluster of copies, and then repeating the process, you essentially create the self-similar structure seen in fractals. By moving and rotating the camera and projectors, you can create a very wide variety of fractal images.

This is incredible!

Bad code isn't Technical Debt, it's an unhedged Call Option

Taoiseach Ahern rejects ESRI Economic Advice, March 2000

This is the sort of thing that would make a person want to hunt down McCreevy, Ahern, and Cowen, and kick the living daylights out of them. See that, March 2000? Yes, even back in 2000 the fuckers were being told that the policies that lead to this mess would ruin us.

Why I don't care about success - zen habits