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Building a System in #Clojure 1 - Overview - Matthias Nehlsen
This is the first of n articles about building systems in Clojure. Clojure is a beautiful language and I have been fascinated from the first moment I laid eyes…
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Building a System in #Clojure 2 - Transducers - Matthias Nehlsen
TL;DR: This article covers the usage of Transducers in Clojure, spiced up with some core.async. Here’s an animation that shows the information flow of the…
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14 hours ago
[erlang-questions] Proposal regarding integer arithmetic
Richard O’Keefe <> Tue Nov 22 03:08:02 CET 2011 Hardware implementations of integer division often provide both the quotient and the remainder. (See the x86 DIV…
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18 hours ago
Interview with Steve Jackson, author of Fighting Fantasy and the Sorcery! Series - Amazing Stories
Steve Jackson is one of the biggest names in British fantasy fiction. Along with Ian Livingstone, he was one of the founders of Games Workshop, one of the first…
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19 hours ago
An interview with Steve Jackson
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19 hours ago
The Fantasy Trip
D&D is not the only roleplaying game that evolved from miniature combat games. Steve Jackson’s GURPS actually is based on “The Fantasy Trip”, a roleplaying game…
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19 hours ago
An Insider's View of Metagaming and The Fantasy Trip
Jeffro: Thanks for dropping by Jeffro’s Car Wars Blog for a chat. It’s really great to have someone here that worked with Howard Thompson and Steve Jackson.
Ken…
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19 hours ago
Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain | WIRED
Communication between brain networks in people given psilocybin (right) or a non-psychedelic compound (left). Petri et al./Proceedings of the Royal Society…
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20 hours ago
Designer Diary: Quilt Show, or Out of the Scrap Bag and into Print | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Steve Bennett (Verseboy) United StatesGrinnellIowa This diary is written with considerable input from Judy Martin, co-designer of Quilt Show. Thanks,…
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20 hours ago
De Finibus | Clojure for the Javascript Programmer
What follows is the first entry in what I imagine will be a short series about Clojure, all from the perspective of a someone who writes a lot of Javascript at…
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Uncle Thor's Free Downloads
{Copyright 2008 T. Sheil & A. Sheil All Rights Reserved Uncle Thorr’s Magickal Class Homework Book : one of our old class handouts, this copyrighted text…
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LARP Laws
LARP Sense
My Opinions on What Makes a Good Live Roleplaying Game (LRPG or LARP) (and on the challenges of running one)2001
I am posting this to offer my…
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yesterday
Why the Chess Computer Deep Blue Played Like a Human - Issue 18: Genius - Nautilus
When IBM’s Deep Blue beat chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1997 in a six-game chess match, Kasparov came to believe he was facing a machine that could…
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yesterday
Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook
The D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual Is a Cornucopia of Classic Creatures
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2 days ago
The D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual Is a Cornucopia of Classic Creatures
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You like monsters, right? Of course you do. What about a whole book full of monsters? That sounds cool. What if I told you about the best book of…
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2 days ago
mrb: Should I Read Papers?
TL;DR: Yes.[1]
Papers, papers, papers. Papers have gotten a lot of attention these days. There are Twitter accounts, meetups all over the world, GitHub…
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2 days ago
Designer Diary: Red7 | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Chris Cieslik (angelkurisu) United StatesArlingtonMassachusetts Oh hello. “Carl, let’s make a game tonight! I’m bored and want to do something fun.”…
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2 days ago
State of Clojure 2014: Text Answers Analysis - Bytopia.org
A few weeks ago Cognitect ran the annual State of Clojure Survey, and presented the results, shortly followed by the analysis. While they did a great job on…
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2 days ago
We Are All Confident Idiots
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By David Dunning • October 27, 2014 • 4:00 AM
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The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like…
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3 days ago
Lab Notebooking for the Software Engineer - Made of Bugs
A few weeks ago, I wrote that software engineers should keep lab notebooks as they work, in addition to just documenting things after the fact. Today, I’m going…
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4 days ago
Can William Gibson Predict the Future?
William Gibson lives in an overwhelmingly green suburb with old-money roots south of Vancouver’s downtown, and it is in this suburb that I am currently…
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6 days ago
~kjiwa: x86 DOS Boot Sector Written in C
September 2010
I’ve been interested in writing an OS for a long time now. An OS consists of many components with one of the most fundamental being its booting…
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8 days ago
A Soldier Explains What It Was Like In the World War I Trenches
I had been advised not to go to the Red Cross Hospital in Sofia to speak with the one English prisoner there, because he was an “uninteresting case.” At the…
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8 days ago
Gamasutra: Eric Caoili's Blog - Breaking gender and racial barriers in Netrunner
If you play Android: Netrunner as a male character right now, more often than not you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage. I doubt that’s the result of an…
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9 days ago
The Antiblog: Few notes on web development in Haskell
My experience of rewriting this website’s engine in Haskell was surprising and disappointing at the same time. What I initially expected was the heroic quest…
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9 days ago
When Women Stopped Coding
Modern computer science is dominated by men. But it hasn’t always been this way.
A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital…
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9 days ago
Free as in Freedom: Chapter 6
“It was a bit like the Garden of Eden,” says Stallman, summing up the lab and its software-sharing ethos in a 1998 Forbes article. “It hadn’t occurred to us not…
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9 days ago
Logarithmic History v3
Exponential decay, resulting in log-scale lists, an excellent way to work with an unbounded amount of history in a bounded amount of space. I’ve described this…
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10 days ago
Games of Soldiers - MING MANG
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Ming Mang is a two player game played on a 17x17 square board, with the following setup:
Ming Mang is played on Tibet. There is some questions about…
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10 days ago
Top 10 Games Every Designer Should Play, PART 1 | This blog will self-destruct every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
In this three part series, read about the League’s secret mission in coordination with Stonemaier Games to select the top 10 games every designer should play at…
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11 days ago
SimCity That I Used to Know
Regardless of its precise birthday, SimCity was a hugely influential game. Popularizing a genre of “software toys” that presented players with an interactive,…
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12 days ago
Lila (Hinduism) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lila (Sanskrit: लीला, IAST līlā) or Leela, like many Sanskrit words, cannot be literally translated to English but can be loosely translated as “play” (noun).…
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12 days ago
Read Iggy Pop's incredible John Peel lecture
Enjoy bonus videos, photos and posts and have your say on the the latest music!
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Tuesday 14th October 2014 by Andy Morris | Photos…
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14 days ago
swannodette/om
A ClojureScript interface to Facebook’s React.
Om allows users to represent their UIs simply as EDN. Because ClojureScript data is immutable data, Om can always…
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14 days ago
Blameful Post Mortem: Male Allies Edition
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14 days ago
The Cosmic Encounter Game - New Player's Guide - Board Game Strategies
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This is a repost of an article by Randall Barnes at BoardGameGeek.
Having sifted through the Strategy area at…
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15 days ago
2012 Strategy Game of the Year: Puzzle Strike 3rd Edition
Buy It (Amazon) | Rules (PDF) | Play Online (Fantasy Strike)
Every game site and its mom gives out year-end awards. We’re no trend-buckers, so welcome to the…
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15 days ago
Sirlin.Net - Blog - Puzzle Strike and the Quest for a Tournament Quality Deckbuilding Game
Just a reminder that Puzzle Strike Shadows as well as Puzzle Strike 3rd Edition are up on Kickstarter right now. Let’s delve into the design in excruciating…
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15 days ago
Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage
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I grew up in the evangelical Christian subculture, among the people on whom Ned Flanders and the Veals on Arrested Development were patterned. So the…
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15 days ago
Paul Chiusano: The problematic culture of "Worse is Better"
Functional programming, UX, tech, econ
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I offer Scala and FP consulting services. If you’re interested in working together,…
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15 days ago
Everything I Have Learned I Have Learned From Someone Else
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Java 8 was released in March 2014 and introduced lambda expressions as its flagship feature. This article sheds light on how Java 8…
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18 days ago
The Maker Movement
I’ve been so busy making making things, making a hackerspace at FamiLAB, making a Maker Faire, talking about Making our Community better, and launching a…
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19 days ago
[Python-Dev] Python-3.0, unicode, and os.environ
Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com Thu Dec 4 21:02:19 CET 2008 I opened up bug http://bugs.python.org/issue4006 a while ago and it was suggested in the…
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19 days ago
MathPuzzle.com
Material added 26 Feb 06 Hexomino wine rack Jed Sullivan: Thought you might get a kick out of this hexomino wine rack design, assuming you haven’t seen it…
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21 days ago
The Birth of Visual Basic
Visual Basic was conceived when “Ruby” met “Embedded Basic” for the first time in August of 1989. Ruby was a “shell construction set” originally created by Alan…
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21 days ago
Nobody Reads Your Blog - Notes on Linux: Harry Potter and the System of Privilege
This is hopefully the last in a series of posts about my experiences diving deeper into Linux, the first ones being about Mac being too pretty, Linux being too…
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21 days ago
Abluxxen is the Card Game of the Year!
Germany’s Fairplay Magazine has announced the results of 2014’s À la carte award, presented annually to the best card game released during the previous 12…
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21 days ago
40,000 suicides annually, yet America simply shrugs
There’s a suicide in the USA every 13 minutes.
Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY
Standing high above the San Francisco Bay, perched on an I-beam outside the Golden Gate…
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21 days ago
Clojure and me » These aren’t the reducing functions you are looking for
Transducers are powerful and easy to grasp when they claim they transform reducing functions. However once you scratch their surface you quickly realize that’s…
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22 days ago
On the sickness of our community [LWN.net]
The following subscription-only content has been made available to you by an LWN subscriber. Thousands of subscribers depend on LWN for the best news from the…
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22 days ago
Another Deduction Method | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeek
Chris Renshall (darthneo) California This is by no means a completed idea, I have not tried to break it so there might be/are holes in the theory…Lets say that…
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23 days ago
Factor: a practical stack language: Compiler overhaul
I’m back from vacation, and I’ve overhauled how the Factor compiler recompiles changed definitions. The code is in my git repo but it is not entirely stable.…
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23 days ago
Not All Men: A Brief History of Every Dude's Favorite Argument
On April 10, artist Matt Lubchansky updated his popular webcomic series, Please Listen To Me, with a new comic called “Save Me.” It features a presumably…
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23 days ago
Why We're Learning Clojure
At Gaslight we’re most widely known for our work with Ruby and Rails. We’re also highly experienced in everything JavaScript from JQuery to Ember to AngularJS…
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23 days ago
Social Networking as Peer Surveillance
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Tech news articles preach the dangers of sophisticated programs at startups misusing data we give them, performing sociological experiments…
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23 days ago
Life of a HTTP request, as seen by my toy web server — Leandro Pereira
When learning a new programming language, I tend to write two things with it: a language interpreter (usually a FORTH-like language or Brainfuck if I’m feeling…
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23 days ago
The culture wars are back, and this time, everyone can win
The last culture war, often pitting movement conservatives figures against artists, was fought over whether culture was or should be decent. Concerns about…
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23 days ago
Atheists Aren't the Problem, Christian Intolerance Is the Problem
Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and internationally best-selling author. Robyn Blumner is the executive director of the Richard Dawkins Foundation…
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23 days ago
A schemaless computer database in 1965 - bobdc.blog
I’ve been reading up on America’s post-war attempt to keep up the accelerated pace of R&D that began during World War II. This effort led to an infrastructure…
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23 days ago
[erlang-questions] Erlang Memory Question
Richard A. O’Keefe <> Tue Sep 23 09:12:12 CEST 2014 On 23/09/2014, at 2:24 PM, Eranga Udesh wrote: > Thanks for the information received so far. » Wouldn’t it…
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24 days ago
Ess Expressions
EssExpressions is the common term for symbolic expressions in the Lisp programming community. A symbolic expression (sexp) is simply one piece of data, like a…
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24 days ago
Rethinking Compiler Design
Objectives A radical rethink of optimizing compiler design Features It is worth noting that several features also imply properties of language design. Coded as…
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24 days ago
Rambles around computer science
Diverting trains of thought, wasting precious time
My essay “In Search of Types” attempts to be a dispassionate review of some of the different concepts,…
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24 days ago
Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy
A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.
Asking “[w]ho really rules?” researchers Martin Gilens and…
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24 days ago
Object Oriented Programming is an expensive disaster which must end | Smash Company
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The No True Scottsman fallacy leads to…
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24 days ago
On sexism, sexual assault and the threat of the ‘non-bro’
When I was just a little bitty budding activist just starting to get involved in organizing and protesting more heavily than I had in high school, I remember…
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25 days ago
Gone Gaming: Magic Realm Part one - Why?
Following up on my theme of games that promote obsession, I am left to recount the past two months of time spent with an old Avalon Hill flatbox. This flatbox…
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25 days ago
Gone Gaming: Magic Realm Part Two
First off, let me apologize for doing a two part article with my normal two week delay. It seems like a bit too long to wait to post the second half. Oh well,…
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25 days ago
The Book No One Read - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus
I remember well the first time my certainty of a bright future evaporated, when my confidence in the panacea of technological progress was shaken. It was in…
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25 days ago
Tim Lott – Zen Buddhism and Alan Watts
Ever since I was a child, I have been acutely sensitive to the idea — in the way that other people seem to feel only after bereavement or some shocking…
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25 days ago
‘The Mind of a Chef,’ With David Chang on PBS
DID Julia Child ever pick up a brick of raw instant-ramen noodles and take a big bite? (And then say, “It’s pretty tasty”?) Has Lidia Bastianich ever mocked a…
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26 days ago
Tabletop Season Three: Shall We Play A Few Games?
For the past several months, my producer Boyan, and I built a list of about 140 games that were potential candidates for Tabletop. We spent the last five weeks…
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26 days ago
The China Labyrinth
MindSports You are here: HomePuzzlesTilingsThe China Labyrinth Who’s Online We have 48 guests and no members online The China Labyrinth was conceived in the…
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29 days ago
Modularity and testability - Coding the Architecture
I’ve been writing blog posts covering a number of topics over the past few months; from the conflict between software architecture and code and…
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4 weeks ago
Investigation: Trick-Taking | Design Mystery | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Kevin Jeffrey (toombs79) CanadaSurreyBritish Columbia Investigation: Trick-TakingTrick-taking games were a favourite of mine when I was younger.…
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4 weeks ago
Review by SOS (from 1999) | Botswana | BoardGameGeek
Steffan O’Sullivan (sos1) United StatesPlymouthNH “All history is made up. Good history is made up by good historians; bad history is made up by the others.”…
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4 weeks ago
A Hidden Gem | Mentalis | BoardGameGeek
Simon Hunt (simonh) United StatesRosevilleCalifornia An IntroductionMentalis is a delightful, abstract game for two players that plays in about 20 - 30 minutes.…
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4 weeks ago
Semantic Design
Here’s a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. This is an exposition of a unique, powerful, and (retrospectively) obvious software design approach. I owe…
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4 weeks ago
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