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The Essen Experience: Week 4
Once again, Ben, KAS, and Larry (Tom would join us in the evening) intrepidly plowed our way through more of our Essen haul last Saturday. What with coming the…
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Scheme '14 :: 2014 Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop
Scheme ‘14 is the annual Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop. News 2014 Scheme Workshop program and papers have been posted Andy Wingo will be presenting…
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2 days ago
My Way into Clojure: Building a Card Game with Om - Part 1
Cognitect. Inventor of Clojure. @richhickey
Cognitect. Primary maintainer of ClojureScript, creator of Om. @swannodette
Instagram. Primary maintainer of React.…
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3 days ago
Frame language in Clojure (part 2) | High order disfunctions - Disfunzioni di ordine superiore
Prof. Patrick Winston As we saw in the previous post on Frame Language (FL), frames are not only nested associative data structures. but extend the power of a…
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3 days ago
Ways Men In Tech Are Unintentionally Sexist
A friend of mine posted this on Twitter:
I really respect the amount of self-awareness it takes to ask that question! It’s easy to disavow the trolls sending…
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3 days ago
Glass Bead Game Wiki: Glass Bead Game
The Glass Bead Game (“GBG”) is a kind of artform invented by Hermann_Hesse?.
Perhaps the best way to learn about the GBG is to look over our directory of…
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4 days ago
Learning the Rules: Empathy and Enforcement
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“You’ve gotta recognize patterns”, my friend Janet, a veteran UX researcher, likes to say. Whether it’s a design pattern or an…
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4 days ago
What is Gradual Typing | Jeremy Siek
Gradual typing is a type system I developed with Walid Taha in 2006 that allows parts of a program to be dynamically typed and other parts to be statically…
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4 days ago
How Much Do You Cost?
I’m getting a few emails every day from programmers interested in working with Teamed.io remotely. The first question I usually ask is “what is your rate?” (we…
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5 days ago
George Gurdjieff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DEAR WIKIPEDIA READERS:
To protect our independence, we’ll never run ads. We take no government funds. We survive on donations averaging about $15. Now is the…
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6 days ago
One Very Important Thing Is Missing From the New Cosby Biography: A Timeline of the Abuse Charges
Thirty years ago this weekend, The Cosby Show debuted on NBC, and its star was catapulted into the comedic stratosphere. The timing is prime, then, for the…
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6 days ago
Eight fallacies of declarative computing | John D. Cook
Erik Meijer listed eight fallacies of declarative programming in his keynote address at YOW in Melbourne this morning:
To put these in some context, Erik made…
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8 days ago
Concise Om component composition - falkoriemenschneider.de
TL;DR React facilitates the creation of reusable components for single-page browser applications. To be useful in a wide variety of contexts components are…
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8 days ago
The Markup Wars
© 2003 Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org> I have a question. Or really, some ridicule cunningly disguised as a question.
I seem to recall that the whole W3C peanut…
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9 days ago
Code That Tells You Why :: nklein software
A 2006 article by Jeff Atwood titled Code Tells You How, Comments Tell You Why showed up on reddit/r/programming today.
It makes a good point. However, it got…
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9 days ago
Using Clojure To Generate Java To Reimplement Clojure - Factual Blog
Most data structures are designed to hold arbitrary amounts of data. When we talk about their complexity in time and space, we use big O notation, which is only…
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9 days ago
Wild Bill Hickok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)—known as “Wild Bill” Hickok—was a folk character of the American Old West. Although some of his exploits as…
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9 days ago
Re: why we have cons? - Naggum cll archive
Subject: Re: why we have cons? From: Erik Naggum <clerik@naggum.no> Date: 1998/01/03 Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp Message-ID:…
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9 days ago
http://craphound.com/kayetcon2003
Notes from “Daddy, Are We There Yet?” Alan Kay’s talk at O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2003 Cory Doctorow doctorow@craphound.com Please see the end of…
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9 days ago
Frame Language in Clojure (part 1) | High order disfunctions - Disfunzioni di ordine superiore
Prof. Marvin MinskyFrames and Frame Language (FL) are components of a framework used in the seventies to represent chunks of knowledge, see Prof. Marvin Minsky…
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10 days ago
The Fly (1986)
David Cronenberg’s THE FLY is about a best case scenario for a remake. It takes the premise of a fun but very dated old sci-fi joint and gives it context, tone…
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10 days ago
systemd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
systemd is a suite of system management daemons, libraries, and utilities designed for Linux and programmed exclusively for the Linux API. Systemd authors…
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11 days ago
Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options
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In the tech industry, alcohol is currency. It’s used to grow event attendance, to bribe participants, to reward employees and community…
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11 days ago
The Eleven: Advanced Strategy Games
November 11, 2014 by asutbone
This edition of The Eleven marks the end of my unofficial quadrilogy of Game Levels that began in August with Bait Games,…
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11 days ago
The empirical evidence that types affect productivity and correctness - Dan Luu
We need talks on type theory for non-academics. With actual citations/evidence for what % bugs type systems prevent, or dev time they save
There are some pretty…
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12 days ago
clarify | Pew Pew, Die | BoardGameGeek
Recently Viewed Aton Ars Magica Dragon Masters David Crespo Neutreeko Tokaido Gilbert Obermair Black Vienna Middle-earth Role…
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16 days ago
Designer Diary - Five Tribes | Days of Wonder
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In Q4 2014, Five Tribes will start appearing on game store shelves worldwide. I am often asked to talk about the game creation process, so I decided to…
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16 days ago
Figures for "Truchet curves and surfaces"
Figures for “Truchet curves and surfaces”
Cameron Browne Figure 1. Truchet’s original tiles (left) and their popular incarnation (right). Figure 2. Different…
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17 days ago
A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge
As Dan Bricklin remembers it, the idea first came to him in the spring of 1978 while he was sitting in a classroom at the Harvard Business School. It was the…
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17 days ago
journal.stuffwithstuff.com
It’s a funny feeling to spend nearly six years making something and then finally hold it in your hand. It’s simultaneously, “This is it!” and “Is this it?” How…
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17 days ago
IndieGames.com Interview: Andrew Plotkin on Hadean Lands
With the recent release of the brilliant Hadean Lands by Andrew Plotkin, I was reminded of just how wonderful a thing parser-driven interactive fiction can be.…
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17 days ago
All Roads Lead to Amber | Big Game Theory! | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Oliver Kiley (Mezmorki) United StatesAnn ArborMichigan So has anyone read Roger Zelazny’s Amber novels? For those that haven’t, or need a refresher,…
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17 days ago
Woz’s take on the Apple 1’s noisy -5 volt supply « Mike's Hobby Blog
There was a recent thread about the Apple 1’s noisy -5 volt supply on Applefritter, so I asked Woz the following:
One thing a number of us have noticed while…
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18 days ago
Games Designers Play
When I’m explaining a new game to someone, many times I find myself saying things like: “It’s simultaneous role selection that you can share, like Race for the…
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18 days ago
ClojureScript Builds, Rebooted | Adzerk Ad Server API
Login to your account by visiting the web domain you selected for your account, such as http://domain.adzerk.com.
Having trouble remembering? Contact…
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18 days ago
Clojure Code Quality Tools - blog.mattgauger.com
I work with many programming languages on a daily basis. As a polyglot programmer, I’ve come to appreciate tools that help me follow best practices. For…
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19 days ago
The Essen Experience: Week 1
They’re finally here: the new Essen games! For the card-carrying Cult of the New gamer, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year!
Last Saturday, I got…
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19 days ago
First ompressions. A conceptual look at Om - josf.info
Over the past couple of months I’ve been working on a web app, writing it in Clojurescript and using David Nolen’s Om framework. I may end up writing about some…
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19 days ago
Why You Should Never Use MongoDB
Disclaimer: I do not build database engines. I build web applications. I run 4-6 different projects every year, so I build a lot of web applications. I see apps…
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20 days ago
Buffalo Castle Intro
Introduction: Buffalo Castle was the first solo adventure written for Tunnels & Trolls, and as far as we know, it was the first solo adventure written for any…
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20 days ago
games
The Compendium of Free Role Playing Games This is a collection of games, and links to games, that I’ve collected over the past decade. I’m always looking for…
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20 days ago
World Wide FUDGE
FUDGE Freeform, Universal, Do-it-yourself Gaming Engine A Free Role-playing Game (RPG). Copyright 1992, 1995 by Steffan O’Sullivan Version: June, 1995 Table of…
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20 days ago
Dungeons & Dragons retro-clones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
are restatements of Dungeons & Dragons rule editions no longer supported by Wizards of the Coast. They are mostly made possible by the terms of the Open Game…
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20 days ago
CABINET // Forensic Topology
In the 1990s, Los Angeles held the dubious title of “bank robbery capital of the world.” At its height, the city’s bank crime rate hit the incredible frequency…
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21 days ago
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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22 days ago
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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22 days 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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22 days 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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22 days ago
An interview with Steve Jackson
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22 days 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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23 days 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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23 days 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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23 days 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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23 days 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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23 days ago
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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23 days ago
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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23 days ago
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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23 days ago
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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24 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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24 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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24 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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24 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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24 days ago
We Are All Confident Idiots
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By David Dunning • October 27, 2014 • 4:00 AM
(Photo: Gregg Segal)
The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like…
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25 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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26 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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28 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks ago
Read Iggy Pop's incredible John Peel lecture
Enjoy bonus videos, photos and posts and have your say on the the latest music!
Not convinced? Check it out.
Tuesday 14th October 2014 by Andy Morris | Photos…
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5 weeks 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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