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Shaun Finglas: Release It - Highlights Part 1
Release It! is one of the most useful books I’ve read. The advice and suggestions inside certainly change your perspective on how to write software. My key…
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16 hours ago
Sator Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The (or Rotas Square) is a word square containing a Latin palindrome:
The five words may be read top-to-bottom, bottom-to-top, left-to-right, or right-to-left.…
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yesterday
How To | Cheapass Games
This page is a collection of articles and videos about building your own Cheapass Games, how to play Cheapass Games, game design in general, and so on. Basic…
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yesterday
Fish Cook Designer's Diary | Cheapass Games
“It doesn’t matter what we call it,” I said. “We could call it ‘Yum Yum Super Fish Delicious.” And we nearly did.
Fish Cook was created in 2012 and released in…
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yesterday
How recursion got into programming: a comedy of errors
By now it is difficult to imagine that once there was a time when the utility, and even the possibility, of recursion in programming was in doubt. Yet that was…
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2 days ago
The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz
If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts The lecture below was delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at…
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2 days ago
A Time Machine for Augmenting Past Software Execution in the Cloud on Vimeo
What if you could go back in time when your was application running in the cloud performing some service request and inject code into the execution flow that augments this new simulated reality to gain insights and extend the reach of your software behavioral analysis in a very natural manner that is not readily distinguishable from the reality it mirrors? In this video I show how I can change the space and time dimensions in the monitoring of a DataStax Cassandra server running on the Google Cloud platform using Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) like interception of present and past code execution.
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5 days ago
Exactly Eight Times Better Than Checkers - SahmReviews.com
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On Sunday I showed you CrossWise, a Thrift Treasure find that was a solid abstract strategy game. If you’re a fan of this type of game, but are stuck…
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6 days ago
Capablanca chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(or Capablanca’s chess) is a chess variant invented in the 1920s by former World Chess Champion José Raúl Capablanca. It incorporates two new pieces and is…
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7 days ago
A Game Designer Tries to Fix the Hugo Awards
I went to my first WorldCon this weekend. Nominally, I was there to do some Maze of Games signings and play games with fans. But really, I was there to see the…
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8 days ago
Harvey, an operating system with Plan 9's shadow — This is not a Monad tutorial — Medium
This is not a Monad tutorial interviewed Álvaro Jurado about the development of Harvey OS (code in github). If you haven’t yet played around with Plan 9, this…
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8 days ago
Designer's Notes for Cannonball Colony | Cannonball Colony | BoardGameGeek
Phil Walker-Harding (Phil81) AustraliaSummer HillNSW Designer’s Notes for Cannonball ColonyBy Phil HardingCannonball Colony began for me as way to explore the…
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9 days ago
Are Feminine Qualities A Source Of Weakness?
Posted on Aug 24, 2015 | When Dan O’Bannon was writing the script for Alien, he wrote the character of Ripley to be strong and complex. He also originally…
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9 days ago
Vector, the Journal of the British APL Association
Kenneth E. Iverson1920-2004 Vol.26 No.2
Articles in press Full index
© 1984-2015 British APL Association All rights reserved.
Archive articles posted online on…
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9 days ago
SWEET16 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SWEET16 is an interpreted “byte-code” language invented by Steve Wozniak and implemented as part of the Integer BASIC ROM in the Apple II series of computers.…
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9 days ago
python-on-a-chip - p14p for short. - Google Project Hosting
Welcome! Python-on-a-Chip (p14p) is a project to develop a reduced Python virtual machine (codenamed PyMite) that runs a significant subset of the Python language on microcontrollers without an OS. The other parts of p14p are the device drivers, high-level libraries and other tools. Please join the python-on-a-chip google group to discuss this project.
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9 days ago
atalan - Programming language compiler for 8-bit processors - Google Project Hosting
Atalan is new high level experimental programming language for system programming. It is meant to be used for development on 8bit computers like Atari 800, C64, ZX Spectrum and other small (embedded) systems etc.
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9 days ago
Ron's Stuff
Greetings! This simple web page contains various programs I've written that I find useful. I'm putting them up here in case others might find them useful as well.
There is no particular organization, just an ever lengthening page of stuff. Browse down, you might find something interesting.
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9 days ago
The 3-D Printed Violin That Could Lead to a New Stradivarius
This video of Laurent Bernadac, an engineer and lifelong musician, playing the violin looks and sounds very little like a person playing the violin. For one…
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9 days ago
The 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
22 August 2015 | Features, Film Lists | by Gareth Lloyd Around a quarter of the way through a typically riveting Season 2 episode of The Sopranos, Dr Jennifer…
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9 days ago
Tufte CSS
Dave Liepmann
Tufte CSS provides tools to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte’s books and handouts. Tufte’s style is known for its…
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9 days ago
A Woman's Story
A little over sixty years ago, a young, intelligent black woman named Gwen was graduating from Allenby Junior Public School in Toronto. Her teacher provided her…
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9 days ago
Ludographie
[ Précédente ][ Remonter ][ Suivante ] Introduction Since 1994, John Bohrer and his friends publish games. Winsome has 2 trademark : first they publish only…
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12 days ago
At-expressions
If you’ve heard of Racket “at-expressions”, maybe you think they’re “that funny Scribble notation in which you write Racket documentation.”
In fact…
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12 days ago
SdJ Re-Reviews #20: Elfenland
Elfenland: From Elfenroads to Alan Moon’s first SdJ win…
In the early 1990s, frustrated that he could not sell more games to established publishers, Alan R.…
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12 days ago
Writing a Game Boy Advance Game | ReinterpretCast.com
I spent a lot of time as a kid playing (generally, pretty terrible) games on my Game Boy. Having never written code for anything other than ‘regular’ general…
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12 days ago
The Bright Students Left Behind
A great problem in U.S. education is that gifted students are rarely pushed to achieve their full potential. It is no secret that American students overall lag…
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12 days ago
Menace II Society - Vern's Reviews on the Films of Cinema
MENACE II SOCIETY is generally considered the best and most hardcore of the ’90s “hood movies.” BOYZ N THE HOOD (released almost 2 years earlier) was already…
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12 days ago
The Current Limitations of Critical Infrastructure in the Board Game Community | On Gamer's Games | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Jesse Dean (doubtofbuddha) United StatesOrlandoFlorida Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious predator on Earth! In most mediums when an…
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13 days ago
Why I had to invent #iLookLikeAnEngineer to challenge tech stereotypes
Sometimes a simple idea ignites a staggering response — like when Isis Wenger, a 22-year-old platform engineer, created a hashtag that sparked tens of millions…
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13 days ago
Enlightened Imagination For Citizens
In a raging flood, a man risks his life to save a swept away child, but two years earlier he voted against strengthening the levee whose breaching caused the…
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13 days ago
Least resistance weight loss
The weight-loss industry preys on scientific naivete, often conflating good nutrition with the caloric deficit necessary to lose weight.
While nutrition matters…
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14 days ago
Hacking strength: Gaining muscle with least resistance
After my daughter was born, I made a commitment to get “in shape.”
I lost close to 50 pounds (23 kg) in six months.
Eight inches came off my waist.
Then, after…
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14 days ago
Boyz n the Hood - Vern's Reviews on the Films of Cinema
Of course I had to re-watch BOYZ N THE HOOD as part of the N.W.A celebration. Not only is it named after an Eazy-E song, but it’s the actorial debut of Ice…
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14 days ago
HOWTO: Boot your Raspberry Pi into a fullscreen browser kiosk | Wired Watershed
It seems there’s some demand for knowledge of setting up a full-screen, browser-based kiosk on the all-singing Raspberry Pi. Here at Watershed we’ve done this,…
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14 days ago
Games Conceived
Here is a game for 2 players played using an n-by-n grid drawn on paper. Players take turns. On a turn a player writes any one integer, 1 to n, into any empty…
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14 days ago
A wish list | David R. MacIver
Once upon a time I was really into programming languages. I cared a lot about Scala and Haskell, I was interested in all sorts of weird languages (Shout out to…
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14 days ago
What if we had more finished libraries? | David R. MacIver
Mark Jason Dominus has a piece from a while ago in which he says the following:
I released the Text::Template module several years ago, and it was immediately…
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14 days ago
Steve Jobs's interview with Red Herring, 1996
The Herring: Beginning when Jim Clark met Marc Andreessen and founded Netscape, every technology executive seems to have had their own “road to Damascus”…
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14 days ago
The Usual Suspects - The Life and Art of Vern
Do you guys know about these “Usual Suspects”? They’re this group of criminals who get rounded up one day for a line up for some crime none of them had anything…
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15 days ago
Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance
Albert Mach wants to help you lead a Viking clan. He wants you to compete for honor and treasure and the control of islands. He wants you to tame the wild…
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15 days ago
A life cut short: Remembering the tragedy of Amy Winehouse - CNN.com
Ours is a culture that loves to celebrate youth, but there are those 30 and older who will tell you that leaving one’s 20s behind is like a revelation.
Growing…
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15 days ago
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) — Medium
The Atlantic recently published the cover article for their September issue — it’s entitled “That’s Not Funny: Today’s College Students Can’t Take a Joke,” by…
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15 days ago
Call me Maybe: Chronos
Chronos is a distributed task scheduler (cf. cron) for the Mesos cluster management system. In this edition of Jepsen, we’ll see how simple network…
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15 days ago
How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus
Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean…
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15 days ago
Fragile As F*ck: Why The Male Ego Is Basically A 14-Year-Old Girl
Women get a bad rap. We always have. We’re sensitive, insecure and high-maintenance. We’re moody, confusing and never happy. The worst part of it all, however,…
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19 days ago
Folger Shakespeare Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The is an independent research library on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in the United States. It has the world’s largest collection of the printed works of…
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19 days ago
Charlie Hebdo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(French pronunciation: ​[ʃaʁli ɛbˈdo]; French for Charlie Weekly) is a French satirical weekly magazine,[2] featuring cartoons,[3] reports, polemics, and jokes.…
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19 days ago
Two Player Riichi - Mahjong Wiki (麻将维基)
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mahjong described here is adapted from Fukumoto’s Ten. Speed is emphasized over everything else. In the latter stage of a hand, once tenpai is…
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19 days ago
Dicemasters Cube
So if you’re anything like me you have a lot of sidekick dice lying around. With 16 per starter and every starter a must-buy for its action cards that’s a lot…
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19 days ago
OCaml - Compiling Mini-ML to Javascript | Lexically scoped, Fredrik Dyrkell
I’m a software developer and team leader living in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In focus right now Purescript Clojure[script] Functional programming Haskell DSLs If you…
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19 days ago
ooc » The ooc programming language
ooc is a small programming language with a clear and concise syntax that compiles to C99.
The first step to be able to program in ooc is to install rock, its…
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19 days ago
Microservices Versus Lean - Wide Awake Developers
Back in April, I had the good fortune to speak at Craft Conf in lovely Budapest. It’s a fantastic conference that I would recommend.
During that conference,…
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19 days ago
Links
ClickMazes.com has Andrea Gilbert’s brilliant mazes. See especially her Plank Mazes , which are implemented with excellent graphics in a Java program by Graham…
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20 days ago
mrb: Meeting J-Bob: Notes on 'The Little Prover' Chapters 1-5
Daniel P. Friedman has authored or co-authored an alarming number of Computer Science books that Programming Language enthusiasts would consider classics. Among…
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20 days ago
A blog
Clojure is a programming language that combines several concepts in a unique way. From the outside it is hard to understand the value or importance of these…
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20 days ago
Octopus genome holds clues to uncanny intelligence
Nature | News
DNA sequence expanded in areas otherwise reserved for vertebrates.
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The octopus genome offers clues to how…
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20 days ago
Papers About Games
Certain ethnographers who study games have been more prolific than others in publishing papers about games. Many of these publications are significant because…
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21 days ago
» Microsoft Adventure The Digital Antiquarian
There’s a good chance that you’ve received a forwarded email at least once or twice during the past ten years or so with the photograph above and a snarky…
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21 days ago
» The Pinball Wizard The Digital Antiquarian
Bill Budge in Electronic Arts software artist pose
The name of Bill Budge has already come up from time to time on this blog. Mentioning him has been almost…
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21 days ago
» Elite (or, The Universe on 32 K Per Day) The Digital Antiquarian
Sometimes great works go unappreciated during their time. Other times their time knows exactly what they’re on about. The latter was the good fortune of Elite,…
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22 days ago
Video Games Are Incredibly Stupid!
In another type of game you are again behind the hero, who is on a skateboard or in a cart, and he goes around a course. Then he goes around the course again.…
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22 days ago
The Hidden Power Dynamics of Open Source
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A little over a year ago I attended a programming workshop for women, hosted by an open source organization. I got involved in the…
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22 days ago
On Rules | MIT Technology Review
Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher
On Friday, April 6, 1327, during Easter mass in the Church of St. Claire in Avignon, Francesco ­Petrarca beheld the…
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23 days ago
List of Japanese Weapons from the Edo Period - Tofugu
When I imagine a samurai, I envision a warrior with a sword. And not just any sword, but the world-renowned Japanese katana – a curved blade engineered for…
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23 days ago
The "Wargames IMSAI"
The Official Home Page of… ®( … a small division of the Fischer-Freitas Company )
On the set of the AT&T commercial shoot for their “Voices” campaign -…
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23 days ago
How Apple has Shaped the User Interface
Blog / August 7, 2015 / Permalink A HISTORICAL TIMELINE BY PUNCHKICK INTERACTIVE
Between the revolutionary Macintosh and its foundational mobile products,…
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23 days ago
How yuppies hacked the hacker ethos – Brett Scott – Aeon
Any large and alienating infrastructure controlled by a technocratic elite is bound to provoke. In particular, it will nettle those who want to know how it…
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23 days ago
Kathy Acker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(née Karen Lehmann; April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive…
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23 days ago
The Erik Naggum Bookshelf
The late Erik Naggum had thousands of books. He kept track of some of them on his LibraryThing catalog. This site is derived from that catalog.
You can also get…
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24 days ago
1846 --- a fine introductory game in the 18XX series | 1846 | BoardGameGeek
Eric Brosius (Eric Brosius) United StatesNeedham HeightsMassachusetts A little over a year ago, I decided to re-enter the 18XX hobby, largely because several of…
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25 days ago
Computer Player
MAY Aug FEB 5 2001 2003 2004 8 captures 18 Jul 01 - 25 Jun 04 Close Help …
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27 days ago
Sexism In Startups: The Frank Conversation We Need To Be Having
“Hey G. I will not leave Berlin until having sex with you. Deal?”
That’s an actual email that tech entrepreneur, Gesche Haas, received earlier this year from a…
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29 days ago
Trabsact Sagme Diaries: Chinese and Japanese Go rules
The following Go example shows a safe set of stones with two eyes: … … . . o o … o o . o . . o . o o … o o … … . . Would this set be called a single group even…
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29 days ago
Gleaming the Cube, by Sam Gomersall
Artifacts:

Black Lotus

Chromatic Sphere

Chaos Orb

Cursed Scroll

Icy Manipulator

Lotus Petal

Mana Vault

Scroll Rack

Mox Emerald

Mox Diamond

Mox…
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29 days ago
The Best Food You Can Forage For in Your Backyard
My father has always railed against what he calls “yard clipping salads,” a.k.a. any salad that isn’t made of romaine or iceberg. That’s too bad, because…
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29 days ago
Randolph, Alex (1922-2004) | The Big Game Hunter
Alex Randolph—A Life of Games by Bruce Whitehill Alex Randolph, renowned American game inventor, was honored in 2002 on the occasion of his 80th birthday with…
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4 weeks ago
Chess dice | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Aleksei Skornyakov (alexmad5264) Russia Chess dice. Designed by Aleksei Skornyakov. Copyright © 2009 Aleksei Skornyakov (patent application RU 2009107989).On…
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4 weeks ago
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