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Embedded in Academia : A Guide to Undefined Behavior in C and C++, Part 1
Also see Part 2 and Part 3.
Programming languages typically make a distinction between normal program actions and erroneous actions. For Turing-complete…
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6 hours ago
Embedded in Academia : Proposal for a Friendly Dialect of C
{ 2014 08 27 } [This post is jointly authored by Pascal Cuoq, Matthew Flatt, and John Regehr.] In this post, we will assume that you are comfortable with the…
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13 hours ago
Readings in Databases | Hacker News
Database Systems: The Complete Book by Garcia-Molina, Ullman, and Widom seems to be one of the few full books with decent coverage of implementing a database,…
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15 hours ago
Readings in Databases
A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems.
The Five-Minute Rule Ten Years Later, and Other Computer Storage Rules of…
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Erlang and code style — Medium
Correct Erlang usage mandates you do not write any kind of defensive code. This is called intentional programming. You write code for the intentional control…
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yesterday
The Last Line Effect
I have studied numbers of errors caused by using the Copy-Paste method and can assure you that programmers most often tend to make mistakes in the last fragment…
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yesterday
Build Tools - Make, no more
Had to update some CSS on my site over the weekend, which led me to updating some LESS file. The template I use for the site uses Grunt, which forced me to…
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yesterday
New Game: DITION | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Lisandro Iaffar (Libertador) Argentina DITIONCharacteristics The essential idea behind the development of this game was to create a mechanism that would allow…
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2 days ago
Microservices for the Grumpy Neckbeard
Recently microservices have been getting a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Articles about them tend to fall into two camps, which I’ll…
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2 days ago
Race Games: Cyningstan
Here at Cyningstan we want to spread our enthusiasm for the traditional board games that have entertained people not just for centuries, but for millennia.…
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2 days ago
Extremely Honest Programming
The true cost of new features is one of the toughest things for Product Managers to understand. When you’ve got a full-time team of salaried developers at your…
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3 days ago
Game of Life News: Beyond Herschels
If you asked a fellow Life enthusiast for the most important GoL discoveries in the 1990s, the Herschel track must surely feature. With a few elementary…
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3 days ago
A Conversation with Alan Kay
When you want to gain a historical perspective on personal computing and programming languages, why not turn to one of the industry’s preeminent pioneers? That…
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3 days ago
Spielfrieks is an open discussion of sophisticated board and card games ()
Spielfrieks is an open discussion of sophisticated board and card games () W. Eric Martin | 26 Feb 19:42 2007 Fragor Fundraiser for Boardgame News: Win Hameln…
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Openism, IPism, Fundamentalism, and Pragmatism
I consider the 20th century to have ended on Sept. 15, 2008. On that day, U.S. financial-services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection. This…
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3 days ago
Playing-card review 6: Wilhelm Tell cards
Wilhelm Tell cards are fairly common in the Central and Eastern Europe: Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, western Romania and…
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3 days ago
Typed Logic: Dylan: the harsh realities of the market
So, this is a little case study. I did everything for Dylan. And when I say everything, I mean everything. Here’s my resumé:I got excited about Dylan as a user,…
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3 days ago
The 13th Warrior
THE 13TH WARRIOR sounds like a pretty badass thing to be, but let’s be clear: Ahmed ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) is number thirteen out of thirteen. In other…
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3 days ago
Lessons In Manliness from Fight Club
SHARE “The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.”
Today we’re gonna break the first rule with aplomb. Hey, everyone else does too.…
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3 days ago
5e Monster Manual - Before the Monsters
At Gencon, WOTC had some advanced copies of the Monster Manual, and they were kind enough to provide me with one. I won’t be sharing any images or anything from…
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3 days ago
Isomorphism
Have you ever considered all of the empty space on a Checkers board? Half of the squares are unused. You might legitimately ask why they’re even there.
That, of…
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4 days ago
Metamorphosis
Magic is, at its core, a game about change. I believe the reason that Magicis as healthy as it is (and has lasted as long as it has) stems from the fact that…
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4 days ago
review: If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript | found drama
Reading this book, I am reminded first of my friend Mike. Of an evening in Baltimore at a mutual friend’s home. Of vodka consumed and books given conversational…
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4 days ago
Mojo (board game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mojo is a two-player, 3 in-a-row abstract strategy board game played with original and unique “thrice-sliced-dice”. The pieces, handmade to order in India, are…
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8 days ago
SciFi Dune: Dune Genesis by Frank Herbert
This essay was originally published in the July 1980 issue of Omni Magazine. It has never been reprinted, and most DUNE fans have not had the opportunity to…
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8 days ago
Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information: The Strongest Chess Tournament in History
Rich As A King SC Privacy Policy Click on the picture above for the Privacy Policy of this blog Sofia Polgar Website Click on image to visit Sofia’s site Judit…
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8 days ago
[erlang-questions] Potion: was "Erlang for youngsters"
Richard A. O’Keefe <> Sun Aug 17 06:53:46 CEST 2014 On 17/08/2014, at 3:56 PM, Michael Turner wrote: > Has anyone ever done any /science/ on what makes a…
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8 days ago
Oasis (video game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oasis is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Mind Control Software and published for Microsoft Windows by PlayFirst in April 2005. Konami released a…
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8 days ago
Drop7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Drop7 is a puzzle game for play on devices running the operating systems Android and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). The game was developed by Area/Code…
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8 days ago
Tile-matching video game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A is a type of puzzle video game where the player manipulates tiles in order to make them disappear according to a matching criterion.[1] In many tile-matching…
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8 days ago
The single most important Zendo strategy - Board Game Strategies
Zendo rules Zendo strategy Wiki
Zendo is an induction game, which means you have to apply the scientific method in order to win. In the game, a moderator…
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9 days ago
Monkey Traps | Vagabond Gamer
If you put a banana in a jar, and make a hole in the side of the jar that’s big enough for a monkey’s hand but not big enough for a banana, and affix the jar to…
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9 days ago
Vagabond Gamer | Design Thoughts From the Road
If you put a banana in a jar, and make a hole in the side of the jar that’s big enough for a monkey’s hand but not big enough for a banana, and affix the jar to…
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9 days ago
Groddeck
A Course in Miracles Home > I. Miracles > Ego > II. Disappearance > Groddeck > Shakespeare > King Lear > Merchant of Venice > Othello > Notes Dr. Georg Groddeck…
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9 days ago
Georg Groddeck, Georg Groddeck-Gesellschaft
Georg Groddeck Physician, Author, “Wild Analyst”, Social Reformer Man is inhabited by the unknown, the unconscious. “In him is an It, something wonderful which…
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9 days ago
Groddeeck: The Book of the It
Groddeck, Georg. (1923). The book
of the it. New York : International Universities Press, 1976.
(Original title: Das Buch vom Es) So, my dear, you want me to…
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9 days ago
Georg Groddeck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(13 October 1866 Bad Kösen – 10 June 1934 Knonau, near Zurich) was a physician and writer regarded as a pioneer of psychosomatic medicine. “He who draws the…
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9 days ago
The idea funnel
Have many ideas. Pick the right ones. Ditch the wrong ones. Succeed. Sounds simple! That’s the theory, anyway. I’ve been following a process that’s based on…
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9 days ago
Laurence Tratt: Another Non-Argument in Type Systems
October 25 2012
My firm belief is that statically and dynamically typed languages overlap in some ways, but differ in others. Each has tasks they are better…
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9 days ago
Clojure Compilation: Full Disclojure
The previous post looked at how a Hello World Clojure app is compiled. We saw how a Java source file compiles to a single Java class file while a comparable…
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9 days ago
The Decktet - An Addictive Alternate Card Deck from a Parallel World
As inventor P.D. Magnus puts it: “The Decktet is a collection of cards with suits, ranks, and named images. It is the kind of tarot deck they use in the…
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9 days ago
Laurence Tratt: The Bootstrapped Compiler and the Damage Done
December 4 2013
There are obvious advantages to creating a bootstrapped compiler. Most notably, it means that the language being designed and implemented is…
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9 days ago
Piecepack Article
When I was a lad, my folks used to visit my aunt and uncle to play cards. When I asked my father what games they played, he informed me that they usually played…
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10 days ago
X-COM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
X-COM (sometimes stylized as X-Com) is a science fiction video game franchise featuring the titular fictional organization tasked with countering alien…
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10 days ago
FTL: Faster Than Light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
is a top-down, real time strategy video game created by indie developers Subset Games. In the game, the player controls the crew of a single spacecraft, holding…
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10 days ago
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
is a game developed by Australian company Infinite Interactive and published by D3 Publisher. The game combines role-playing with strategy and puzzle elements.…
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10 days ago
The S in REST
18 August 2014
REST is a vast improvement over complex things like SOAP and CORBA, but I think we still have a way to go before we’ve reached simple. REST is an…
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10 days ago
10+ years of designing games in public | Opensource.com
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I’m a board game designer. It’s a fun, creative, scary job and worlds away from my former career in…
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10 days ago
Post: Introducing Dragonmark Circulate
Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) provides excellent patterns for building concurrent systems. Clojure’s core.async provides a Clojure implementation of…
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10 days ago
New Game: Clots
Last week I posted an update to my game Ketchup, the final version (fingers crossed) in a string of versions. In my tinkering I’ve come to grok its weaknesses,…
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10 days ago
The World of Abstract Games
[Jul 12] The Big Game Hunter external link [May 20] Product, Strike [Feb 27] Drommels [Jan 16] Stoical Go
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11 days ago
Clues for a General Game Design Methodology
Previous Section : Semantic Needs Next Section : Links “Star-scripting across the Universe…”
At this point, I don’t intend to make another script language…
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11 days ago
Clues for a General Game Design Methodology
Previous Section : Table of Contents Next Section : Semantic Needs “Reality in not user-friendly”
It is a good step to define what is the world’s conceptual…
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11 days ago
Clues for a General Game Design Methodology
”[…] We should be able to play a side-scrolling shooter on a Game Boy, figure out one cool aspect of it, and apply that idea to the 3D simulation we’re…
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11 days ago
Redefining the Abstract
Like this man, I’ve been working really hard on my definition
If you’re into abstract games and read the wondertubes, you’ve probably come across an article…
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11 days ago
The unwinnable game
Two humans - one Norwegian and one Indian - have been competing for the World Chess Championship. Neither of them would fancy their chances against the best…
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11 days ago
Some notes about Inside strategy after a couple dozen plays | Inside | BoardGameGeek
Russ Williams (russ) PolandWrocławDolny Śląsk My SO and I have played Inside a couple dozen times now. I’ve played with several other players of various skill…
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11 days ago
Let's Write a Transducer!
For me, Rich Hickey’s original post on transducers raised more questions than it answered. Stian Eikeland wrote a good guide on how to use them, but it didn’t…
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11 days ago
Random Placement in Design | This blog will self-destruct every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Most boardgames have random elements. It could be something small like player order or available resources at setup. Where that random element is placed in a…
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11 days ago
Games of Thrones? Popular Medieval Board Games
By Jenneka Janzen
Living without modern entertainment luxuries, what did medieval people do for fun? Surely it wasn’t all farm labour, praying, or jousting (to…
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13 days ago
Cherry 2000
CHERRY 2000 is a quirky post-apocalyptic adventure, one with a cool sci-fi western premise and alot of underlying oddness and satirical observation about life…
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13 days ago
Human Action
The masterpiece first appeared in German in 1940 and then disappeared, only to reappear in English in 1949. It was a sensation, the largest and most scientific…
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13 days ago
Predictability of abstract games: and some theory | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Charles Zheng (snarles) United StatesColorado I define the “predictability” of an game as follows: can a player consistently win against another player with…
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15 days ago
Paul Chiusano: Solving the wrong problems (and why zippers are not all that useful)
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I offer Scala and FP consulting services. If you’re interested in working together,…
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16 days ago
Some of Richard's pbmserver games
Abalone:11 gamesAkron:20 gamesAmazons:45 gamesAnkor:0 gamesAvalancheChess:2 gamesBackgammon:1704 gamesBatalo:1 gameBlobs:0 gamesBoche:1 gameBreakthrough:1…
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17 days ago
Arimaa Forum - Christian Freeling on inventing games (part 2)
Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register. Aug 11th, 2014, 7:59am Arimaa Forum « Christian Freeling on inventing games (part 2) » « Previous topic | Next topic »…
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17 days ago
Arimaa Forum - Essay by Christian Freeling on inventing games
Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register. Aug 11th, 2014, 7:59am Arimaa Forum « Essay by Christian Freeling on inventing games » « Previous topic | Next topic »…
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17 days ago
Abstract Strategy Games Online: The Definitive Guide
This is a (regularly updated) guide to the best places to learn about/discuss/play/buy abstract games online. I’m an abstract strategy games nutjob and…
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17 days ago
How you can help
Your help for making the Chess Variant Pages bigger and better is highly appreciated. Indeed, the Chess Variant Pages wouldn’t be as they are today without all…
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17 days ago
Math Games: A Zillion Connection Games
Ed Pegg Jr., March 28, 2005
At a family gathering a few years back, I taught the game of Go to a young nephew. In the space of a few hours, he learned the…
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17 days ago
History
And so it was —- Poly-Y, the game Y had always wanted to be, was born. With the same tactics as Y, Poly-Y was deeper strategically, had another strategic…
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17 days ago
Gipf: I play the game
Interview with Abstract GamesBy Kerry Handscomb.This interview was published in Issue 6 (Summer 2001) of Abtract Games, a magzine that is completely focussed on…
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17 days ago
Yavalath: On Evolutionary Game Design | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Cameron Browne (camb) AustraliaBrisbaneQueensland In November 2007, a new board game called Yavalath was invented. The rules of Yavalath are simple:…
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17 days ago
Interview
Well, I myself think I’m one of the best game inventors, but I don’t know how many others would agree with that. A lot of people have told me I’m a “cult…
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17 days ago
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIS | EW.com
Last July, at a Planet Hollywood opening in Indianapolis, Chris Farley, sweating profusely, grossly overweight, and acting completely out of it, was hamming it…
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17 days ago
Dada’s Boy
According to the book, Farley’s talent ran far deeper than the public ever knew. “Chris was never captured in either movies or TV as good as he was onstage,”…
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17 days ago
What happens if you write a TCP stack in Python? - Julia Evans
During Hacker School, I wanted to understand networking better, and I decided to write a miniature TCP stack as part of that. I was much more comfortable with…
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17 days ago
Steven Meyers' homepage
last updated May 18th 2014 LINK TO BOXOFF IOS APP!
my wife Christine and I
This website provides information on some games that appeared in Games magazine and…
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18 days ago
First Impressions Review: "Player's Handbook" for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
I’m going to assume that if you’re here on Critical Hits, you know D&D. As such, I’m not going to go into the history of D&D editions, the open playtesting…
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18 days ago
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