I just like, really, really love bikes and trains.
“Patterns of Software” explores the work of the architect Christopher Alexander as it relates to the creation of software.
WebDiplomacy is up!
The game can be found here: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=226585
It looks like I can't add people, so please join at the link. The password is "futurenausea".
The name is a typo that I just ran with, so all posts after this one about Diplomacy will need to be CW'd behind "#robbinfirm" to keep things weird on the ole' federation.
actually, systemd is the name of the inventor. you‘re thinking of systemd‘s monster.
some ways of discovering interesting pages on a domain, with ribbonfarm as an example. would love to hear yours 😃
sort by captures on the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/ribbonfarm.com/*
twitter search: https://twitter.com/search?q=ribbonfarm.com
pocket explore: https://getpocket.com/explore/ribbonfarm-com
reddit sort by votes: https://old.reddit.com/domain/ribbonfarm.com/top/?t=all
More data cleaning horror stories:
an empty address field gets turned into a null, which gets turned into a Python None, which gets turned into the string "None", which is then turned via Google Maps API geocoding into "44.934329, 7.5238781".
That is the latitude and longitude of "None", a small town southwest of Turin, Italy. 🤦
Any recommendation for a textbook on introduction to automatic theorem proving?
Currently reformulating the placeholder for my editorial services (see here: swellandcut.com/editorial). Would welcome comments on what’s currently there, but also I’m on the lookout for people willing to critique a new value proposition I’m drafting.
DM me if interested :)
Do people _want_ their employment to provide more than cash and a sense of excellence?
"Company culture" seems like bullshit to me. Companies have process, they have power structures. But "culture"?
What am I missing?
Soliciting: your favorite academic paper that’s comprehensible for any generally educated reader. Post as separate tweet, not as reply.
Old thought I'm sure - but VC investment does provide a strong and useful social signal that helps employees, business customers separate wheat from chaff.
Were I to bootstrap, I'd almost want to try to raise a tiny amount - just $10,000 or $25,000 - from a well-known angel just for the social proof.
I'm wondering if there's any reasonable alternative.
This morning met an... interesting and eccentric gentleman at a local meetup.
He's in his late 70s, previously earned several patents, cofounded a 'household'-name software biz, etc.
Now he seems to be on about a divinely-inspired project that seems to be part programming language, part woo, part timecube.
I really don't know what to make of it.