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Monthly Archives: November 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

by Rob Friesel

Short version: In my fourth NaNoWriMo effort1, I have “won” again. Turning in 63,311 words. And I’ve probably got at least that many to go to finish the draft of this novel. That is to say, it’s only about halfway done. There’s a “long version” of this post that I’m thinking of making–some reflections on […]

Linkdump for November 28th

by Rob Friesel

Delicious Deal at Seven Days — that's our café! (tagged: food ) Pandoc Well that looks… awesome. (tagged: markdown markup haskell text conversion todo ) A reading list for JVM-based developers at Prehensile Tail (tagged: jvm java work todo ) DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s Alan Taylor, The Atlantic; fascinating […]

Linkdump for November 25th

by Rob Friesel

Strip Mining the Authors The Passive Voice; filed under: "some of the reasons that I'm taking a serious look at self-publishing." (tagged: writing publishing ) Swagger "A simple, open standard for describing REST APIs with JSON" (tagged: api documentation framework development generator work ) About Pepper Spray At Scientific American Blog Network — short version: […]

dream.20111125: Arduino

by Rob Friesel

It’s an electronics store in a castle. Even the shelves are stone. We are in a rush, so I do not carefully inspect each item. I grab a basket. And I start filling it with parts. The breadboard, resistors… I don’t know what I’m looking for. I don’t even have a plan. I just start […]

dream.20111120: banquet

by Rob Friesel

A dinner party. A function. A banquet. But you arrive early. They shuffle you into a back room, a speakeasy type of lounge to wait. But it is the wrong one, even though you recognize some of your friends and acquaintances. You try to order a drink but there are interruptions. People in front of […]

Linkdump for November 19th

by Rob Friesel

Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi "This is what happened. You are responsible for it." (tagged: ows OccupyUCDavis occupy politics ) Letter From A Liberal To A Young Marine (That 53% Guy) (tagged: OWS economy politics essay ) Caught on Camera: 10 Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters At AlterNet. (tagged: OWS economy […]

Linkdump for November 16th

by Rob Friesel

JavaScript does not need classes Alex Rauschmayer on why JavaScript doesn't need classes. (tagged: javascript ) Why I want Classes in JavaScript David Flanagan on why he wants "classes" in JavaScript. For my money: I agree in spirit, but I think calling the syntax sugar by "class" sends the wrong message. (And no, I don't […]