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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Linkdump for October 29th

by Rob Friesel

jQuery source viewer Useful little utility by James Padolsey. (Side note: this is one thing about the jQuery API docs that bugs the shit out of me: that you can't jump to the source code. This appears to solve that problem.) (tagged: jQuery JavaScript ) Towards A Retina Web Reda Lemeden, writing at Smashing Coding […]

why I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year

by Rob Friesel

In the past six years, I’ve participated in (and “won”) NaNoWriMo four times.[1] It has been frustrating, stressful, inspirational, enlightening, and fun each time. There is something special about these month-long events. If you do it “right”, and completely let go of your inhibitions–if you abandon the false presumption that your writing will be any […]

Linkdump for October 24th

by Rob Friesel

Beliefs Isaac Z. Schlueter: Every belief must pay rent, constantly, or be evicted. (tagged: beliefs ) Tribune endorsement: Too Many Mitts Salt Lake Tribune: Where, we ask, is the pragmatic, inclusive Romney, the Massachusetts governor who left the state with a model health care plan in place, the Romney who led Utah to Olympic glory? […]

Linkdump for October 23rd

by Rob Friesel

Back From Yet Another Globetrotting Adventure, Indiana Jones Checks His Mail And Discovers That His Bid For Tenure Has Been Denied. By Andy Bryan, at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Though Dr. Jones conducts “field research” far more often than anyone else in the department, he has consistently failed to report the results of his excavations, provide […]

review: Python for Data Analysis

by Rob Friesel

Wes McKinney’s Python for Data Analysis (O’Reilly, 2012) is a tour pandas and NumPy (mostly pandas) for folks looking to crunch “big-ish” data with Python. The target audience is not Pythonistas, but rather scientists, educators, statisticians, financial analysts, and the rest of the “non-programmer” cohort that is finding more and more these days that it […]

Linkdump for October 21st

by Rob Friesel

Yeoman Addy Osmani et al.: "Modern workflows for modern webapps." (tagged: JavaScript Yeoman ) OOCSS + Sass = The best way to CSS By Ian Storm Taylor. The whole "I work at a start-up and things change all the time so OOCSS doesn't work for me" makes me a bit skeptical, but his example patterns […]

Linkdump for October 20th

by Rob Friesel

Photographers, embrace Instagram Richard Koci Hernandez, at CNN.com. Great piece on Instagram and "phone photography" more generally. Photo apps won't magically give Jane the smartphone photographer a better sense of composition, or lighting, or framing. The apps and filters only change a photo's look and aesthetic feel. That doesn't make it a better photo. If […]

Linkdump for October 18th

by Rob Friesel

Fairly Priced Daniel Jalkut, at Bitsplitting.org: The culture of low-priced software is artificially pulling the prices of many apps downward, while in this case Twitter, with its API token-limitation policy, is artificially pulling the price upward. Pricing shit is complicated. (tagged: business software Twitter pricing ) you keep using that word Garann Means: If there’s […]

Sarah & Joanna

by Rob Friesel

To my dear friends Sarah and Joanna: I wish I was down there helping you to celebrate your union today. Circumstances conspired against us. I regret that I am not there, but I know that your wedding will be full of joy, and your lives together will be long and equally joyous. We’ll see you […]

Linkdump for October 12th

by Rob Friesel

The Node Beginner Book A comprehensive Node.js tutorial by Manuel Kiessling. (tagged: JavaScript Node.js ) Mitt Romney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Foreign-Policy Speech Conor Friefersdorf, writing for The Atlantic: Should Romney be elected he'll almost certainly work closely with despots in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, for example, and he'll fear certain possible democratic […]