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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Linkdump for September 30th

by Rob Friesel

Inescapable, apocalyptic dread: The terrifying nuclear autumn of 1983 Alexander Zaitchik (Salon.com): You could fill an entire book with the Strangelovean rhetoric of the first two years of Reagan’s term. (tagged: Cold War Nostalgia ) Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions Had this sent to me around the same time that this other (derived?) image was making […]

review: Jasmine JavaScript Testing

by Rob Friesel

Packt Publishing recently released Jasmine JavaScript Testing by Paulo Ragonha (@pirelenito), and I just wrapped up reading it this morning. I’ve read a few books on JavaScript unit testing1 and at least one other that was dedicated to Jasmine,2 and this one is a strong entry. If you’re unfamiliar with Jasmine, Ragonha will give you […]

Linkdump for September 23rd

by Rob Friesel

Does CoffeeScript Have a Future? The most interesting bit in here was Joel Turnbull quoting Tom Dale: I’m not so confident now. What has shifted? Tom Dale states in the thread “Every CoffeeScript developer knows JavaScript. The inverse is not true.” This rings true for me, and it’s not so much that something has shifted. […]

Linkdump for September 3rd

by Rob Friesel

Decoupling Your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Philip Walton: Almost every type of coupling between HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can be lessened with an appropriate use of classes and a predictable class naming convention. Long read, but he has lots of good points. And as he points out, a lot of these are easy (and tempting) […]

dream.20130901: secret ways

by Rob Friesel

Into the hospital through the Emergency Room. Down the hall, bear right. Bear right again. Took a wrong turn; back up, retrace your steps, go left at the shelf full of antiseptic swabs. Behind the lightbox for the X-rays is a door. Pass through the door and you find a crowded room. A party. Navigate […]