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Linkdump for August 23rd

by Rob Friesel

“One Murder Is Statistically Utterly Unimportant” Molly Crabapple interviewed Warren Ellis for The Paris Review. The title is a quote from the interview, but this one was much better: There is no such thing, I believe, as a killer who sees themselves as the villain of their own story. (tagged: Warren Ellis ) Stop reinventing […]

Linkdump for May 14th

by Rob Friesel

Haruki Murakami and the Art of Japanese Translations Roland Kelts, writing for The New Yorker: Rubin said that the first time he translated a Murakami novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, he phoned the author several times a day to nail word choices and correct inconsistencies. “In one scene, a character had black-framed glasses. In another, […]

Linkdump for April 15th

by Rob Friesel

Simplifying For The Wrong Reasons At Meng To's blog. The writing is a little choppy in spots, but this post is thoughtful and the message rings loud and clear: simplifying your interfaces is great, when you're actually simplifying; but if you're not careful you wind up just making something that's sterile and/or confusing. This isn't […]

Linkdump for January 3rd

by Rob Friesel

Testing Grails – A Collection of Useful Resources Compiled by Tomás Lin. Some familiar, some new, some practically useless, some awesome. (tagged: testing Grails ) What We’ve Really Lost to the Fiscal Cliff: A Sense of Form Nancy Scola, writing for The Atlantic: But the approval of the Sunday-night resolution suggests that, no matter what […]

Linkdump for November 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Add Some PJAX to Grails Bobby Warner writes up his approach to introducing some "pjax" to a Grails app by extending the GrailsLayoutDecoratorMapper. His approach is easy to understand and will probably work quite well for most projects. That being said, I think that pjax is a great technique, but I've found that the jQuery.pjax […]

Linkdump for April 4th

by Rob Friesel

Grails Best Practices Amit Jain writing at InfoQ. Good round-up on (title says it all…) Grails best practices–regardless of whether/not you agree with them all. (tagged: grails ) Remembering Project Gemini At The Atlantic: this "50th anniversary" retrospective of the Gemini missions is stunning and captivating. (tagged: history astronomy space ) Groovy Goodness: Magic Package […]

Linkdump for January 24th

by Rob Friesel

Interview: Neal Stephenson Interview with Neal Stephenson at Lightspeed Magazine: …I think that what science fiction can do in cases like this is provide not just an idea for some specific technical innovation, but also supply a coherent picture of that innovation being integrated into a society and an economy. (tagged: scifi interview Neal Stephenson […]

Linkdump for September 19th

by Rob Friesel

SPDY: An experimental protocol for a faster web at The Chromium Projects — Maybe I'm a little late in looking into this but… better late than never? Got about halfway through it; looks interesting and promising and I need to finish reading. (tagged: webdev tools google performance SPDY todo ) Optimising your Application with Grails […]

Linkdump for May 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Markdown is the new Word 5.1 By Kevin Lipe at Stephen M. Hackett's "Forkbombr" blog — A great (if a bit tangential) essay about writing on a computer and (thus?) what it's like to write on a computer. A lot of this is pretty close to my own feelings on the subject. (And yes: I'm aware […]