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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 January 15th

by Rob Friesel

Filling in Python’s gaps in statistics packages with Rmagic Randal S. Olson on Rmagic, a tool that allows you to execute R code more/less from within your Python scripts: Rmagic lets me pass my data to R, run the R function on the data, then seamlessly return the data back to Python before I start […]

Linkdump for June 29th

by Rob Friesel

How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI 37signals: tl;dr: We made Basecamp Next go woop-woop fast by using a fancy HTML5 feature and some serious elbow grease on them caching wheels (tagged: pushState caching pjax 37signals ) The PHP Singularity Coding Horror: If you want to produce free-as-in-whatever […]

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 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 […]

a better version comparator

by Rob Friesel

Back in February, I wrote a little Ruby script to deal with sorting version numbers as they’re dumped out of the git tag command. The problem (in a nutshell) is that “1.0.2” < “1.0.10” — except that git returns these as strings which sort alphabetically. Hence the original Ruby script. Now: if you’re behaving yourself, and following […]

Grails in Action

by Rob Friesel

Not necessarily the front-end developer’s primer… Rated ★★☆☆☆ on the Goodreads scale, and ★★★☆☆ on the Amazon scale. Not to be too much of a self-apologist, but let me preface this review by indicating that my frustration (and hence my lower rating) comes largely from gaps in my own knowledge. But as a result of […]

Linkdump for August 27th

by Rob Friesel

Things plug-in syntax – Things Wiki (tagged: Quicksilver Things ) A Message on Ted Kennedy to Conservatives Who Hated Him (Mostly Profanity-Free for the Kiddies) at The Rude Pundit (via XJ's Twitter stream) (tagged: TedKennedy politics history ) tap tap tap ~ Convert design evolution Worth the watch. (tagged: video ui usability design ux ) […]