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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 April 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Agile in name only James Turner: In contrast, a company that’s agile in name only will cling to a distant release date and a laundry list of features, but still insist on short sprints and closing stories. (tagged: Agile ) shame.css Harry Roberts: You’d be forgiven for thinking the point of this whole exercise is […]

Linkdump for November 17th

by Rob Friesel

Chrome: Easier Web App Debugging With Multi-User Profiles Addy Osmani: I'm sure most of you know about this… No, Addy. No we did not. But that looks great, thanks for sharing! (tagged: developer tools Chrome Addy Osmani ) JavaScript DocumentFragment Short-ish piece on David Walsh's blog about using DocumentFragment. It's a bit of a review, […]

Linkdump for April 2nd

by Rob Friesel

A New Green Agenda for Commuters Lisa Margonelli writing for The Nation: The cost of owning and driving a car should be a major political issue. Republicans have spent the past decade talking about lowering taxes, while Democrats have put enormous effort into lowering medical costs; but most families spend more on their cars and […]

Linkdump for March 19th

by Rob Friesel

Ready for Contact at Smithsonian Magazine (via Boing Boing) — interesting article about first contact and the preparations for its eventuality (tagged: seti first_contact astronomy politics research essay todo ) Stranger than fiction: The search for habitable exomoons at BoingBoing (tagged: astronomy research ) How ‘OK’ took over the world at BBC News (via DF) (tagged: […]

Linkdump for February 1st

by Rob Friesel

Locale::Maketext::TPJ13 at — short version: "Thar be dragons here." (tagged: programming language linguistics interesting essay ) What the Heck is Shadow DOM? at Dimitri Glazkov (tagged: javascript css html5 webdev DOM ) Lest We Forget (Or How I Learned What’s So Bad About Browser Sniffing) on FarukAt.eÅŸ — hot on the heels of the […]

Linkdump for December 23rd

by Rob Friesel

CoffeeScript Another one via @fogus… (tagged: javascript programming language todo ) The Best Ruby Books via @fogus (tagged: programming Ruby books resources todo ) YUI Doc A New Tool for Generating JavaScript API Documentation » Yahoo! User Interface Blog (at YUIBlog) (tagged: javascript yui documentation tools generator todo ) Why I’m An Atheist A Holiday […]

Linkdump for November 9th

by Rob Friesel

Getting Published is Not a Crap Shoot Victoria Strauss: If you’ve written a marketable book, if you done your research, if you’re smart and persistent, you have a very reasonable chance of finding publication. Maybe. (tagged: writing publishing ) Olbermann Suspension is Lunacy Matt Taibbi (at Rolling Stone): Again, that would be true even if […]

Linkdump for August 4th

by Rob Friesel

40 billionaires pledge to donate half their wealth at — Let's check back in annually, shall we? (tagged: blog business news politics society charity ) My Biggest Fear as a Developer… at Beautiful Interfaces (via @rmurphey) (tagged: design ui ux ) HTML5 Fuzzies Zeldman on "HTML5": To encourage what should be encouraged, yet not […]