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Linkdump for May 29th

by Rob Friesel

Introducing Grunt An introduction and starter guide by Grunt's creator, Ben Alman at Bocoup. Grunt is a JavaScript-based build tool. And it looks pretty sweet. I expect I'll be checking it out in the not too distant future. (tagged: todo Ben Alman Node.js Grunt JavaScript ) Improving performance on At the Twitter Engineering blog. […]

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 […]

Snow Crash: filet of meta-conflict

by Rob Friesel

During my recent re-read of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, it occurred to me that one of its thematic elements takes the classic rich vs. poor conflict and intimates that it has transmuted into a conflict between a hyper-literate elite vs. an illiterate and/or aliterate Ünterleute.  This is by no means a startling or even new […]