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review: Understanding Computation

by Rob Friesel

Despite the fact that there’s no real reason to be apologetic, I also haven’t yet reached the point in my career as a software developer where I’ve stopped apologizing for the fact that I have no “real” Computer Science Background.1 And/but that’s exactly what draws me to books like Understanding Computation by Tom Stuart (O’Reilly, […]

Linkdump for March 27th

by Rob Friesel

Programming languages ranked by expressiveness The Donnie Berkholz graph that's making the rounds. At the very least it's interesting, even if you ("I") don't necessarily agree with all the results and suspect that the data may indicate a sampling bias. (And as a friend points out, he doesn't seem to have accounted for whether/not the […]

Linkdump for December 27th

by Rob Friesel

First ‘Alien Earth’ Will Be Found in 2013 Mike Wall, writing at Space.com with a prediction for 2013. Please read it hand-in-hand with Caleb Scharf's post: "'Earth-Like' Planets May Be Anything But, Astronomer Argues". (tagged: exobiology astrobiology astronomy ) Debunking Responsive CSS Performance Myths Ilya Grigorik. tl;dr: not all stylesheets are blocking, and here's how […]

Linkdump for September 17th

by Rob Friesel

Responsive Web Design Patterns (tagged: responsive design RWD ) Zero Bar Fantastic short fiction by Tom Greene over at Strange Horizons. Recommended. (tagged: race science fiction fiction ) Just Enough Ruby Matt Neuburg: My way of describing Ruby is somewhat peculiar, but there is method in my madness. Most discussions of Ruby explain it “from […]

Linkdump for July 25th

by Rob Friesel

Thoughts on ECMAScript 6 and new syntax Nicholas Zakas on some of the new/proposed ES6 syntax. Some good points all around; and I'm particularly head-nodding to his remarks re: "fat arrow" syntax. (tagged: ES6 ECMAScript JavaScript Nicholas Zakas ) Six Writers on Their Favorite Reading At New York Magazine. I came in through William Gibson's […]

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 twitter.com At the Twitter Engineering blog. […]

Linkdump for February 9th

by Rob Friesel

An Event Apart: CSS Best Practices Luke W.'s notes on Nicole Sullivan's "CSS Best Practices" talk at AEA Atlanta in February 2012. I saw a version of this talk given "at" (it was a virtual conference) E4H's "CSS Summit" in July 2011. (tagged: css ) MIT’s New Free Courses May Threaten (and Improve) the Traditional […]

Linkdump for January 21st

by Rob Friesel

retro_futurism: ОБЛОЖКИ ЖУРНАЛА "ТЕХНИКА-МОЛОДЕЖИ" С 1960 ПО 1969 г. Amazing gallery of Soviet-era propaganda-cum-futurism. (tagged: propaganda art retro Soviet Union Cold War Nostalgia futurism ) Citizens United Fallout: Coalition Asks SEC To Order Corporate Disclosure Of Political Spending Maybe not the worst Supreme Court ruling ever, but bordering on the top 10. If you're unfamiliar […]