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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 December 14th

by Rob Friesel

Introducing Siesta: A Testing Tool for Ext JS Mats Bryntse writing at the Sencha Blog — Siesta looks like a promising JS test harness and I'm looking forward to trying it out. (tagged: Sencha ExtJS Siesta testing todo ) Who is a journalist? Maggie Koerth-Baker (writing at Boing Boing): We live in an age where […]

Linkdump for November 25th

by Rob Friesel

Strip Mining the Authors The Passive Voice; filed under: "some of the reasons that I'm taking a serious look at self-publishing." (tagged: writing publishing ) Swagger "A simple, open standard for describing REST APIs with JSON" (tagged: api documentation framework development generator work ) About Pepper Spray At Scientific American Blog Network — short version: […]

Linkdump for September 20th

by Rob Friesel

Git Reference (tagged: reference git ) Scala School Nice work, folks. I especially like the bit about teaching Scala as a new language and not as "Java, improved". (tagged: tutorial programming Scala development learning ) Don’t Get Fireballed at brown blog (via D. Howell) — filed under "I'm already doing this but it's worth the outbound […]

Linkdump for August 16th

by Rob Friesel

Exclusive: How LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML5 to build a better, faster app at VentureBeat — Interesting story here on how LinkedIn switched their mobile experience from Ruby-on-Rails to Node.js; of particular interest: the claim that this switch reduced their code complexity, shortened their development time, and reduced the amount of hardware required to service […]

Linkdump for July 7th

by Rob Friesel

How to run an effective meeting by Kevin M Hoffman (writing in .net magazine) — a good piece but I would add two other pieces of advice: [1] never underestimate the value of a clock or stopwatch (e.g., “You have five minutes to explain starting… now.”); and [2] structure the meeting so you can dismiss […]

Linkdump for May 27th

by Rob Friesel

Gulf oil spill: Be prepared for the worst at Boing Boing — a quote within a quote, re: Exxon Valdez: Despite heroic efforts involving more than 11,000 people, 2 billion dollars, and aggressive application of the most advanced technology available, only about 8 percent of the oil was ever recovered. In other words, off-shore drilling […]

Linkdump for March 6th

by Rob Friesel

Why I’m Buying the New Mac Mini: Value Reconsidered at The Apple Blog: It is underpowered, it is overpriced, and, worst of all, as Gizmodo points out, it is not easily upgradeable after the fact, so most users would be advised to bite the bullet and pay Apple’s extortionate rates for in-house upgrades, or risk […]

Linkdump for February 18th

by Rob Friesel

IE Float model and the reality at CSS Class (tagged: webdev css IE floats essay todo ) When can I use… "Conclusion: Not Ready" — hope you like font tags! (tagged: webdev reference css ) Diagramming the Obama Sentence at The Millions (via B²): It was funny when the proverbial They did this for Palin's […]