Monthly Archive: February 2007

Feb 28

Follow Up on WinHugs

In case anyone else is wondering, I did find the problem with opening my saved Haskell file in WinHugs. At the same time, apparently there are different dialects of Haskell, and it is difficult for a casual observer to tell. Specifically: If I go to  Haskell.org, click on Hugs, then Download, and the WinHugs, download …

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Feb 27

Co-founder or not

A while back I had a great discussion in the comments about the right number of founders.   My “antagonist” felt that one was just as good as two, and I disagreed, feeling that at least two is key to iron out weaknesses, etc. Dharmesh Shah has some additional information on this – apparently the “optimal” …

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Feb 26

Woke up this morning, had a blue moon in my eyes

I thought I would spend some time this morning trying to learn Haskell.  I happen to have downloaded a copy of WinHugs, and it seems to be functioning properly. Alas, every function definition example I try to use blows up on me. From: Beginning Haskell  Hugs> myNum :: Int ERROR – Undefined variable “myNum” Hugs> …

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Feb 26

Veronica Mars

Thanks to the miracle of iTunes, we are now finally caught up with the complete 3rd season of Veronica Mars, after watching Season 1 and Season 2 on DVD,thanks to the miracle of Netflix. Wednesday, the 28th will be the first VMars we’ve actually seen “live” (although we’ll probably watch it via the miracle of …

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Feb 20

Carnival of the Agilists – Mid Feb, 2007

Mark Levison provides us with his debut Carnival.  Thanks Mark!

Feb 16

Risk Reduction Patterns

Alistair Cockburn wrote a great web page about Risk Reduction Patterns. I wanted to format it as an offline doc, so I could read it, refer to it, etc. So I did, and I thought I would share the results of that effort here. To make doubly sure this is clear – I did not …

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Feb 12

Why settle for great when you can be the world’s greatest?

Steve Yegge escalates the pompous programming punditry, telling us all exactly what you need to know to be one of the world’s best programmers.  And I bet you can guess how well those skills intersect with the Venn diagram of Steve’s own skills. Now, applying the lessons of this article to punditry, I need to …

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Feb 07

The iconic movie quotes of modern geek life

There are certain phrases that are repeated throughout geekdom.  These are the ones I can remember off the top of my head, in no particular order, limited to one per movie.  What are some of your favorite movie phrases you repeat over and over? “My Precious”  – Gollum – FOTR “Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!” – Kirk to the …

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Feb 07

15 Geek movies to see before you die

With great anticipation I clicked on the link from Digg, wondering what interestingly geeky movies I might have missed. Delightfully, however, it turns out I’ve seen all of them, and own most of them. The comments hold a bunch of others, and I would have to say that: 1) The Star Wars and LOTR sagas …

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Feb 07

Hrmmm

What is a useful application of the Y Combinator? I found a JavaScript example, which I understand syntactically, but I don’t see the point. Is it just the “flavor of the month” in geek one-uppedness? Finding an implementation of Haskell that runs on MacOS would appear to be an exercise in pain and IRC. Both …

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Feb 01

Flex vs Javascript

I’ve been looking at 9 things you may not know about javaScript, and I thought it would be interesting (where appropriate) to see if ActionScript 3.0 shows the same behavior (where appropriate) (Binary Trees) – nothing to add here (Concat Performance) – counterintuitively, ActionScript is almost twice as fast with concatenation as it is with …

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Feb 01

Resolution Amnesty

I declare today, February 1st, 2007 to be New Years Resolution Amnesty Day. In other words, you are hereby forgiven for not following up on your New Year’s resolutions.  You have a clean slate.   You need no longer feel guilty about not following your resolutions. You have been granted another chance to start them up …

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