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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves Orcs. -John Rogers Two Novels that can change your life...

17 November 2012

San Diego

Since I'm off to San Diego soon, might take an evening or morning walk.

Squeak/Smalltalk/Pharo all on Android

Maybe time to come back to Squeak (in the form of Pharo) to run on Android. I've had a dream since pre-Palm days to have a portable Smalltalk system. Well, portable any programming system but Smalltalk always struck me as the right solution for a portable system. Yes, of course, Alan Kay was ahead on this.

SqueakVM on Android

Some discussion about Squeak on Android

Cog VM on Android announcement

Page for Cog VM on Android. Cogdroid is a key search term.

12 November 2012


I am always really turned on by databases until the exact instant when I actually have to work with them. None the less..

RethinkDB looks quite interesting.

I think one of my big interests has always been distribution and global locking protocols, and, well, that's not what most databases do very well. Here, take this spiked stick and start beating yourself. Feel good? Then you'll love doing distributed databases...


I need this later. What Sandy is teaching NYC that 9/11 did not.

07 November 2012

Lots o'catchup



OpenGL Graphics Pipeline

Intel OpenCL SDK


Let's make TCP Faster

VPSes - Wild West.

Cloud Cracker

Iceburgs in the Cloud


Suffering-oriented programming

MIT's advanced data structure Course

Coding tricks of game developers

I linked to Storm before, but, it's gotten more interesting...


Welcome to the Jungle. About single threaded vs multi-threaded.

Chuck Moore keeping it simple.


Distance to closest McDs


Data Mining

How target figures out you are Pregnant

Data mining in the stock Market

02 November 2012

Catching up on the load of links I've sent to my inbox. Since January. Just a bit behind.


Always liked plan9, so, in that honor a link dump of Inferno links.


Inferno at work

Inferno IE plugin

Inferno docs

Inferno downloads

Inferno on Wikipedia


Inferno Shell

Inferno at debu.gs

Old computers


Inferno Cluster

Inferno and Plan 9

Hadoop links

Apache Presentations

Apache Articles

Login article about opendfs

Shvachko paper


AMD developer Guides

Bruce O'Neel

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