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Wait. Festering what?

August 12th, 2015

Best thing I’ve read in a while…

Laying down the regulation

August 12th, 2015

“The best way to regulate is to line the banks up occasionally and shoot one of them.”

“One former regulator” quoted in One regulator to rule them all [] in The Economist

A bit Wild West but in sure it will go down well with the voters.

All those benefits!

June 16th, 2015

“A computer is a clock with benefits.”

Paul Ford, in What is Code [] on Bloomberg

Many, many benefits.

Its A Roller Coaster.

May 23rd, 2015

“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” 

Anthony Bourdain, quoted in 23 Brilliant Life Lessons from Anthony Bourdain []

Editor Wars

May 15th, 2015

Good romp down my programming past: The Oldest Rivalry in Computing []

I started life as a Emacs user — based almost entirely on the fact that I loved and studied AI and Emacs’ use of LISP made it the natural choice as soon as i was aware of its existence. Later the realworld of SSH connections and computer hopping made use of vi a more convinient skill. So in the end, I’m an atheist. Emacs vs. vi is like Relativity vs. Quantum Mechanics – so far they are incompatible but you need both for a working universe.