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Why I don't use the JVM
The programming world has been abuzz about the JVM and all these new JVM languages the past few years. I'm a long time rubyist and a lisp weenie, and two of the most popular alternative JVM languages are JRuby and Clojure (a lisp). They are both great l
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last by ddonnell over 2 years ago
sbt problems
I'm trying out scala and the initial experience isn't good. It seems that most of the scala world is using sbt as their build tool, and it fails right out of the box. I followed [these instructions](https://github.com/harrah/xsbt/wiki/Setup) and I get
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My first impressions of an Android phone
I got a Droid X2 after years with an iphone. Here are my initial thoughts.
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last by d6fer over 3 years ago
blocking mongodb ports except for localhost connections
easy peasy lemon squeezy
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I cry a little when I code in java
A comparison
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last by starchini almost 3 years ago
ruby 1.9 resources
A collection of resources on ruby 1.9
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Emacs Colors
I just found this page today when I was customizing the colors for diff mode.
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Good emacs resources
emacs resources
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MIT Skip Lists Lecture
A great lecture on skip lists
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last by sean_renaud almost 3 years ago
Hacker Books
This is a nice resource of popular books related to computer science.
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Life as a Software Engineer: The Deadline Dilema
A new project is thought up in the mind of a project manager who wasn't good enough to write real code. Ironically they get to decide what code you should write.
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last by reckoner about 3 years ago
Emacs gnupg, easypg, and encryption
This post from emacs-fu will show how easy it is to use encryption from emacs
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Cracking the scratch lottery code
This is one of the most fascinating articles I've read in a while. "The game can’t be truly random. Instead, it has to generate the illusion of randomness while actually being carefully determined.�
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last by reckoner about 3 years ago
My thoughts on Microsoft copying Google's search results
If you haven't heard the news, Microsoft has been caught copying Google's search results.
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last by reckoner about 3 years ago
OLPC: these are so cool
I love low power computers
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last by sarcasticangel about 3 years ago
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ddonnell commented over 2 years ago on
Why I don't use the JVM
amen linbsd read the rest
ddonnell commented over 2 years ago on
Why I don't use the JVM
@jasonspak, I tried to do that, and I can't get it to use under 100MB. Permgen alone was close to read the rest
ddonnell commented over 2 years ago on
Why I don't use the JVM
Hi anonymous. I should have reserved that username ;) PHP, Ruby, Python .... yeah, use one of these for web apps. It also bugs me that the JVM isn't as unix friendly as I would read the rest
ddonnell commented almost 3 years ago on
Get a deal a day
haha, thanks read the rest
ddonnell commented almost 3 years ago on
MIT Skip Lists Lecture
you can always ask here for read the rest
ddonnell commented almost 3 years ago on
MIT Skip Lists Lecture
It's entry level assuming some foundation. I forget the specifics, but I was required to take a certain amount of math before taking it, so if you go to college for it you'll be forced to take enough math before getting to these classes. Btw, I think the read the rest
ddonnell commented about 3 years ago on
OLPC: these are so cool
gr, youtube changed their embed code and it doesn't work on yakkstr. There is supposed to be a video there. [Here's the video read the rest
ddonnell commented over 3 years ago on
url-normalizer
hehe, it won't. It's for programmers to use. I might use it on this site for some far off ideas I have. I need to get the private posts working read the rest
ddonnell commented over 3 years ago on
James Toney vs. Randy Couture
here we go, fight about to read the rest
ddonnell commented over 3 years ago on
James Toney vs. Randy Couture
I don't see this fight being that great either way. There are only two possible options I see, toney catches randy and it's a short fight. Randy controls toney and finishes him quick. But, I'm really excited about the edgar v penn rematch, and the read the rest