This happens to me a lot:

1. Search for the answer to a tech-related curiosity.
2. Top results are from stack-overflow or their stack-exchange network.
3. The answer no my question is: "closed: because we don't speak of such things."


I wanted to know if any of the programs included in my chosen GNU/Linux distribution were funding themselves with .

There were 46607 programs to check, so I wrote another program to look them up.

It seems the answer is "no."

Not what I expected, but I'm betting we'll reach a point where crowdfunding makes life much better for developers.

Proposition: (If I'm hearing the anti-capitalists right..)

Computer programmer isn't an effective career because "merits."

It's an effective career because the means of production are both difficult to extract and trivial to acquire.

tutorial - Riding a Bike

Part 1: Newtonian Physics
Part 2: Limitations of the Newtonian Physics Model for Describing Motion
Part 3: ...

Hoping to play with 's Text.Trifecta parsing library on a toy project. I can't seem to make it play nice with unit testing (esp Hspec.)

Is there a normal approach to testing the results of parsers?

Been practicing two minute, off-the-cuff speeches in conjunction with .

Here's one about drama triangles, which are actually useful to know about.

RT @librofm

"Indie booksellers have experienced a resurgence in the past decade, as have audiobooks. @librofm has found a way to connect the audiobook market to the indie booksellers..." @doctorow via @BoingBoing: #shopindie #audiobooks


If you're in the US and think net neutrality is a good idea, there's another shot at getting it back.

Today I got the dev-stack up and running locally. There were about two hours of hurry-up-and-wait.

Looks like my subscription will be split three ways this month.

1. Wikimedia Foundation (for wikipedia)
2. Keera Studios (a programmer on github)
3. Some article I read.

We have the tools and resources necessary to reclaim the Internet without turning creators into beggars.

A fellow taught several strategies for giving an impromptu 2-minute speech:

1. Give an opinion and 2 - 3 reasons to justify it.
2. State a problem and show its causes.
3. Offer a viewpoint and elaborate.
4. State a goal and 2 - 3 actions to achieve it.
5. State a problem and 2 - 3 actions to solve it.
6. Identify a process and describe its steps.
7. Break a topic into components and describe them.

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@saramg @Wraptile Thanks for filling me in ..!

Bothers me to find gaps like this.

Seems like the world ought to have the interest and resources to support a flowchart tool and some people to maintain it.

Do people still work with flowcharts?

Using anything more recent than Dia? What do you like?

Some features missing from blame.

git blame --passive-aggressive-email

git blame --i-will-end-you

git blame --not-mad-just-disappointed

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Give a person a program and frustrate them for a day.

Teach a person to program and frustrate them for a lifetime.

Summary of my thoughts upon writing my first "real" program. If you're a programmer who's been thinking about learning Haskell, here's what I found.

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