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Friday, July 31, 2009

Avoid a Void

Bertrand Meyer et. al on the eradication of null dereferencing: http://se.ethz.ch/~meyer/publications/hoare/void-safety.pdf

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Parrot VM

Parrot is a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute bytecode for dynamic languages. Parrot currently hosts a variety of language implementations in various stages of completion, including Tcl, Javascript, Ruby, Lua, Scheme, PHP, Python, Perl 6, APL, and a .NET bytecode translator. Find it @ http://www.parrot.org/


Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Find it @ http://www.arduino.cc/

Processing 1.0

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. Find it @ http://processing.org/

Dilbert On Code Quality Metrics

Very apt, very true!

Monday, July 20, 2009


PhotoShop, most likely; charming nevertheless.

Project Tuva

Bill Gates and Microsoft Research have joined forces on a new website (requiring SilverLight) @ http://research.microsoft.com/apps/tools/tuva/index.html featuring the physics lectures of late Richard Feynman, as presented at Cornell University in 1964.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Style Books

Most of my life has had to do with the production of technical artifacts: scientific papers and computer software. The following books introduced me to an entirely different world of human endeavour - a world that I could not otherwise experience.

Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life In Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag,” by Michael Tonello (William Morrow, $25.95). Mr. Tonello pursues a career as an Hermès re-seller on eBay and sheds light on the limited-edition luxury business of luxury goods purveyors such as Hermès.

Style Evolution, How to Create Ageless Personal Style in Your 40s and Beyond,” by Kendall Farr (Penguin Group, $22.50) offers advice: “The softer a woman’s body becomes, the more structure she needs in her clothes.”

"Love, Loss and What I Wore", by Ilene Beckerman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $10.95) the author recalls in detail the clothes she wore at key and mundane events in her life starting in 1940s.

“Michelle Style, Celebrating the First Lady of Fashion,” by Mandi Norwood (William Morrow, $19.99) is a fawning analysis of Mrs. Obama's choice in clothing.

Life in Color, Visual Therapy’s Guide to the Perfect Palette for Fashion, Beauty and You!” by Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo (Chronicle Books, $24.95). The authors begin by assigning a color to the individual and then go on to suggest clothing color schemes that compliments and enhances that person.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Free Semantic Web Modeling Tool

TopQuadrant has released a modeling tool for the Semantic Web. TopBraid Composer Free Edition is based on Eclipse, and gives developers the ability to model and view resource description framework (RDF) files.

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