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Beauty.Equals(Truth) ?
improve my => 'code' I noticed an entry on Wikipedia that made me smile. SPL or the Shakespeare Programming Language is, in the words of Wikipedia, "designed to make programs appear to be something other than programs; in this case, Shakespearean plays. " Variables in code are treated like characters in a Shakespearean play. Variables must "enter" to be useable (allocated?) and "exit" to be declare out of scope... And variables speak their mind to output to the console. For instance, [Enter Juliet] ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:58 PM

Doris Lessing and Why Literature is Overrated
So, I was recently referred to Doris Lessing's acceptance speech for a Nobel Prize in Literature, and on one hand it's a touching story of how people from impoverished areas in India and Africa continue to read literature and try to 'educate' themselves even under adverse conditions such as lack of potable water, or exterme poverty. But are all forms of knowledge useful when your basic needs are not being met? One of the women in her speech is pregnant "with two kids clutching at her legs', and a ......

Posted On Monday, December 17, 2007 8:54 PM

HAI WORLD (LOLCODE)
Apparently people will write compilers for anything... Kudos to the author for exending the CLR for .NET... LOLCODE Compiler Yeah, it's hilarious and hip according to the author... I also say he would be better off without the ALL CAPS coding style ......

Posted On Monday, October 29, 2007 11:05 PM

danyet
Some of you reading this blog probably realize that I have been trying to learn Russian for some time now. One of my favorite words that I want to share with you is "danyet" which would literally translate to "yesno" in English. Russians use this word to contradict the last thing said. Perhaps the best translations in English are "Not!" or "Yeah, right" (actually it's not a colloquial term in Russian as the English translations provided are). Having recently re-read 1984, danyet seemed like a wonderful ......

Posted On Monday, October 29, 2007 10:06 PM

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