Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Links’

Weekly Links #2


Conrad Barski and James Webb: Casting SPELs in Emacs Lisp

Conrad Barski’s awesome Lisp tutorial Casting SPELs is now also available in an Emacs Lisp version, edited by James Webb. Even if Emacs Lisp is certainly not the greatest Lisp dialect, it shouldn’t matter much for a beginner’s tutorial and it sure is nice to be able to evaluate everything right in your editor.

ars technica: Tentacular, tentacular!

Cthulhu plucked a manila folder from somewhere within the non-Euclidean geometry of his manbag and dropped it on my desk with a thud.

A geeky, hilarious choose-your-own-adventure story written by Cthulhu. What else could you want for your Easter weekend.


Weekly Links #1


This is the first post in what might become a weekly installment. Like all IT geeks, I read a serious amount of articles online. A lot is not that impressive, but each week, there’s usually a handful of good ones that I’d like to record for myself as well as share with others. So I’m planning to have a Weekly Links post here. To give it a clear structure and to avoid it becoming tedious, I’m imposing some rules on myself: a maximum of three links a week, with a maximum of three sentences of commentary per link. Enough talk, here we go.

Daniel Tenner: How to nap

Napping is not the same as sleeping, and 20 minutes of napping can do a lot of good without making you feel groggy.

Scott Berkun: The cult of busy

Time is the singular measure of life. The person who gets a job done in one hour will seem less busy than the guy who can only do it in five. Being in demand can have good and bad causes. The phrase “I don’t have time for” should never be said.

yield thought: On The Fear of Reading Code

The best analysis I’ve read so far of why programmers don’t want to read others’ code, butwhy you should anyway because it will make you better and your life easier.