Edsger W. Dijkstra on software engineering nearly 20 years ago →
The required techniques of effective reasoning are pretty formal, but as long as programming is done by people that don’t master them, the software crisis will remain with us and will be considered an incurable disease. And you know what incurable diseases do: they invite the quacks and charlatans in, who in this case take the form of Software Engineering gurus.
When you’re down, you’re not supposed to hit other people who are down. That’s not how you get up.
What the hell did you just watch? A teaser for a film that’s currently raising money for the pre-production stage.
This was the look of the creative and commercial interwebs in the late 90s/early 00s. There were good bits and really shitty ones, just like the Metalheart book.
Understanding how a glue works will help you choose the right glue for the job. The manufacturer knows their glue better than the cashier at the hardware store. Reading the label thoroughly will help you know if a glue is appropriate for your needs. Also, many glues have a help line or a website.
I am worried that algorithms are getting too prominent in the world. It started out that computer scientists were worried nobody was listening to us. Now I’m worried that too many people are listening.
A clever(!) cross-browser proof-of-concept to bring down modern browsers that relies on nested CSS
The White Album was the first major release to deploy incoherence as a deliberate artistic strategy. It contains space-fillers even though there’s no space that needs filling, and is sequenced in such a way as to accentuate its jumbling together of the archaic and the avant-garde, the meaningless and the profound, the generous and the toxic, the ragged and the luminous, the spiritual and the profane, the desperately moving and the too silly for words.