Spoken Languages, Blub, and Convenience

May 25, 2008 A brief essay considering the link between spoken languages and programming languages and Paul Graham's theory of Blub.

Filed under language-designthoughts

Reflections on the old year, and the new one

January 7, 2008 Its been a strange five months in Japan, and I'm sure the next seven will be strange too. But its not such a bad life. It seemed like a good day to write down some thoughts about where I am and where I am going. So I did.

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The Blogging Hypochondriac

November 8, 2008 Maybe you didn't know, but bloggings is about to die. Again. Call the surgeon and rush us to the emergency room. Bring the priest and the rabbi. Then again, nothing has changed for the past four years, so maybe we're just making things up. Like usual.

Filed under thoughtswriting

On Writing

February 19, 2008 It turns out that I spend a lot of time writing. I have developed my own aesthetic, and today it seemed like a good time to write about that aesthetic, and also the process of learning to write.

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Using Our Own Software

February 4, 2008 Do you have software that you wrote that you use on a daily basis? A few programs, or none at all? Why or why not?

Filed under thoughtssoftware

Midnight Philosophy in The Garden of Good and Evil

February 12, 2008 Whatever one might be tempted to label it as, its just a disjoint collection of sentence scribed by someone who ought to be in bed.

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Replacing the Karma Social Model with Whuffie

January 22, 2008 Recently I ran into the concept of Whuffie and immediately fell for its charm as a potential solution to many of the flaws of current karma implementations in web applications.

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Changes from Living

January 14, 2008 I try to keep my philosophical musings pretty private. Statements of purpose and meaning have a scale of grandeur that as of yet I can't translate into a public setting. Still, a simple thought: living is changing.

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Context is a Parameter in Calculating Truth

November 5, 2007 Some thoughts about one of Pirsig's arguments in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as viewed from the eyes of a programmer. Are my thoughts valid? Correct? True? Well. That probably depends on context.

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