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Why [Programming Language X] Is Unambiguously Better than [Programming Language Y]

Recently I have seen a lot of people wondering about the difference between [X] and [Y]. After all, they point out, both are [paradigm] languages that target [platform] and encourage the [style] style of programming while leaving you enough flexibility to [write shitty code].

Having written [simple program that's ...

2013-12-24 10:07 AM

*Thinking Spreadsheet* Free On The Web

After talking about doing so forever, I've finally "web-ified" Thinking Spreadsheet. So if you ever wanted to learn everything I know about spreadsheets but were too cheap to actually buy the book, here's your opportunity. Share it with your friends and hope that Github doesn't decide I ...

2013-09-16 07:12 AM

Constructive Mathematics in F# (and Clojure)

(Tell me what a terrible person I am on Hacker News.)

For as long as I can remember^1^ I've dreamed of reimplementing the entirety of mathematics from scratch. And now that I've finished the "Wheel of Time" series I have a little bit of extra time on ...

2013-08-26 06:23 AM

ESPN, Race, and Presidents

Inspired by (and lifting large amounts of code from) Trey Causey's investigation of the language that ESPN uses to discuss white and non-white quarterbacks, I similarly wondered about the language ESPN uses to discuss white and non-white Presidents. For instance, a common stereotype is that non-white Presidents assassinate their ...

2013-05-23 06:40 AM

Hacking Hacker News

Hacker News, if you don't know it, is an aggregator / forum attached to Y Combinator. People submit links to news stories and blog posts, questions, examples, and so on. Other people vote them up or down, and still other people argue about them in the comments sections.

If you ...

2012-02-16 06:07 PM

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