Interesting stuff from the past month:
- I feel the old “static typing vs dynamic typing” debate has gotten more nuanced recently with ‘spec’ and ‘schema’ in Clojure (i.e. better, fine-grained, runtime constraints). Also, as this article shows, there is a different “sweet spot” for different companies/people, which colors their perceptions of usefulness.
- Cool antique stuff: check out this machine that debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
- A fake interview with Linus Torvalds on Linux and Git, which made me smile 🙂
- A balanced look at Urbit (not fawning, and not hating). If you’re curious, read this next.
- You knew the moon affected the earth by its gravity, causing tides; but did you know it’s light was also influential?
- Presented as idle curiosity: “Git bombs”
- Squids are marvellous creatures
- Allen Wirfs-Brock gives a fascinating account of Smalltalk, and what it’s really about.
- LIGO wasn’t just about discovering Gravitational Waves (and winning a nobel!) … it has also explained Gamma Rays, and the origin of heavy elements.
- Someone’s journey developing a new Forth (ignore if you don’t know what that is).
- As the subtitle of this text points out: “Once, robots assisted human workers. Now it’s the other way around.”
- Cool weird trains of the past: duplex railway!
- Been using Tinderbox for less than a year, but I share this person’s opinion.