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Chris J. Karr
Effect of the Depression on Technology (Tim O'Reilly) - http://radar.oreilly.com/2008...
"First, this recession will be good for innovation because recessions generally are... Second, this recession will be great for free and open source because of the shortage of cash... Third, open source services and cloud computing will benefit from the tight financial situation where conditions will favour opex and not capex." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Books Catalogs Your Favorite Reads (LifeHacker) - http://lifehacker.com/5058463...
Books gets a brief LifeHacker review. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Dear IEEE and Other Academic Publishers - Perhaps It’s Time for a Change (Stephen Few) - http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog...
A thorough critique of that which is rotten in academic publishing. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Paul Newman Dies at 83 (New York Times) - http://www.nytimes.com/aponlin...
Chris J. Karr
Things I learnt during, and about, my PhD (Jamie’s Weblog) - http://jamie.ideasasylum.com/2008...
I feel extremely fortunate that my Ph.D. experience has not been as frustrating as this guy's. I chalk it up to having a great advisor. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
App Store: I’m out. (Fraser Speirs) - http://speirs.org/2008...
"You have to wonder if Apple wants the App Store to be a museum of poorly-designed nibware written by dilettante Mac OS X/iPhone OS switcher-developers and hobbyist students. That’s what will happen if companies who intend to invest serious resources in bringing an original idea to the App Store are denied a reasonable level of confidence in their expectation of profit." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Due to Hilarious Printing Error, Latest Batman Comic Includes F-Words, C-Words (New York Magazine) - http://nymag.com/daily...
That Frank Miller's a potty-mouth. :-) - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
"What makes you feel less bored soon makes you into an addict. What makes you feel less vulnerable can easily turn you into a dick. And the things that are meant to make you feel more connected today often turn out to be insubstantial time sinks — empty, programmatic encouragements to groom and refine your personality while sitting alone at a screen." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
How to report a bug in a Mac OS X application (Steven Frank) - http://stevenf.com/archive...
"Bugs happen. It's a fact of life. Although you may not be in the mood at the exact moment they strike, the best possible thing you can do is file a bug report with the developer. You may not get an immediate solution, but you will provide extremely valuable forensic information that should help the developer fix the problem over the long term. Here's how to report a bug effectively." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
"Blocks" in Clang (aka closures) - http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/piperma...
"... this is a basic idea of Blocks: it is closures for C. It lets you pass around units of computation that can be executed later." I'm quite excited about this. I can't wait to see this make it into the mainstream tools and compilers. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
He's out! Baseball league bans 9-year-old from pitching because he's too good (Chicago Tribune) - http://www.chicagotribune.com/news...
"The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that the boy could not pitch any more. When Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left, his coach said." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
School Supplies (Midwesterner's Guide to Living in New York City) - http://midwesternerinnyc.blogspot.com/2008...
"Every year I remember thinking to myself, 'This is the year, this is the year I get my shit together and stay organized. I have a Trapper Keeper for Christ's sake, there is no way it can't happen.' For the first two or three weeks: I would. I would make sure each assignment was meticulously organized in it's proper folder, but unfortunately this would never last." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Selections From H.P. Lovecraft's Brief Tenure as a Whitman's Sampler Copywriter (McSweeney's Internet Tendency) - http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008...
"They say that the Coconut Creme Swirl sleeps. But if the dread Coconut Creme Swirl slumbers, surely it must also dream. It is certain that while it dozes the Coconut Creme Swirl is absorbed by terrifying visions of exacting its creamy tropical vengeance upon mankind! Consume the Coconut Creme Swirl before it awakens to consume you!" - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Properly Sauced: The Old Fashioned (Chicagoist) - http://chicagoist.com/2008...
I'm looking forward to pulling this out during my next game night. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
How to do research at the MIT AI Lab (MIT AI Lab students) - http://www.cs.dal.ca/graduat...
Probably the most useful thing that I've read regarding graduate school. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
A good combination of my two favorite things. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Welcome to iPhone: Your Crappy Mac of Tomorrow, Today! (Mike Ash) - http://www.mikeash.com/...
"Hunting down a runaway process that's destroying your battery life sucks, to be sure. But you know what sucks more? Not being able to listen to music while I chat." Amen. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Welcome to iPhone: Your Crappy Mac of Tomorrow, Today! (Mike Ash) - http://www.mikeash.com/...
"Hunting down a runaway process that's destroying your battery life sucks, to be sure. But you know what sucks more? Not being able to listen to music while I chat." Amen. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
36 Hours in Providence, R.I. (The New York Times) - http://travel.nytimes.com/2008...
I really enjoyed my brief stay in Providence this spring and I look forward to going back one of these days. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
36 Hours in Providence, R.I. (The New York Times) - http://travel.nytimes.com/2008...
I really enjoyed my brief stay in Providence this spring and I look forward to going back one of these days. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Lucky to be a Programmer (Gustavo Duarte) - http://duartes.org/gustavo...
"Few things are better than spending time in a creative haze, consumed by ideas, watching your work come to life, going to bed eager to wake up quickly and go try things out." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Lucky to be a Programmer (Gustavo Duarte) - http://duartes.org/gustavo...
"Few things are better than spending time in a creative haze, consumed by ideas, watching your work come to life, going to bed eager to wake up quickly and go try things out." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education (William Deresiewicz) - http://www.theamericanscholar.org/su08...
"The world that produced John Kerry and George Bush is indeed giving us our next generation of leaders." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education (William Deresiewicz) - http://www.theamericanscholar.org/su08...
"The world that produced John Kerry and George Bush is indeed giving us our next generation of leaders." - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Tinkerer’s Toy - The Chumby Clock Radio (New York Times) - http://www.nytimes.com/2008...
A nice article describing the Chumby. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Tinkerer’s Toy - The Chumby Clock Radio (New York Times) - http://www.nytimes.com/2008...
A nice article describing the Chumby. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
My new Flash-based time killer. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
My new Flash-based time killer. - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Hacker Fixes MacBook Air SuperDrive to Work With Any Computer (Wired.com) - http://blog.wired.com/gadgets...
Geez, Apple. Was this really necessary? - Chris J. Karr
Chris J. Karr
Hacker Fixes MacBook Air SuperDrive to Work With Any Computer (Wired.com) - http://blog.wired.com/gadgets...
Geez, Apple. Was this really necessary? - Chris J. Karr
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