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How to Turn a Small Car into a Space Shuttle

This is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen.

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Even the Office 2007 box has a learning curve: I’ve been using Vista on my home laptop since it shipped, and can say with some conviction that nobody should be using it as their primary operating system — it simply has no redeeming merits to overcome the compatibility headaches it causes. Whenever anyone asks, my […]

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Opinions and Arguments

Fighting Over The New Testament: So our little slanted, incomplete, biased, and selective theologies are the best we can do. Given how our theologies are formed, it’s a constant wonder to me that people are surprised and even angered when they meet someone whose ideas about God differ from their own. I’d be more surprised […]

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That was annoying.

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Economies and Fire Trucks

Introduction to Tog on Software Design, On our economy as a firetruck: If we are to achieve the promise of the future, we must stop using the front steering wheel of our fire truck like the floating pointer of a Ouija board, as we all fight to steer at once. We need to replace random […]

Also tagged , , *Sob* *Sob*:*Sob* It’s sad or wrong or something that I can recognize the obfuscated icon for a program I never even used that hasn’t been updated in eight years.

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How I explained REST to my wife…

How I explained REST to my wife…: Wife: How does it work? Ryan: The web? Wife: Yea. Ryan: Hmmm.. Well, it’s all pretty amazing really. And the funny thing is that it’s all very undervalued. The protocol I was talking about, HTTP – it’s capable of all sorts of neat stuff that people ignore for […]

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Larry Gonick Math Cartoons

Larry Gonick, Cartoonist of Awesome Stuff: Larry Gonick, creator of the various Cartoon History of the Whatevers, has a series of mathematical cartoons that explain things like warp drives and chaos theory. Great stuff. (Via Coding Horror.)

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Operator Overloading

Something that had been bothering me for a month just clicked in my brain and I had to write it down before it wandered off somewhere. No one who regularly reads this blog will understand, but here goes. C++ has operator overloading that leads to code that no one understands. If I define a class […]

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The Other Side of the Podium

When I was at ParaSoft, I did a number of trainings when I went to some company and showed them how to use whatever product they had purchased. We did one-day tutorials all the way up to five-day classes, where we would use our product with the customer’s code. This week I am attending a […]

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