Monthly Archives: June 2017

Dodged the XML bullet

Years ago, when XML was the new hotness, I kept meaning to learn it. (I mean, I learned it, except the headers and CDATA, but I never figured out how to use XPath or XQuery or XSLT or do anything useful … Continue reading

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Gosling on Electrical Engineers

James Gosling may use emacs, but apart from that, he’s clearly not stupid: computers were showing up in all kinds of embedded devices, like TVs, VCRs, elevators, locomotives and cellphones and all that. But it was all being done by … Continue reading

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Homebrew

I guess I’m going to have to put together a master guide from all these entries. Here’s something else you should do: $ brew install coreutils findutils gnu-tar gnu-sed gawk gnutls gnu-indent gnu-getopt (Here’s somebody’s master guide.)

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The Wind Rises

I just saw The Wind Rises. It’s my daughter’s favorite movie and she recommended it very strongly. For good reasons, as it turns out. It is beautiful to look at, but more than that, it is a good story: someone … Continue reading

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