Monthly Archives: May 2009

announce: metabang-bind 0.7.4

I discovered a nasty bug in metabang-bind today caused by a gensym being created too early (i.e., it was created when I defined a macro rather than when a bind form in user-code was expanded.) Version 0.7.4 corrects this and … Continue reading

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typical day – no wonder I sometimes feel overwhelmed

Today was not one of my more productive days. I’m glad that days like this are relatively unusual. Not including general cleaning, etc. This was my day today: 6:00 – wake up 6:15 – wake up for real this time … Continue reading

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Unpleasant truths…

Hear, hear: Why are managers afraid to manage? | View from the Cubicle | TechRepublic.com “Much of the time, a manager will turn a blind eye to a bad employee even though all the signs are there. Then they’ll wait … Continue reading

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go design!

From the iPhone Human Interface Guidelines Aesthetic Integrity Although the ultimate purpose of an application is to enable a task, even if that task is playing a game, the importance of an application’s appearance should not be underestimated. This is … Continue reading

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the Iraq what?

From Dexter Filkins’s review of Thomas E Ricks’s The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008. That an undertaking as momentous and as costly as America’s war in Iraq could vanish so quickly from the … Continue reading

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announce: tinaa 0.5.10

Firstly, my thanks to Frank Schorr for providing a very easy to follow test case. It turns out that: Tinaa still confused by iterators when [asdf-system-connections][asd] wasn’t loaded (because this meant that dynamic-classes didn’t get loaded…) Tinaa got very confused … Continue reading

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political browsing

I think that this sounds more interesting than it is… but still, it’s interesting! Daring Fireball “Also interesting: a poll commissioned by his campaign just before the election last year showed an incredibly strong correlation based on browser usage. IE … Continue reading

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News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com

Hear, hear (or is it, “Here, here” — smile) News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com “Across the industrial spectrum, in organizations both small and large, we need more women leaders. The evidence … Continue reading

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Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful – CNN.com

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful – CNN.com “WASHINGTON (CNN) — The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.” Oh … Continue reading

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