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[Java] might be successful – after all, MS DOS was – and it might be a profitable thing for all your readers to learn Java, but it has no intellectual value whatsoever… Java is clearly an example of a money oriented programming (MOP).

February 22, 2009 Leave a comment

[Java] might be successful – after all, MS DOS was – and it might be a profitable thing for all your readers to learn Java, but it has no intellectual value whatsoever… Java is clearly an example of a money oriented programming (MOP).

http://www.stlport.org/resources/StepanovUSA.html

A C++ STL author lays the smack down on Java and Object Oriented Programming.  Also interesting for the STL work he describes.

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Categories: Java, programming, quote

Mozy online backup

February 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Mozy online backup

I’ve heard good things about this service.  I’m going to try the free 2 GB version for now and see how it is before shelling out $5 a month.  But seems worth it for the peace of mind alone.

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How Facebook and Google use R

February 21, 2009 Leave a comment

How Facebook and Google use R

Interesting read.  rpart comes in handy again.

Categories: link, programming, R

Real Advice Hurts

February 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Real Advice Hurts

This blog post details the problems with consuming bite-sized tips that are all so prevalent on the web today.  As the author, Merlin Mann, says,

We can’t get good at something solely by reading about it. And we’ll never make giant leaps in any endeavor by treating it like a snack food that we munch on whenever we’re getting bored. You get good at something by doing it repeatedly. And by listening to specific criticism from people who are already good at what you do. And by a dedication to getting better, even when it’s inconvenient and may not involve a handy bulleted list.

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WriteRoom

February 21, 2009 4 comments

WriteRoom

If you’re on a mac, you owe it to yourself to try this product.  It’s a barebones text editor, where sparsity is the point.  It’s just you and the text (while in full screen mode) with no distractions in the background.

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