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My Mom has Multiple Sclerosis

She’s likely had it since at least ~1983; the first sign was a temporary bout of optic neuritis that left her half-blind for a month or so.  All was well for years, until 1996: we were walking out of the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Mostly λazy…a Clojure podcast:
Recorded November 12th, 2011, the fourth and final recording in a series of conversations from Clojure Conj 2011. Chris Houser (usually known as chouser online) has been working with Clojure longer than…

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Originally posted on Mostly λazy…a Clojure podcast:
Recorded November 12th, 2011, third in a series of conversations from Clojure Conj 2011. I caught up with Hugo Duncan and Antoni Batchelli (everyone calls him Toni ;-) during one of the…

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Your life is a vector

I drew something like this in my notepad a few months ago while thinking about the progression of life, what it means to achieve and attain satisfaction with one’s life. I’ve started to find it useful to think about different … Continue reading

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Opa

Right now, I’m sitting across a table from my grandfather. He’s remarking for the hundredth time today that he can hardly see, though he’s spotting specks of planes flying in the sky and clearly enjoying bathing in the sunlight streaming … Continue reading

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“Full Screen” Wiki Editing in FogBugz

I’ve been doing a lot of writing in our FogBugz wikis of late, and I eventually found it irritating that so much of my vertical screen real estate was being eaten up by the FogBugz controls and such that take … Continue reading

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Burn It Down

While at dinner with a friend of mine a couple of weekends ago, we got to talking about how certain programming problems, usually the hardest ones we’ve faced, are ones where we ended up having to simply workthe problem: stare … Continue reading

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PDFTextOnline Back Online, Now Beta-2

We’ve finally recovered from our harrowing experience of being discovered via digg (so horrible to have the problem of too much attention!).  PDFTextOnline is back online, and greatly beefed up. Also, the new interface I promised earlier is now in … Continue reading

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Cratered by Digg

Well, that was a surprise. PDFTextOnline was linked to on Digg, and made it to the front page (it made it to #2 when I saw it). Of course, you know the drill from here. We built PDFTextOnline and put … Continue reading

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Blog stuff

Notes on general housekeeping around here. Just an FYI — we’ve begun to slowly improve the technical side of this blog. The feeds are now no longer running a day behind new posts, and there are actual ‘next’ and ‘previous’ … Continue reading

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