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“‎When all think alike, then no one is thinking.”

― Walter Lippmann

Working on a new feature in Metals where you can auto implement all the abstract methods in concrete class at one time.

This has led to innumerable errors, vulnerabilities, and system crashes, which have probably caused a billion dollars of pain and damage in the last forty years.

-- Tony Hoare

I call it my billion-dollar mistake. It was the invention of the null reference in 1965. At that time, I was designing the first comprehensive type system for references in an object oriented language (ALGOL W). My goal was to ensure that all use of references should be absolutely safe, with checking performed automatically by the compiler. But I couldn't resist the temptation to put in a null reference, simply because it was so easy to implement... pt1

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Cellular automata architecture (from a paper by Christopher Langton)

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If you mute or block someone, is there really no way to not see their posts when others you follow boost their posts?

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I'm really happy to introduce you to my new site!

xvw.github.io

It is still far from finished, but I decided to publish it so as not to risk polishing it without stopping never to publish it :)

Thanks a lot @neauoire for the inspiration and the advises!

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rule of parsimony

Write a big program only when it is clear by demonstration that nothing else will do.

webring.xxiivv.com/wiki.html#u

Interesting video on why functional programming isn't the norm by Richard Feldman

youtube.com/watch?v=QyJZzq0v7Z

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We gave a talk at XOXO about living and working off the grid, and trying to apply concepts of to our everyday life.
youtube.com/watch?v=BW32yUEymv

If you're at all into Scala, take a look at Metals (A language server for Scala). I've had the privilege to work on it lately, and I love the idea behind the language server protocol (microsoft.github.io/language-s). It's also been cool to work on something I didn't think I had the skills understand.

github.com/scalameta/metals

Close up of Portrait of Virginio Cesarini - Van Dyck

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