Talking Points Memo
This Modern World
Working for Change
Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006
Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006
Reviewed: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
the Omnivoire's Delimma
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
the Golem's Eye
Reviewed: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
I just heard about SpikeSource (listening to another Jonathan Schwartz interview). It's a company making money by integrating Open Source projects into a tested, quality assured "stack" and selling the service.
I also came across Mark Samuel Miller's dissertation on E:
When separately written programs are composed so that they may cooperate, they may instead destructively interfere in unanticipated ways. These hazards limit the scale and functionality of the software systems we can successfully compose. This dissertation presents a framework for enabling those interactions between components needed for the cooperation we intend, while minimizing the hazards of destructive interference.
and I've been working on ASDF-Status and thinking a lot about the mixed blessing of choice in libraries and of dependencies between libraries.
It's all part of the cosmic unconscious...