From the department of Books I Must Read:

From the department of Books I Must Read:

"When you read Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought, which describes in detail this architecture and the logic and mechanics of the programs that use it, you wonder whether maybe Hofstadter [author of Gödel, Escher, Bach] got famous for the wrong book."

via longform.org

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Corckford, creator of JSLint and author of JavaScript: The Good Parts, on how being a hunter/gatherer influences whether to put the opening curly brace to the right, or to the left.

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Just discovered http://caniuse.com — interactive results for what versions of what browsers support what fancy new gewgaws in HTML and CSS. Beats the old way of checking by Pony Express.

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Interesting — a third party witness to ephemeral web content, such as web pages and tweets, providing a record of what that content is even if it gets deleted or changed. Supposedly future proof: " if the Virtual Notary service were to be terminated, the certificates will be parse-able and meaningful to third parties. You do not need our involvement to prove that a certificate is valid."

However, the service wouldn't look up any tweets for me, and it crashed when I tried to use the real estate value notarizer.

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via +The Verge : almost incredible that it's not real, except for the lips, the teeth, and the eyelids.

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