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August 28, 2011

But it has angle brackets!

Pro tip: describing a technique as “all XSLT, no code” makes about much sense as describing it as “all SQL, no code.”

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August 27, 2011

TechEd NZ 2011 demos and videos

Thanks to everyone who came along to my sessions on F# and dynamic programming. Here's the demo code from the talks. It includes a few fragments that go beyond what I covered in the talk -- I've tried to comment these to give you a few pointers as to what they're showing, but if you're still baffled, leave a comment and I'll try to write up what's going on!

Demos for F# talk

Demos for dynamic talk

It looks like the videos are now up for those who just can't get enough rude remarks about EF -- F# here, dynamic here.

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August 07, 2011

Random links

Just clearing out a few links.

Got Medieval: '”[The] image is taken from the British Library’s inexhaustibly weird MS Royal 10 E IV, a manuscript illuminated – as near as I can tell – by a homicidal nutjob.”  In a context where cats wield longbows and mice use catapults, this is high praise indeed.

Starts With A Bang collects some gobsmackingly beautiful pictures of exploding stars.

Doctor Who geek persuades his wife to watch the entire run of the show with him, chronicles her bafflement, boredom, bon mots and occasional bouts of enthusiasm, skirts divorce (via Sarah Proud and Tall).  Notable if only for introducing me to the term ‘ming-mong.’

No doubt this will earn me another chastisement from Dr Clements, but I can’t pass by this – admittedly very speculative – claim that cosmologists have found possible evidence for the ‘bubble universes’ theory, in which universes are being created all the time but never overlap because the space between them inflates faster than the universes grow.  Yes, I know, ‘not statistically significant,’ and ‘wait for Planck,’ but this would be so awesome.

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