Picture yourself in the following situation. You’ve come up with what you think is a cool idea for a so-called web 2.0 site. Furthermore, you’ve managed to convince some VC types to invest some (pre-)seed funding – enough to develop a public beta. You developed a quick and dirty proof-of-concept to show the VCs, but Read more about Startup: a hypothetical scenario[…]
Newsflash: Python would be okay if whitespace wasn’t meaningful beyond separating tokens. List comprehensions are kind of nice.
Big companies will slowly suck the life out of you. That’s one way of summarising Paul Graham‘s latest essay. To maximise your freedom, he says, join a start-up or start one yourself. It’s a theory that I find very appealing.
This is bizarre. Ryan Seacrest of KIIS FM and E! was doing an interview of Jennifer Garner and Laura Linney at the Oscars when Gary Busey interrupted the interview and kissed Garner on the neck. The next day, Busey calls Seacrest on his radio show and, well, I’m not going to try to explain it. Read more about Gary Busey: bizarre[…]
Karen came across a fantastic online book store called The Book Depository. Its prices are highly competitive. But the best part is that they offer free shipping worldwide. We’ve already ordered five books from them: That’s Not My Puppy; That’s Not My Lion; Dear Zoo; The Art of the Start; and Programming Collective Intelligence. They Read more about The Book Depository[…]
I’ve put this here, not because I agree with it, but because this kind of thing frequently goes unreported by the mainstream media. To me, this is worthy news, even if it’s not particularly good science. Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change “Global warming” is not a global crisis We, the scientists and researchers in climate Read more about A contrarian view on climate change[…]
Proceed with caution: Ricky writes about fashion! Lately I’ve noticed that I tend to dress differently for work depending on what I’ve got on my agenda for the day. Knowing that I’ve got something particular to do on a particular day is an improvement on the past for a start, and I put this partly Read more about Dressing for work[…]
Okay, I have something to confess: my record on using testing frameworks to debug software is not good. In fact, my record might show that pretty much all the testing I’ve done in the past has been conducted on an ad hoc basis, using a combination of debugger and strategically placed “print” statements. The only Read more about Unit testing[…]
So I bought a Translink go card yesterday. Up to now I’d been using paper weekly tickets, but because I work at home on Wednesdays, this wasn’t the most cost-effective solution. 10-trip savers would have been the best option, except that I sometimes catch the train. So go card it is. My first experience with Read more about Ricky 1, go card 0[…]