Inklings: a tumblelog

Spotting a Psychopath/Sociopath

Subversion tips: Fixing log messages and retagging a version

Five Simple Steps to designing grid systems

That is, grids as in graphic design rather than distributed computing.

How to Write a Spelling Corrector

This is pretty mindblowing, if you think about it.

A Glimpse and a Hook

On getting people to pay attention to you CV.

Removing The Login Barrier

Definite food for thought. I’ll be writing a new order wizard (currently it’s the awful one supplied with our billing system) for work, and I want to make UI enhancements such as this.

Patched svndumpfilter2

Y Combinator for Dysfunctional Non-Schemers

In JavaScript, if you’re wondering.

processing 0.21

Package for using processes which mimics the threading module.

Monads in 15 minutes: Backtracking and Maybe


LiquiBase is an open source (LGPL), DBMS-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database changes. It is built on a simple premise: All database changes (structure and data) are stored in an XML-based descriptive manner and checked into source control.

Wanted something like this for a while.

Memory leak patterns in JavaScript

Pretty good coverage of the traps people can fall into.

"I Want it All" by Depeche Mode, set to THX1138

Damned cool!

Tron vs. Depeche Mode

Another nifty movie/song mashup by the same guy.

Notes on Roy Fielding's REST Dissertation

Backus's Idea of Functional Programming

I’ve a printout of this paper and read it years back. Must go read it again.

Using Qualified Names (QNames) as Identifiers in XML Content

…is evil. Don’t do it.

Getting Rid of QNames in Content

…and they’re unnecessary, so really don’t do it.

Allowing Business Users To Program Your System Is A Recipe For Disaster

This, amongst other reasons, is why I really, really don’t like letting people export data to CVS unless it’s unavoidable.

HOWTO recursively rename files with a lowercase file extension

I switched from bash to zsh a while back. This kind of thing is why I stuck with it.

Ron Paul on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart 6-4-07

I mightn’t agree with the man on a lot of stuff, but I respect him because he has integrity, something missing from US politics right now. If I was a US citizen, I’d have little problem voting for Ron Paul.

Do we need WADL?

Joe sums up a lot of the reasons why I think WADL is a bad idea.

Lazy lists for IO

Rosetta Stone for Unix

Instructions for xorg 7.2 upgrade using portmaster

What I wish I’d done.

Prance with the Horses, Skittr with the Mice

A small message bus implementing a goodly chunk of Twittr. Very nifty.

Interesting Argument About Global Warming

The blurb:

Personally, I always thought the whole global warming thing was a little bit overblown. Got to admit this guy makes a very compelling argument without debating any details.

Secrets of running a lobby group in Ireland

premiere: ghosthustler "parking lot nights" video

Kick ass! Worth a watch.

Trackback Client

Needed this for my little prank earlier.