Friday, April 30, 2010

Web 2.0 Calc

A really nice web app. Very useful at times when you don't have a physical calculator at hand and the problem is too small to fire up an ipython/scipy console.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Build a compiler series

A great 15 part series here. Definitely worth bookmarking.

The approach taken is an interesting one. Ruthlessly eliminate features. Relentlessly punt to user. Just focus on building a working, complete - and functionally correct - baseline. By functionally correct, I mean it should correctly - and in all cases completely - raise the red flag whenever it encounters anything illegal according the syntax or semantics.

Perhaps it deserves to be given a name. How about "The Crenshaw approach"?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Apple's latest

Have a look.

Great job, Apple. HTML5 can't land here fast enough. I wonder why then, they seem to be interested in HTML5 so much by their participation in WHATWG.

Friday, April 2, 2010

An eye opener...

"Indeed, the government predicts the jobless rate will average 9.8 percent next year and 8.4 percent in 2012 before falling to 5 percent in 2016."

~3 years to reduce unemployment by ~1%. Really eye opening.