Monthly Archives: March 2014

A quick followup to Technology and Evolution.

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Technology and evolution, day 2

A quick followup to Technology and Evolution. The apparent paradox, eyes that evolved underwater can’t re-evolve when life moves to air, has many parallels in software. Thanks to all the commenters who provided explanations. I needed quite a few approaches … Continue reading

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Technology and Evolution

I touched on this yesterday, writing about Cosmos and evolution, and how I had the feeling that I wanted to “Do that!” — when thinking about evolution. I know this may sound weird but I think we’re not just subject … Continue reading

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Podcast: Different-size bits of content

There’s been a lot of change at scripting.com in the last few weeks, and now that the dust is settling, I want to explain my thinking, using the new site structure as an example. 21-minute podcast.

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Unpopular truths

A point that’s very hard to make on the Internet, even if you tiptoe up to it, is that employers are people too, and they make decisions the way all people do, with a lot of input from lawyers and … Continue reading

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Best way to parse XML in Node.js?

I have a sizable base of code that does stuff with XML written in JavaScript that runs in the browser. I want to run some of the code on a server, running in Node.js. I’ve created a layer between jQuery … Continue reading

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The second guy makes the standard

Another thing about standards that most people don’t realize is that it’s not the first guy who makes the standard, it’s the second guy. Seth Godin calls him Guy #3 because in his video it was the third guy who … Continue reading

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