Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software. Interesting approach to memorizing a programming language from Derek Sivers. Probably the kind of thing that doesn’t work for everyone but works really, really well for certain types.
A while back I put together a small plugin for tracking the books I read. Today I put the code up on Github in case it’s useful to others. You can see a live demo of it on my reading page. The plugin uses a… Continue reading →
A couple weeks ago Patrick Rhone mentioned that: It is kind of sad that, in 2012, I have yet to see a blogging engine with a post editor designed for doing the very thing we online writers go there to do… Write. Shawn Blanc mentioned that… Continue reading →
a well-designed system is not simply a bag of features. A good system is designed to encourage particular ways of thinking, with all features carefully and cohesively designed around that purpose.
This essay will present many features! The trick is to see through them — to see the underlying design principles that they represent, and understand how these principles enable the programmer to think.
Top 20 Secrets of Coda 2. I had no idea some of these existed. The user-agent previewing is my new favorite discovery, really well done.
So why did you make this?
Because I’m a programmer, and this is what I do.
Some people jog away from their house every day, only to jog back. Others walk on a treadmill, expending energy to get nowhere. In both cases, it may appear to others that they’ve accomplished nothing, but they’ve chosen to do these seemingly redundant activities on a regular basis to incrementally improve themselves. And it works.
Marco Arment — secondcrack on GitHub.
There was a time when nobody knew how to write literary prose. The geniuses who invented it shared their special tool with a few friends, and they relished in their private, elite communications. Eventually monks, politicians, and academics joined the club. Now, we judge a society’s overall level of intellectual advancement by the literacy rate: the percentage of people who have learned to read and write.
Long ago, it would have been ridiculous to assume a whole society could be judged by its ability to read and write prose. It feels ridiculous now, to assume that we might use computer programming as a similar benchmark. Yet it may happen.
Daniel Jalkut - Learn To Code.
Suzi Steffen pointed me to this post by Doug McLennan earlier. I like it. Doug writes, I think the new literate goes beyond words, and beyond making video and image and sound. I think code and meta-data are the new literacy, and that in turn… Continue reading →