How Buildings Learn – Stewart Brand

The other day, a colleague made a comment, using an analogy to house building, about some software architecture he was dealing with. The comment reminded me of the book How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand. For kicks, I did a video search and found a six part BBC series. While it’s strictly about buildings, I
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Joshua Bloch: How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters

Tell me how and, I’ll forget. Tell me why, and I’ll remember – sablobsimus This Google Tech Talk is well worth the hour it takes to view the entire presentation. Here are my notes: Start with a really small spec. Small specs are more likely read by a wider audience. A set of interfaces in
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Ubuntu Studio JDK & Browser Plugin Installation Notes

After way too much futzing, my system is back. Short story: replacing a stick of memory and installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 (rather than 7.10) did the trick. I suspect something in xorg.conf (probably the depth setting) was messing things up. The next time I upgrade, I’ll save the working version of this file first. While
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