Monthly Archives: October 2012

Version Control for Regular People

Here is something I always tell to fledgling programmers, interns and the like: if you have made something, and it would take you more than 5 minutes to recreate it from scratch, it needs to be under version control. Why? … Continue reading

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Reinventing Fantasy Races: My Goblins are Different

The other day I stumbled upon a pair of articles titled The Ecology of the Goblin and The Ecology of the Kobold on the Blog of Holding. It reminded me that once upon a time I had this thing going … Continue reading

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Mouse: revolutionary invention, productivity killer

The mouse is probably the best and the worst invention in the history of computing. Without early pointing devices such as mice and track-balls we likely would not have graphical user interfaces in the form they exist today. These devices … Continue reading

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