Monthly Archives: September 2010

It’s a Joy

I’ve just finished reading The Joy of Clojure which I thought was a really good read. Advertisements

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Get that through the eye of a needle

Threaded Interpretive Languages by R.G.Loeliger I found this book in Oxfam at the weekend and was immediately hooked. Written in 1981, it documents the implementation of FORTH on a Z80 processor. It contains the code for the full implementation in … Continue reading

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Ouch that’s sharp

Community for F# had a good Livemeeting the other day, where Adam Granicz gave a presentation on WebSharper, a framework of F# libraries that makes it possible to write WebApps in F#. The system translates the client side pieces from … Continue reading

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2000 years and you haven’t reached five?

The Fifth Postulate: How unraveling the two-thousand-year-old mystery unraveled the universe by Jason Socrates Bardi I remember the first time I learned of non-Euclidean geometries, and how shocked I was that you could model the normal axioms using a sphere, … Continue reading

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Visibility is bad

Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the cloud by George Reese A book aimed at systems administrators outlining the cost benefits of moving to a cloud architecture, and covering issues such as firewalls, back ups and disaster recovery … Continue reading

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Break it down

At the weekend, my son showed me a piece of encrypted text in one of the books he was reading. It was obviously there to be broken, but it was really good fun doing frequency analysis on the letters to … Continue reading

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Steady!

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow An ace book on probability and statistics, relating the theory to the effects we see in our normal lives. Just how confident can we be that a fund manager … Continue reading

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