November 21, 2005

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur. - Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.

November 17, 2005

Metaphor, Morality, and Politics

Metaphor, Morality, and Politics Liberals do not understand what unifies their own worldview and so are helpless to deal effectively with conservatism. Not only is there no unified liberal political structure, but there is no overall effective liberal rhetoric to counter the carefully constructed conservative rhetoric. Where conservatives have carefully coined terms and images and repeated them until they have entered the popular lexicon, liberals have not done the same. Liberals need to go beyond coalitions of interest groups to consciously construct a unified language and imagery to convey their worldview. This will not be easy, and they are 30 years behind.

Saving the Net: How to Keep the Carriers from Flushing the Net Down the Tubes | Linux Journal

Watch the language. While the one side talks about licenses with verbs like copy, distribute, play, share and perform, the other side talks about rights with verbs like own, protect, safeguard, protect, secure, authorize, buy, sell, infringe, pirate, infringe, and steal. link

November 16, 2005

Type Manager

I would like to introduce you to the future of desktop applications, the Type Manager.