Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Recursive make

Read this awesome paper recently:  Recursive Make Considered Harmful.  it is suprising how often we carry broken things deeply into our lives in the name of "folk knowledge".

If first principles were more often reflected upon, we will create a more functional world. Things like vaastu and assorted indian rituals come to mind :)....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

End to end arguments

Came across this design paper recently and it is a great read

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Art of unix programming

Came across this book recently  and it is totally worth a read! Unix would have made much more sense to me had I read this in college :)

The Art of Unix Programming attempts to capture the engineering wisdom and philosophy of the Unix community as it's applied today — not merely as it has been written down in the past, but as a living "special transmission, outside the scriptures" passed from guru to guru. Accordingly, the book doesn't focus so much on "what" as on "why", showing the connection between Unix philosophy and practice through case studies in widely available open-source software.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Site Build It

I was looking for making a website for my wife's clinic and stumbled upon something very interesting: SBI. These guys seem make it really easy to setup a good website and take away all the technical pain of running a small business website (hosting, dns registration, stats, search engine submissions, easy design and editing etc. etc...).

But what impressed me was that they have tools and information on what needs to happen *before* u choose your niche.

If you are thinking of puttin up a website, you should check it out: Site Build It