When perl is not quite fast enough Most modules are able to export lots of their functions and other symbols into your namespace to save you typing. If you have only one argument to use, such as use POSIX; # Exports all the defaults then POSIX will helpfully export its default list of symbols into […]
National Geographic: Jews Evaded Nazis by Living in Cave for Nearly 2 Years (link via BoingBoing). They also have an interview with an American caver who visited the cave and investigated the story, with some more details of the daily cave live.
Round-up of weird links: Jungle girl vs. the Shmoes – a really bad comic, recapped, with pics. Isaac Hayes’ Three Laws of Robotics (via jwz). Also from Jamie Zawinski, a page where he’s collected a list of “inappropriate language” the lawyers removed from the Netscape Communicator source code for its release. As a bonus, he […]
In his review of Ash, John Clute refers to Ioan Culianu (the Chicago academic who specialized in Hermetic philosophy, and who was murdered in 1991). That sparked my curiosity. Google finds a chapter from a book about Culianu and his unsolved murder by Ted Anton, called Eros, Magic, and the Death of Professor Culianu. It […]
Compare It! is a shareware file compare and merge tool, and probably worth supporting if you can’t find someone to pay $129 for a copy of Araxis Merge. Yeah, for work it’s probably fine to keep installing the evaluation copy of Araxis Merge whenever you need to merge a big source code tree, for example, […]