Category Archives: Blogs TNG

A brief note on a statistic.

It used to be that the daydream of every programmer was to write the next great Unix shell or the next great text editor. Nowadays it seems to be writing the next great web framework.

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Best wishes to Fred

The more assiduous of those in the Tropposphere may have noticed Fred Argy by his absence in the last few weeks on this blog.  Fred went to hospital for an operation and is recovering well.  I’ve just spoken to him … Continue reading

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The Odd Couples

“Loose Coupling”. Don’t snigger, because loose coupling is one of the most important ideas in software development: that program A should be able to use program B without caring about how B does its job. Coupling has parallels everywhere in … Continue reading

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Republican proofing Obama

Hillary is hopping into Obama any way she knows how. Jonathon Chait takes up the story. The morning after Tuesday’s primaries, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a memo titled “The Path to the Presidency.” I eagerly dug into the paper, figuring … Continue reading

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Social Media in Australia – Can the madness of crowds help sort the digital deluge?

Guest Post by Dan Walsh of Kwoff.com.au. For some time I’ve straddled two digital worlds. My ‘hi geek’ dual monitor setup allows me to read my daily dose of Crikey on one screen and the constant stream of tech news … Continue reading

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Literary Blogging on ABC RN

The Book Show picked up the theme of blogging today. I’m a complete fan of the Book Show – how they pump out 40 odd minutes of good content each day beats me. Ramona Koval is a good sort – … Continue reading

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Blog Software: Who Cares?

In my last entry on this topic, I outlined at a very high level that I felt the time had come for a fourth generation of social software. I promised at the time that I would begin my ruminations on … Continue reading

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