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Jason L. Shiffer

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The importance of Being Earnest

I believe we all have multiple fictitious persona that we maintain in order to deal with the various aspects of the world around us; work, family, friends, o...


Third Party Sources, git, and you

This is not a “new idea” but I can never find it when I need it. So if you too want to track some third party package that is not already in git (if it is t...


The Top Idea in Your Mind

… it’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower. via paulgraham.com

On the move: to VIM

I have been an Emacs user for the last 15 years or so. I have written hundreds of thousands of lines of code with it, written plugins for it, helped others ...


Not just a reprint

In Programming in Lua, Second Edition Roberto does a very good job of balancing the introduction of the language to the new Lua programmer, while keeping it ...