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Published: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:43:04 +0200

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Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:37:28 +0200

ThoughtThat’s it, folks. This is the last issue of Anarchaia. Life goes on at Trivium. See you all on the other side. LHC Grid Fest, “When the Large Hadron Collider comes into operation, it will begin to produce an expected 15 million gigabytes of data every year, enough information to create a 21-kilometre-high stack of CDs annually. On 3rd October, the Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid consortium announce the readiness of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), an e-infrastructure conceived and designed to support this data challenge.” Ruby Manor, a promising conference idea. Missed Connections, mapped by state. everything comes to an end by dsevilla das ist als wuerde der ORF aufhoeren zu senden :) — Manuel Simoni Moving Beyond Modernism in 6 Easy Steps, a simple guide for architects. Tetris Tiles, want have! So it’s fare thee well my own true love, We’ll meet another day, another time. It ain’t the leavin’ That’s a-grievin’ me But my true love who’s bound to stay behind. — Bob Dylan, Farewell NetFlix Origami, The fun way to recycle your NetFlix flaps. The XO abides, Danny O’Brien analyzes slow-cooked software. Empty Boxes: a business idea, WJW. #haskell-blah 23:21 lolol, loldiol, loltriol, … I caught a bushel of oranges. by The Rocketeer The Fear, John Gruber has 2781 words on the NDA and remaining problems of the App Store. On Wedding Design, marrying a designer: not the worst idea. A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A time to kill, a time to heal A time to laugh, a time to weep — Pete Seeger, Turn! Turn! Turn! 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841 I will not spend all my spare time on Flickr by Locator PocketGuitar is an application which turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a virtual guitar. Palin Bingo. An update to the email standards, a diff. ThoughtThanks go to: _why for making me popular, Aria for the hosting, the guys from for registering and paying for a year, everyone that donated for the cause, sent fan mail, or contributed links.ThoughtAnarchaia consists of 1163 posts in a span of over 3.5 years. There were 14358 links, 2437 pictures, 1186 IRC quotes, 2180 lyrics, 410 quotes, and 232 thoughts… totalling in 20803 items, 96553 lines, 504428 words and 5.5 megabytes of text.Die Stimme Gottes: “Ich habe es nicht gewollt.” — Karl Kraus, Die Letzten Tage Der Menschheit [...]


Thu, 02 Oct 2008 12:05:19 +0200

He’ll take you up, he’ll bring you down,
He’ll plant your feet back firmly on the ground.
He flies so high, he swoops so low,
He knows exactly which way hes gonna go.
Timothy Leary. Timothy Leary.
— Moody Blues, Legend Of A Mind

ThoughtCreativity is the art of amazing yourself.

I see the ships of a friendly fleet
And a song so sweetly sounding
And gentle souls who think not to defeat
As across the waves they are bounding
— Gene Clark, 1975

16:56 cool
16:56 heute ist quasi-freitag
18:14 wir sagen donnerstag dazu


Wed, 01 Oct 2008 12:11:41 +0200

Now you’re telling me you’re not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You who are so good with words
And at keeping things vague
— Joan Baez, Diamonds And Rust

Well, I want you to know, I just had to go.
I want you to know, we just had to grow.
So it’s goodbye first love, and I hope you’re fine.
— The Incredible String Band, First Girl I Loved


Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:16:57 +0200

Who holds the blank thoughts of people when nothing is said?
And who turns the lights out after you’ve gotten in bed?
I guess I’ll never know why
I’ll just lay here and decay here
— Moby Grape, Lazy Me

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.
— Barry McGuire, Eve Of Destruction


Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:13:26 +0200

I’ll go through life searchin’
Tryin’ to find the one
I’d go slip, slip, you’d
go slip, slip away
— Love, A Message to Pretty

Court martial, court martial, then quickly was got
And the sentence passed upon me, that I was to be shot
May the Lord have mercy on them for their sad cruelty
For now the Queen’s duty lies heavy on me
— Fairport Convention, The Deserter


Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:31:38 +0200

GNU turns 25, “Happy birthday, software libre”. And really thank you for Emacs, GCC and all the utilities we love to use every day! Judge a book by its cover, and see if you can guess the Amazon rating. Taxman, rentman, they all chase me, I ain’t home when they come round. Got no money, live my life free, That’s the best way, I have found. — The Yardbirds, I Can’t Make Your Way I wish I were the Moon, so much emotion in so few pixels. A Flash game. (Don’t miss his other games.) sketch by Manufacturer Higher-order shell, by Chung-chieh Shan. “Many Unix utilities execute their arguments as a command line in turn. Some well-known examples are nice, sudo, xargs, and find. These programs are sometimes called meta-commands, but I think of them as higher-order programs by analogy to higher-order functions.” Please discipline codegirl and make her code very difficult AJAX, “I will code the HTML you don’t want to. It’s ok. I don’t mind. I like it. I will code it handcuffed if you want.” I always knew web development was for masochists only. Query Replace, Patrick Logan points out C-r in Emacs’ query-replace and some other nifty features of it. On writing Python one-liners, hash lookup instead of if is really neat. techno monolith 1 by limowreck666 Look Ma! No OS!, by Cees de Groot. “SqueakNOS was an attempt to remove the OS underneath Squeak.” And you singing the song thinking this is the life And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the sizxe Where you gonna go, where you gonna go, where you gonna sleep tonight? — Amy MacDonald, This Is The Life Falschbericht in der Kronen Zeitung, das schockierende hierbei ist nicht, dass Zeitungen auf einen Hoax reinfallen, sondern dass die Fehlinformation durch so offensichtliches XSS eingeschleust wurde., an Arxiv review site. WikiSym: Collaboration and its Discontents, Mark Bernstein: “Is collaboration inherently good? Is openness always a virtue? These were the questions at WikiWalk.” New Regexp based URL dispatching, Helma NG goes [...]


Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:54:39 +0200

ThoughtNo Anarchaia tomorrow, I’m going to the Oktoberfest.

Crowds of people standing everywhere
‘Cross the street I’m at this laugh affair
And here they always play my songs
And me, I wonder if it’s…
— Love, Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale

Every morning I would see her waiting at the stop
Sometimes she’d shop and she would show me what she bought
All the people stared as if we were both quite insane
Someday my name and hers are going to be the same
— The Hollies, Bus Stop


Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:38:01 +0200

All the things that I’m a-sayin’ an’ a-many times more.
I’m a-singin’ you the song, but I can’t sing enough,
‘Cause there’s not many men that done the things that you’ve done.
— Bob Dylan, Song To Woody

Yeah, said its all right
I wont forget
All the times Ive waited patiently for you
And youll do just what you choose to do
And I will be alone again tonight my dear
— Love, Alone Again Or


Wed, 24 Sep 2008 19:02:24 +0200

The Loughran-Guijarro Scale, a logarithmic scale for assessing the consequences of a system failure. Awesome: “Loss of small city few people care about. this is why CERN is in Geneva.” Clozure CL is an open source Common Lisp implementation that runs on PowerPC hardware under Mac OS X and Linux, and on x86-64 hardware under Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD. Clozure CL used to be called OpenMCL. Munich Central Station. by dreizehn28 Dirac 1.0.0 released. Please adopt free codecs. She may beg she may plead She may argue with her logic And then mention all the things I’ll lose That really have no value In the end she will surely know I wasn’t born to follow — Carol King and Gerry Goffin, Wasn’t Born To Follow Adaptive interfaces, Matt Webb: “Steven Chapman has created a way to control his DSLR camera with a custom interface on his Nintendo DS.” Gut Instinct’s Surprising Role in Math, “Whenever we choose a shorter grocery line over a longer one, or a bustling restaurant over an unpopular one, we rally our approximate number system, an ancient and intuitive sense that we are born with and that we share with many other animals.” too, Sergey Brin’s personal blog. “While Google is a play on googol, too is a play on the much smaller number – two. It also means “in addition”, as this blog reflects my life outside of work.” Noncommutative geometry, a heavy math blog. Penguin grafitti at Olympiapark, Munich by mdid data Mu f = In (f (Mu f)), Mark Dominus has fun with type fixpoints. Gonzo Reader is a feed reader that shows the actual page designs. Skinning Newspeak?, Gilad Bracha considers alternative syntaxes instead of Smalltalk. Untangling with Continued Fractions: Part 4, “With these defintions we can take any knot diagram and compute a value for it.” The river flows It flows to the sea Wherever that river goes That’s where I want to be — Roger McGuinn, Ballad Of Easy Rider V8 on YouTube, there are two tech talks. I will be joining Microsoft Research in January, danah boyd says. Gratulations! MSR probably is the only good part of Microsoft. Water trapped in a window by Daveybot The RubyFringe Videos: Vids From The Summer’s Hottest Conference, finally some are available. LaTeX Tips n Tricks for Conference Papers, by Gurmeet Singh Manku. MixTube, a Muxtape clone that actually plays the YouTube video in background. Very nice, and much harder to shut downThey are removing stuff like crazy :(. [...]


Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:22:54 +0200

ThoughtI’m moving. Anarchaia will resume publishing at least Thursday, September 25. The Pervert’s Guide to Etsy, hot stuff. PNSFW. 55+ Paper Background Textures, for future reference. Goutte à goutte by Emmanuel25 I need my privacy, I lead a secret life Sleep with the enemy, and betray both sides I travelled all my life, but never got away From the killing jar, and it got me sick — Black Box Recorder, England Made Me Theorem Proving for Verification, Galois Tech Talk held by John Harrison. “In this tutorial I will explain some of the advantages of theorem proving, showing situations where the generality of theorem proving is beneficial, allowing us to tackle domains that are beyond the scope of automated methods or providing other important advantages.” Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator, my name would be Flack Gobbler Palin. TwitterKeys: Enhance your Twitter conversations, another character table. farbenmeer by Peter Heilmann 5 Reasons why you don’t need to write a book, by Penelope Trunk. “People who have a lot of ideas need a blog, not a book… If you have so many ideas, prove it to the world and start blogging. There is nothing like a blog to help you realize you have nothing new to say.” Bitter truth. Do you believe in love at first sight? Do you believe in fate? I believe the good things Only come to those who wait We’ve got to plan the journey Eliminate all mistakes Take the safe route It’s called the art of driving — Black Box Recorder, The Art Of Driving Two Papers and a Presentation, by Dan Piponi. Features a self-shading shader quine. WJW. 45th and 46th Known Mersenne Primes, they are 243,112,609-1 and 237,156,667-1 (the smaller one was found later. And by the way, some German newspaper report it took a bit longer to publish them because they had to find out which one was bigger, which of course is bullshit.) The Differences Between Star Wars & Harry Potter, yay for narrative constructivism. [...]


Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:52:11 +0200

Welcome to the House of Lies
For you and I it’s like paradise
You can do what you wanna
When you do, I’ll act like I’m surprised
— The Shortwave Set, House Of Lies

I typed OMG, should be you and me
You wrote LOL, wrote LOL
My browser froze right down to my toes,
I said go to hell.
— The Hot Toddies, HTML


Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:25:06 +0200

When you lie in the desert sun
believe me, you make it so much fun
I know you’re coming back
and I’ll wait, I’ll wait forever
— Tiger Trap, Chester

I don’t wanna know
This Love
I don’t wanna know
It’s all I’ll ever have
This love
I don’t wanna know
— The Magic Numbers, This Love


Sun, 14 Sep 2008 11:05:46 +0200

And these clocks keep unwinding
and completely ignore everything
that we hate or adore.
Once the page of a calendar is
turned it’s no more.
So tell me then, what was it for?
Oh tell me, what was it for?
— Bright Eyes, A Scale, A Mirror And Those Indifferent Clocks

I used to be the bright one
Smart as a whip
Funny how you slip so far when
Teachers dont keep track of it
— The Dresden Dolls, The Perfect Fit


Sat, 13 Sep 2008 13:36:42 +0200

ACOVEA (Analysis of Compiler Options via Evolutionary Algorithm) implements a genetic algorithm to find the “best” options for compiling programs with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) C and C++ compilers. “Best”, in this context, is defined as those options that produce the fastest executable program from a given source code. Functional programming languages: Operational semantics, abstract machines and program transformations, course material by Xavier Leroy. Comprehensive and well put together. There’s the hatred that strangles The throat of a man But the worst of all hatred Is that which is planned Against what we have In this goddess of land — Levellers, Maid Of The River Support Our Poops by jasoneppink Support Our Poops, Take part in one of the biggest issues of our time and make a bold statement, letting all your friends and enemies know that feces should no longer be ignored or considered “taboo”. The App Store’s Exclusionary Policies, John Gruber, insightful as usual: “If there were other means of distributing iPhone apps – to put it in Paul Kafasis’s terms, if Apple’s were an App Store rather than the App Store – then it would be acceptable for Apple’s store to be exclusionary.” Modern Forth, by Stephen Pelc. “Modern Forth systems are not like their ancestors.” Nondeterministic Regular Expression Parsing Library For arc, by Conrad Barski. Features a nice introductory comic. Muttator is a free browser add-on for Thunderbird, which makes it look and behave like the Vim text editor. It has similar key bindings, and you could call it a modal mail client, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in. “This one just sucks less than Mutt.” DSCF7482 by archer-sl Ignore everybody. The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you. — Hugh MacLeod OSCON? Gone, am I the only one noticing a general dissatisfaction regarding O’Reilly conferences lately, especially related to their location? Hey, you got your loop in my recursion!, Chris Okasaki on the impair of stateful programming when teaching recursion. 5, John Baez last favorite number talk. [...]


Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:26:11 +0200

No more media relations, The Pirate Bay proclaims: “We have no longer any interest in participating in traditional media since it’s apparant that they are not trustworthy or willing to adopt.” Yes! A Scheme Syntax-Rules Primer, Scheme has a wonderfully powerful hygienic macro system. Malgrate by Paolo Motta You’re the girl that I adore, But still I live in hope to see The holy Ground once more — The Holy Ground JavaScript Unlimited, is a tumblog(sic!) about using JavaScript outside the browser. Panda, open source video encoding powered by Merb, EC2, S3 and SimpleDB. The A-Z of Programming Languages: Lua, “Professor Roberto Ierusalimschy offers an in-depth examination of what he believes to be the most successful programming language not born in a developed country.” Godspeed, the prize for the best titling of a LHC pictures goes to the New Shelton wet/dry. DSCF0523 by martin.parth Nuclear Nation, “Perhaps in the spirit of the Wonders of the World, the nuclear reactor in Hanford, Washington, has been declared a national historic site.” “The B Reactor at DOE’s Hanford Site in southeast Washington State was the world’s first industrial-scale nuclear reactor and produced plutonium for the atomic weapon that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan to end World War II.” We’re tired of lies we want the truth! Most people they will never know! We’re tired of lies we want the truth! With your or against you? — Anti-Flag, Turncoat Return return, Mark Dominus read “Functional Programming with Overloading and Higher-Order Polymorphism” by Mark P. Jones. 24, by John Baez: “This has long been my favorite number, since it shows up throughout math and physics in mysterious, shocking and even monstrous ways… which seem to fit together in a gargantuan conspiracy, as if pure mathematics itself were the work of an insane god – or at least one with a devilish sense of humor.” Be amazed. Color Codes, a color palette site that supports channel globs. [...]