A class/interface diagram for the Clojure classes etc
James Bennett (Djangos release manager) on why he likes pip over easy_install and setuptools
A lecture / presentation about the history of programming languages (video)
Chouser's guide to writing macro's in Clojure. via Steven
Another Actual Play report for Mouse Guard, this time from Judd of the Sons of Kyros and friends.
Actual play report of the Mouse Guard RPG
Rich Hickey (creator of clojure) talks about how concurrency works in clojure with a worked example.
Alex Payne of Twitter has three suggestions to improve the TextMate user experience.
Don Norman's rebuttle to Tufte's powerpoint essay.
Edward Tufte on powerpoint. Old but good.
A Super Geeky link. An audio recording from Yog-Sothoth.com playing through the Trail of Cthulhu scenario 'The Devourers in the Mist'
Luke Crane talks about his Burning Wheel based Mouse Guard RPG.
The creator of Python's impressions of Scala, with a interesting comments thread
"Reviewing Chinese Democracy is not like reviewing music. It's more like reviewing a unicorn" Quote of the day.
Awesome. Via Greg
An article about the genius of tragic lolcats. via Clink Ecker(I think?)
David Goodger's presentation about idiomatic python code
Another good article about ginger beer production, via Chad
An online book about Frank Herbert, and Dune.
A massive spider attacks the heros of Greyhawk.
Brian Rosner on settings for reusable apps in django
Seriously one of the geekiest things I have seen in weeks; A turing machine imlpemented solely in the rules Game of Life. Via C2
Layne's Law of debates.
10 years after the release of Grim Fandango, Tim Schaffer releases the design document for the puzzles. [PDF] (via Story Games)
An interesting thread on story games about learning Burning Empires
New York Times results coverage for the 2008 US elections. Via Paul Bright
A list of wikipages about common programming idioms in Haskell.
“…How can your main character stand out, against a bizarre and colorful backdrop? We asked six great science fiction authors for their advice.”
A tutorial about creating custom management commands for django 1.0 onward
A Django ModelField to support tracking the history of a model instance. Via Matt
Ryan Macklin talks about the horror genre and the relationship hope and fear have for creating a horror situation. [Edited since yesterday to point to the tag for the series, not just the first post]
Some great notes from Evil Hat's Rob Donoghue on creating interesting NPCs
"Emergent Behaviours is the home of the compiled wisdom of the Burning Empires community. It's for those little nuggets of advice that the Burning Wheel HQ couldn't squeeze into the book and the discoveries about the game that could only be made after it had been released into the wild."
Another Haskell tutorial, again aimed at writing real world code.
A nicely typeset, slightly odd, tutorial to Haskell. Possibly not as comprehensive as Real World Haskell but better looking
Bill de HÓra on why Atom is more useful than soap
A good brief summary of the difference between the three main types of music cables
The guys from Evil Hat, and Blue Devil Games have launched their new project 'One Bad Egg' to do D&D 4e stuff.
mp3s of really old america radio ad's
Would make a great christmas or birthday gift for any geek. Just Sayin'
A players guide to the 1920s and 30s
An app to make maintaining a robots.txt easy from django
A cartoon in 45 slides, explaining the whole subprime mortgage fiasco. Via Keith Rollin.
Some mp3s of short stings for use in Call or Trail of Cthulhu.
A short interview with Kenneth Hite. Via Ken Hite
Slides for Simon Willison's web application security presentation
A lightweight, modular web server written in Haskell.
XML-RPC Library for haskell
Interview with Simon Peyton-Jones on Haskell
Article about the process of information and analysis flow through a community
How to remove googles annoying software updater for Mac OS X
A Model Field for django that automatically caches the markdown'd version and stores the raw text as well. Via Matt
A blogger for MTV and Will Wright do stage by stage breakdowns of the gameplay for Spore
Via Kenneth Hite (Read that too)
Kenneth Hite (Whose name I have apparently been misspelling for months :S Fixed now I hope) contrasts HPLs Mythos to The Gun in Westerns.
Rob Donoghue's notes on using a 2d10 dice system for d20 games to shift from a uniform distribution to a rough curve. Specifically looking at how to make criticals work
Tips and tricks for producing interesting and cool spore creatures
Roy Fielding on REST and XMPP PubSub, via Tim Bray
Simon Willison releases dmigrations, a tool for doing database migrations for django.
John Siracusa's day one thoughts on google's Chrome
If it ain't fixed its broken? Not for me, but interesting none the less.
A Call of Cthulhu scenario by Dr Bruce Ballon. The first piece of horror fiction or RPG book to ever receive an award from the World Health Organization. The scenarios all center around mental health and addiction. Via Paul of Cthulhu
Everyone is linking to this. A comic (by Scott McCloud) about google's browser project. Despite being called 'chrome' its most about technology. Via every second person on twitter.
History about LucasArts Apocalyptic Motercycle adventure game 'Full Throttle'. Via John Siracusa
A JQuery based script to create parallax viewports that shift with the mouse position. Via Patrick Thomson
Merlin Mann on friend-feeds 'Fake-Follow' feature, and the need for a pause button. Via Matt
A flash based physics puzzle game. Starts of ok, but gets fiendish. The aim is to build a contraption from simple cpmponents to get a block from the starting area to the goal area. Via a million people.
George Orwell blogging 70 years ago. Via Grant Davis on Story Games
Interesting quotes from Graffiti artist Banksy. Via Gus Mueller
Prop fonts - some free, some pay - for Call and Trail of Cthulhu. The pay fonts include scans of Lovecraft's own hand writing.
Pelgrane Press's resource page for Trail of Cthulhu. Includes adventure conversions, character sheets, templates with fonts ('Covington') and other bits and pieces
Robin D Laws' game of police procedural investigations with superpowered mutants. Based on his GUMSHOE system.
If Lovecraft wrote copy for for a chocolate company. Via Matt
Theory From The Closet interview's D&D4e designer Mike Mearls. Via jenskot on Story Games
Awesome Blog. Some guy drawing things for his very small daughter who apparently doesnt approve many of them. Via Rob Donoghue
It would be remiss of me to not link to Mr Kelleher's exploration of modern architecture in Christchurch
Merlin Mann lists 9 features he thinks make for a good blog. Via Jason Kottke
Accurately burn your friends for old links with this handy reference
Peter Norvig explains how googles spelling corrector workers. Perhaps useful for tag clouds?
Setting up an external svn repo to be part of a project
Podcast interview with Kenneth Hite - Author of many gaming products, Lovecraft stuff, a children's book and more.
Possibly synchronisation between the Pink Floyd song 'Echoes' and the final segment of Kubrik's 2001:A Space Odyssey
An interview with Luke Crane of Burning Wheel and David Petersen of the Mouse Guard comic about the upcoming Mouse Guard RPG.
A timeline of internet memes. Hat tip Tim Kelleher
Clinton R Nixon's much praised indie RPG available as a creative commons wiki.
Massive and detailed documentation for Monads in Haskell
Haskell Web Application Interface, similar to WSGI for python. A generalised API for building web applications
Angus has released the first beta of his rewritten hack for PNG support in Internet Explorer 6+
Empire's list of 50 greatest comic book characters (heros and villians)
A book, available for free online, about programming Haskell with a real world rather than theoretical or mathsy focus.
A thesaurus that provides only alternatives that are shorter
Free PDF of the Ars Magica 4e core rulebook
Clint Ecker's little app for making editable chunks of content to be dropped into a template
Mike Mearls Wizards of the Coast 'official' blog. Interesting stuff about his Temple of Elemental Evil campaign
Fan created support for D&D 4e. Character sheets, Power cards, Combat cheat sheets
3 video interviews and a link to three more with director Guillermo del Toro about his Hobbit movies, Hellboy and his potential Lovecraft film (Beyond the Mountains of Madness?)
Joe Armstrong describes an implementation of STM in erlang
An article on paragraph typography for the web by Jon Tan, via kottke
Tools to help find bugs or style issues in python code.
Bill Bumgarner's guide to tequilla
Martin Fowler discusses a 'Passive View' MVC architecture
Article about phishing and a recent anti pattern in websites to ask for a users gmail etc password and its repercussions
Neologism of the year
A short video about some of Gish 2 development (via Coding Horror's twitter)
Vincent Baker (of Dogs in the Vineyard fame) suggests some guidelines for stake setting and conflict resolution in non-narrativist games
An amazing video of a remix of Radiohead's track 'Nude'
Morphisms in category theory.
Paul Tevis goes into a detailed review of Burning Empires based on 11 sessions play.
Errata for the latest version of the Star Wars RPG. Of particular interest are the notes on designing an encounter
John Wick (Legend of the Five Rings, 7th Sea, House of the Blooded) talks about designing and developing role-playing games
Trac's post commit hooks for SVN to support fixes #123 e etc
Mezzoblue's guide to roasting at home.
Title Case reimplemented in Nu
A significantly shorter implementation (without test cases) of the same
See previous but in JS rather than Python.
Simon Willison talks about tips for debugging django sites
A port of John Gruber's titlecase perl script to python
Andy Baio digs into a huge amount of music chart material to look at the nature of one hit ones and pop music over the last 50 years.
An awesome rant + explaination on how to rebind 'find next' to its correct shortcut key combination
Matt Legend Gemmell has implemented a text templating system for Cocoa. Similar to django and smarty.
Extension commands for django management tool.
Actual Play thread by Storn Cook of the Sons of Kryos. A game of Spirit of the Century set in the D&D setting Eberron
MMM Mode adds support for Multiple Major Modes to emacs
Instructions for setting up an (X)HTML editing environment for Emacs suitable for Web Developers.
Middleware which prints out a list of all SQL queries done for each view that is processed. This is only useful for debugging.
bzr-svn plugin to the bzr distributed version control system
A mode to display the invisible characters in a text document (tab, space, new line etc)
Tests and examples of the new django OneToOneField post queryset refactor.
“Thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years — this one’s on me.” - Trent Reznor
Why shows how to using ruby 1.9 and python 2.5 to take ruby bytecode, convert it to python byte code and then decompile it back to python source
Python documentation on the standard profiling tools
More notes on profiling django
A short tutorial on profiling django and python, and generating visualisations
How and how not to use Python
Cocoa Samurai (Colin Wheeler) provides a broad coverage of concurrency tools in Mac OS X Leopard.
Generates 4 names per page. 2 male, 2 female. For each there is a statistically likely one and a wacky one. (via Robin Laws)
Crazy goat, great pun
Notes on the internals of memcached and some best practises to consider
Worship band based in Christchurch NZ. Debut EP, Awake My Soul, is set for release in 2008. Greg plays guitar.
Massive review of the recent Trail of Cthulhu RPG on the Ogre Cave
Waxy.org has a huge article about Infocoms Douglas Adams games. There is a focus on Milliways, the sequel to HHGTTG, including prototypes.
Twotp is an implementation of the Erlang node protocol written in Python using the Twisted networking engine. It makes possible to run an Erlang node in Python, like the Jinterface library of Erlang allows to do in Java. You can then call methods on an Erlang node or receive method calls.
Using WSGI to build a web framework with python. A tutorial
Information and ticket sales for the Mars Volta show on June 26, 08
Exactly what the title says. set of guidelines about developing a set of icons
Well, its sort of a game. Its also a representation of lambda calculus. To describe this as anything other than madness or awesome does it a sever disservice. (via Steven)
How to design a textual layout for the web. Highly recommended, if I haven't bookmarked this before I should have.
Wallpaper from national geographic
The new Recent Changes feed for this site. Aggregates all the changes across various sections.
Slides from a talk about django's current and future internals
Sorry about the MySpace. Drum and Bass stuff to check out.
The Portal song played by some 8080s
Some clever ideas with HoFs in python
I have watched this too many times. Poor Boone :(
Discussion of Googles App Engine as a python and django platform. Lots of python is missing.
Ryan Tomayko talks about how GIT solves some VCS problems, with side notes about other systems such as SVN and BZR
Evil Hat's Rob Donoghue raves about a nail bag that is great for dice
The most important thing I did today.
Short snippet of code to send out 500 errors on django failure
Bill de hÓra explains why DVCS are nicer than CVCS
Psycho american kids!
Grunge Fonts. nuff said
Notes on running python scripts that depend on django
A library to aid in the development of multiprocess programs in python. Implements the same API as threading does for threads and adds some more tools
Keith Devens list of programmer fonts
Given a list of text files in a similar format, templatemaker creates a template that can extract data from files in that same format.
Adding Ajax Detection To HttpRequest
RSS feed for django development timeline
Using Typeable typeclass to do semi-dynamic programming in Haskell
Straight forward SQL DB abstraction layer for Haskell
Introduces the HaskellDB API which provides a monadic DSL for relational database interaction backed onto two different general haskell DB APIs (HDBC or HSQL) – apparently unmaintained
Evil Hat's FATE RPG, including the Spirit of the Century SRD (free pdfs)
Small discussions and pieces of advice for running FATE and SotC games for both players and GMs
A tutorial to get going with Form Wizards in django, eg chaining multiple Django forms together in series.
Tagging support for django models, including form fields, template tags and a pile of helpful support functions
A large article that contains a detailed guide to brewing ginger beer at home. (via Fraser)
My review of the Starwars RPG
Tim Burks at C4. Discusses software development, industrialization, Objective-C as a component tool, ruby as a glue language for Cocoa, and introduces his language Nu
The Independent Insurgency interviews Rob Donoghue and Fred Hicks from Evil Hate games about FATE, Spirit of the Century and whole heap of other stuff
Roleplayer magazines Call of Cthulhu rules and conversion guides for GURPS 3rd edition.
Using the GURPS rules to run Call of Cthulhu. Lots of links and pointers provided