What worries me about Scala

I’ve recently been rediscovering podcasts.  I’m particularly fond of the NodeUp podcast, but I also listen to podcasts about Rails, Clojure, and Scala.  The Scala podcast is by far the most academic; taking a shot every time they say the word “type” makes for a pretty nice drinking game. I must admit I like academic […]

An Idea

Lately I’ve been dreaming up of a window manager that could help me stay focused on a single thing by keeping me from multi-tasking. In the spirit of programs like writeroom and pyroom. It would always display windows in full screen mode. To do any action it would require you to type in a random […]

LaTex

It’s amazing how far a little LaTeX can take you. Even if you’re just writing an MLA style paper. Here’s some packages to get you started: texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended texlive-fonts-recommended After installing those packages you can learn how to make an MLA style paper by reading the readme file at: /usr/share/doc/texlive-latex-extra/latex/mla-paper/README If you are making […]

Opera Mini 4

I Just installed Opera Mini on my Treo 650. It’s pretty amazing. Not exactly a safari but good enough, and much faster than the browser the Treo comes with. It’s pretty amazing that this Java app can out-perform the C-based Blazer browser by what feels like an order of magnitude.