Tips for effective lucid dreaming (bottom of page), and a dream machine (top of page).
A nice collection of comparisons to fuel flamewars:
Linux vs FreeBSD vs NetBSD vs OpenBSD vs Hurd
Debian vs Slackware vs RedHat
Monolithic kernel vs microkernel
Microsoft Windows NT vs Unix
Java vs LISP vs Scheme vs C vs C++
Perl vs TCL vs Python vs AWK vs Ksh
Qt vs Gtk vs Tk vs Xt vs Xlib vs GNUstep
Apple II vs Atari 800 vs C=64 vs TRS-80
Atari ST vs Commodore Amiga vs Apple Macintosh
Motorola vs Intel
Unix vs VMS vs MVS
Microsoft Windows vs Macintosh
USR Pilot vs Apple Newton vs WinCE
RMS vs Bill Gates
From Christopher Browne's fascinating Internet Data Filtering Talk
Forget "When Worlds Collide" (do you even remember it?)... see what happens when galaxies collide.
Check out the vital stats and compare and contrast various IRC networks such as EFNet, DALNet, Undernet, etc...
An oldie but goodie: Recursive Make Considered Harmful
"Symptoms that the UNIX community have long accepted as a fact of life, but which need not be endured any longer..." "...recursive makes which take ``forever'' to work out that they need to do nothing, recursive makes which do too much, or too little, recursive makes which are overly sensitive"
One good thing about all the attention the demise of the Mir space sation is getting is that it gets people interested in science who otherwise would not have been interested in it at all. Another good thing is the popularization of cool satelite tracking Java applets like this one. Its particularly convenient because you can use it from within your browser. You can rotate the globe in 3D, zoom in and out, and track various sattelites, like Mir and the ISS.
Michael Abrash's classic Graphics Programming Black Book is now available free online at Dr.Dobbs. Beware, the graphics stuff itself is obsolete, but the optimization and general assembly programming info is still relevant.
An excellent resource for finding rare books.
Recently laid-off tech sector emloyees should not forget to fill out their 1040.com forms!
CoreWars, the antediluvian, abstract, assembly language version of RobotWars (for software nerds instead of hardware jocks) got more interesting when warriors were evolved instead of written. More here and here. Perhaps CoreWars@home will be next. :)
A computer language genealogy, in PDF format, and others.
"...the US law system has allowed for a decade the filing of patents for elementary software processes. The 30.000 software patents filed every year are now used to attack and eliminate independant software publishers or free software authors."
Its aimed at Europeans, but is still very interesting and relevant.
Using Genetic Algorithms for Game AI
The One True Programming Editor wars continue... this time its settled in a paintball match! Guess which editor wins?
A rant about privacy.
Letting computers evolve a language.. Is this a step towards spontaneous development of an AI ?