A common motif found in youth-oriented sci-fi and fantasy films of the 1980′s is the image of the young protagonist, isolated in his/her own playroom. Often he/she is placed under such supervision for purposes of research or quarantine due to psychic powers, alien interaction, or robotic physiology. Alone with toys and televisions, the child is free to create and to consume stimuli from the outside world, but not to interact with it. http://kingdeluxe.ca/herbivore/
I just finished “The Computer Boys Take Over”, by Nathan Ensmenger. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and learned a lot from it. I would strongly recommend it. (Book blog)
The author delves into the history of programming as a profession, and also the question of whether it is a…
BigCache addresses this problem by persisting the cached data in memory within the same JVM process, but outside the JVM heap. This prevents the Garbage Collector from interacting with the cache’s memory zone, allowing the JVM heap size to be scaled based on processing needs only….
Nice brisk walk on the hills surrounding the town. Shower. Now some coding
A brief account of what I read through 2011 http://t.co/Fr9L6aoJ
RT @newsycombinator: Hadoop Reaches 1.0 http://t.co/hCjU9DaN