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This blog is not dead …

… it just slept for a long while. But I am about to resurrect it. So stay tuned.

I started this blog for making notes for myself, share code snippets and help fellow programmers who got stuck with similar problems. But the internet moved on during the past two years and there seem to be dozens of web sites now which are probably better suited for doing all these tasks. Nevertheless I like blogs, they are much more personal than tweets and Gist code dumps. So I decided to continue sharing code, ideas and opinions … just don’t expect me to be as frequent as two years ago ;-)

Before this post becomes completely useless, here is a small brain teaser for our Javascript ninjas out there:

What is the following expression evaluating to?

"3" -+-+-+ "1" + "1" / "3" * "6" + "2"

The answer and in depth explanation can be found on which makes me regularly laugh and cry.

Easter Eggs in Open Source Software

Some programmers definitely have to much time, see this link to an arstechnica article:

Cracking open five of the best open source easter eggs

My Dream Programming Language

If one day a fairy would appear in front of me and grant me three wishes, one of them would probably be a new programming language. Here is a list of some features I really want to have in one single language. In a future post I will probably look at some already existing programming languages and examine how much current languages are able to meet my desired features.

  1. Simple & Readable Syntax
  2. Static, Strong Typing & Type-Inference
  3. Functional Programming Support
  4. REPL & Compiler
  5. Easy module/packaging system
  6. Garbage Collection
  7. Immutable Data Types

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The Death of the Desktop?

Do we need applications? Is the desktop metaphor dead? Here is an interesting Google TechTalk video about the alternative:

Away with Applications: The Death of the Desktop