Lysenko vs. Vavilov feels like the 20th century version of Edison vs. Tesla.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
The GitHub Archive Program will safely store every public GitHub repo for 1,000 years in the Arctic World Archive in Svalbard, Norway.
This is a fascinating project from Github, the Long Now Foundation, the Internet Archive, the Bodleian Library and others. All of the public code on Github on February 2nd, 2020 will be archived for 1000 years in a vault in Svalbard.
Mind you, given the amount of dependencies that most “modern” code projects rely on, I can’t foresee the code working after 1000 days.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Tools of the trade
I think we’re seeing the emphasis shift from valuing trivia to valuing tools.
I know that Paul places a similar emphasis on the value of front-end development tools. Personally, I’ve always been lax with keeping up to date with start-of-the-art tools. I’ve been working on the web long enough to see yesterday’s cutting-edge tools stagnate or fall out of favour.
Still, I should really do more to keep up. There are a few design tools cropping up that I should really investigate.
Then there are the tools that I think could be really useful for making HTML prototypes: Easel is browser-based, while Hammer and Mixture are OS X apps. They’ve all got enough time-saving shortcuts to make them worth investigating further. I wouldn’t use them for production code, but like I said, handy for prototyping.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Another Huffduffer-style sign-up form, this time from the good folks at Automattic. Very cute.