Get out and vote – ignore that story!

I love the Daily News, it really does capture the spirit of the city. I’m a little worried about today’s headline though. Ya see, people in Philly appreciate a good fight. If it looks like a sure thing, whether it be in sports games, development deals, or political campaigns, we don’t show up, or do […]

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Choosing PHP at Yahoo!

I picked up this fascinating presentation on Yahoo’s decision to switch to PHP, which includes a great deal on Yahoo’s inner workings, from Rafe Colburn earlier today. Now Slashdot has opened a thread.

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Python Escapes the Classroom

An O’Reilly article covering pyKarel, “a Python implementation of Karel the Robot. Introduced in the 80’s, Karel was intended to jump-start students in the Pascal programming language. A virtual robot moves about a maze, interacting with walls and beepers, performing programmed tasks. It has a Pascal-like structure, but only five commands: move, turn left, pick […]

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Bill answers a Wal-Mart question for me

This post concluded that Wal-Mart’s growth did not displace work in other sectors of the economy based upon Andrew Cassel’s article. During that time the state suffered a loss 100,000 manufacturing jobs due to other reasons. That led me to ask a new question. “…if Wal-Mart hasn’t filled those jobs – what has?” Bill says […]

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