Piatti del giorno 57
Three more days.
- BOOL’s sharp corners -
boolare not the same. (Duh, right?)
- Operational Transforms And Core Data, In The Wild - Milen Dzhumerov explains Clear’s interesting approach to synchronizing via iCloud (h/t @jonathanpenn).
- Luxigon - Dang. Now those are architectural renderings.
- Organizational Skills Beat Algorithmic Wizardry - As multicellular creatures spend most of our time organizing instead of doing “real” work, in the same way that cells spend most of their energy on maintaining the integrity of the cell membrane (h/t @wfdobie).
- On Discipline - On reflection, it seems to me that iOS 7 has the classic burn-it-to-the-ground-and-do-over problem: there’s a lot of running to do now, just to get it back to where it was. The scars on an old design aren’t simply annoying; they also tell a story of what needed to be fixed on contact with reality.
- The Information Content of BIM - An ambitious attempt at providing a rigourous discussion of information theory in the context of building information modelling, whose nuances I have almost certainly missed (h/t @danieldavis).
- On Being Sufficiently Smart - Again I’m hearing the exoskeletons versus robots melody underneath this: there is an inflection point in computation, where something goes from helping you do your work to doing your work for you, and beyond that inflection point that which is doing the work must be perfect.
- The Flexibility of Logic Programming: Parametrically Regenerating the Sagrada Família - There’s something so indirect about this that I simply cannot decide if Gaudí–maker of string models–would have approved or not. Anyway, my own suspicion is that the most successful day-to-day approaches will involve a blend of programming paradigms anyway (cf. Scala, Clojure, Ruby).