Mike Ashley

18aug2013

August 08, 2013

The Art of Lisp and Writing
Reprint of the forward to "Successful Lisp: How to Understand and Use Common Lisp." Two ideas: engineering precedes science in most cases, and programming is both discovery and refinement at the same time. Gabriel draws parallels to writing to make the latter point.
Why Founders Fail: The Product CEO Paradox
Advice not just for founders but anybody who started out but is no longer directly responsible for product. This is also more grist for the definition of product-oriented leaders versus bean counters.
Licensing in a Post Copyright World
The current state of open source software licensing. Frankly, I had not realized that the GPL was in such a mess. Worth a read if using open source components in commercial work.
Eisenhower, Snowden and the military industrial complex
Cyberwarfare is the new frontier for the military industrial complex. It'll consume trillions in funding over the rest of my life. I'm still trying to figure out what good will come of it for computer science and software engineering.
20 Years Later: Remembering the Murat
2003 was a breakout year for Phish with the evolution of the Type 2 jam. The August 13 show at the Murat Theater in Indianapolis was a highlight from that tour. Bathtub Gin gets all the comments, but the whole show is great.
Mating Habits of the North American Hipster
Just perfect. Poor audio, so read along during the performance.