musicForProgramming();

musicForProgramming();

A series of mixes intended for listening while programming to aid concentration and increase productivity (also compatible with other activities).

The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3’s Source Code

I wouldn’t go as far as calling it “exceptional” and HOLY MOLY what a nerdy article, but well worth a read. Don’t miss John Carmack’s comment. [via]

musicForProgramming()

A series of mixes intended for listening while programming to aid concentration and increase productivity (also compatible with other activities).

musicForProgramming()

I have complained about random noise at work over and over again, mostly because I have yet really to solve the problem. I am now giving musicForProgramming() a try, so far it is supremely weird and creepy with a lot of droning sounds and random bits of instrumental music thrown in. I am not too sure how well I can concentrate on work while listening to it.

See also: Music for Brogramming

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Triumph of the Cyborg Composer

Triumph of the Cyborg Composer

"But robots will never be able to create art." Yeah, right.

Weekend coding

I’ve spent this gray and cloudy Sunday afternoon doodling around, putting some of my recent ideas into small rapid-prototype kinds of code bits. And it was fun.
Once in a while I notice how the daily work with code clouds my memory and makes me forget that I chose this profession mostly because it is so much fun. I shall try to not forget about that again.

I need to talk to you about computers.

I need to talk to you about computers.

Insightful essay about the history of computers in the light of the iPad.

Alex Payne — On the iPad

Alex Payne — On the iPad

"The future of personal computing that the iPad shows us is both seductive and dystopian. It’s not a future I want to bring into my home."

3 Simple Rules That Will Make You a ‘Superstar’ Developer

A successful Git branching model

A successful Git branching model

This looks like a well thought-out version control model. I'll really have to start looking at git soon.