I'm not a huge fan of UML. I think it took a simple idea (standard conceptual drawings) and made it much more complex than necessary with the unwise goal of allowing commercial UML tools to flourish and make code-to-diagram round trip conversion something people might want to do. Something like...

Back when I last "did" Windows development, .Net didn't exist and the Windows CMD prompt was one of the first things I replaced (with Cygwin). Unfortunately, last time I helped someone with a Windows machine the Cygwin install didn't go well - it seemed to be mired in the past,...

The bottom line, it’s well worth seeing with a couple of caveats below. The Good: The most amazing visuals that I’ve seen in a movie. The imagery is like seeing great science fiction paintings come to life. The 3d on a 4k digital projection is by far the best I’ve...

via Kottke via Nels Choose your favorite movie per director. 1) Joel Coen, 2) Wes Anderson, 3) Hal Ashby, 4) Kevin Smith, 5) Quentin Tarantino, 6) Stanley Kubrick, 7) P.T. Anderson, 8) Errol Morris Joel Coen: The Big Lebowski Wes Anderson: Rushmore Hal Ashby: Being There (Full disclosure, I barely...