Bookmarks for May 16th through June 27th

These are my links for May 16th through June 27th:

  • The Fermi Paradox – Wait But Why – Good overview of the Fermi Paradox, "So where is everybody?", and some of the possible explanations.
  • Coda Toolbar and the Three Pixel Conundrum – This is a fine example of the sort of thing that drives me crazy when doing user interface development. You can spend hours, days, weeks fighting the toolkit to tweak a pixel (or in this instance 3). I can't deny that the end results usually look lovely, but I'm happy to leave the toolkit battling (and inevitable reimplementation of a standard toolkit widget) to someone else.
  • To Wash It All Away (PDF) – James Mickens has written a series of amusing columns for USENIX's online magazine. This one on web development resonated the most with me – I have a strong dislike for web development and JavaScript. I was going to include a few quotes here but it really deserves to be read in its entirety.

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