klaatu:

Maps of Science Fiction

You should follow Klaatu. Really.

Brain Scratch. Nobody understood it or remembered it. RIP.

Blog’s getting a retitle: Bad Uncle Leo.

The Jesus ‘Pod..

The Jesus ‘Pod..

"People are just like dice. We throw ourselves in the direction of our choosing."

"People are just like dice. We throw ourselves in the direction of our choosing."

Protip: you don’t have to fantasize about the next iPad Mini Retina. Closing an App? “Stop the pinch.”

Protip: you don’t have to fantasize about the next iPad Mini Retina. Closing an App? “Stop the pinch.”

cruisingwithgunhead:

vajohna:

Legit cyberpunk.

Interesting side note: those are American made helicopters.

Images via Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Most military hardware is still either American, Soviet, or derivative of either. Cold war only ended 22 years ago, which may be a lifetime online but pretty short in service life.

Oh hai. (I got this from Mil Surplus when I was a teenager over 30 years ago) JFGI: “TM 31-210 PDF”

Oh hai. (I got this from Mil Surplus when I was a teenager over 30 years ago) JFGI: “TM 31-210 PDF”

No, this #Apple book should not go to Goodwill. What was going on in Cupertino c. 1997.

No, this #Apple book should not go to Goodwill. What was going on in Cupertino c. 1997.

Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good! by Fred Hebert

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Upshot: A popular Erlang tutorial site becomes a book. Any downsides? Nope, unless you don’t like the style. But you won’t. Support the author!

I was a bit skeptical that there was another “Learn You Some…” book out there written in the same style as the Haskell book. But, as of this post, Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good! by Fred Hebert is one of the six & counting books recommended on Erlang.org. And while $40 seems pricey for an eBook, this one is a monster at 624pp (on my iPad, 954pp). I found the tutorial style very accessible. If you have some programming/scripting under your belt, I think you will too.

So why would you buy what is essentially the contents of the Learn you Some Erlang site? Maybe you work in a secure environment. Maybe you live with spotty or no internet as I used to. Or maybe you’ll be using the book ‘in the classroom.’ The bottom line is, if you seriously want to learn Erlang, and you match the skill level outlined in the book, then this book is for you.

The best part is, you can ‘test drive’ the book via the author’s web site. I recommend you buy the book, either from O’Reilly or NoStarch to get DRM-Free copies for all of your devices.

Aside: Peeking in ePub’s code.. Take a wild guess who assembled the book for NoStarch. Yup, O’Reilly. So you know the ‘build quality’ is there.

Resources

LINK: http://nostarch.com/erlang

SITE: http://learnyousomeerlang.com (sample files available)

Disclosure: I received the eBook download(s) from NoStarch for review purposes.

tacticalneuralimplant:

cyberpunkculture:

Alien and Blade Runner apparently take place in the same universe.

MIND BLOWN

tacticalneuralimplant:

cyberpunkculture:

Alien and Blade Runner apparently take place in the same universe.

MIND BLOWN

parislemon:

laughingsquid:

Visual Timeline Shows the One Ring’s Life Cycle in Lord of The Rings

My kind of porn.
Wow, Apple. You have serious Thunderbolt/Display adaptor bugs in Mountain Lion. $AAPL #SQA

Wow, Apple. You have serious Thunderbolt/Display adaptor bugs in Mountain Lion. $AAPL #SQA

Lord Humongous..err, BAD UNCLE LEO is gravely disappointed w the Apple OS X QA Team. MoLi blows.

Lord Humongous..err, BAD UNCLE LEO is gravely disappointed w the Apple OS X QA Team. MoLi blows.

According to #Starwalk, this is Regulus at Dawn.

According to #Starwalk, this is Regulus at Dawn.

Yeah I know. Damn lazy, still in bed, glasses off… Using #iTeleport (Taken with Instagram)

Yeah I know. Damn lazy, still in bed, glasses off… Using #iTeleport (Taken with Instagram)