ISPs Will Now Be Copyright Cops
If the cat kills every mouse, the cat will die. The cat only needs to catch enough mice to sustain it's lifestyle. I think it is a very accurate analogy.
You nailed that one brother
HP CEO Resigns During Sexual Harassment Investigation
He thought harass was two words
Sun's Phipps Slams App Engine's Java Support
This is funnier than 2! 5 more like!!!
Lisp and Ruby
"In an ideal world, I'd do this project in Lisp, hands-down. But the world is not ideal. I'm the only one on the team experienced in Lisp, and we've got a tight deadline with no time for training in the implementation language."
I've been that "only Lisp guy" and had good success mentoring small teams (say 8) to Lisp profiency. Any good development
team will have a star or two who get it really fast and help mentor the others. Both times I've tried this it worked, and
both times one of the main advantages was the excitement that developed on the teams.
It's not so much about learning Lisp as about what happens to you while you're learning Lisp. There are companies out
there that understand the value of having a team of developers gel and produce the best work of their careers. Hard to
quantify this for management though, you really need to have their trust.
For me Lisp blurs the line between science and art, it is a work of genius that transcends both. It places very minimal barriers
between your designs and their implementation. Once you are conversant it becomes unconcious; it is akin to a musician becoming
accomplished at their instrument. With the lack of concious effort they feel the music more than play it. Any skilled painter
can also relate.
GUI's like Emacs and SLIME facilitate reaching this Zen state. Keyboard based commands become ingrained in muscle memory and the
developer is free to focus on the patterns and frameworks of their design. The process feeds back on itself and the result is
truely enlightening. These people aren't writing code, they're producing art.