Living In Oblivion
A while ago, on a flight from London to Lisbon, this huge sweaty guy sat next to me (I was on the aisle seat). Trying to keep his moist arm from touching me, I was enthralled by the movie he was watching on his iPad. Steve Buscemi, that actress I’ve seen before but never remember the name, and even Peter Dinklage? Seemed interesting. I was too shy to ask him what movie it was though, so DuckDuckGo was my friend.
Turns out it was Living In Oblivion, Tom DiCillo’s most successful project. Highly recommended indie movie, the kind that sadly doesn’t seem to get made anymore.
I give this one 👍👍
I’m planning an article series on hands-on Event Sourcing with Elixir, so stay tuned. I’ll be using the commanded library and will try to build a small banking API as an example.
UPDATE: first article up
The ‘Marketplace of Ideas’ is a Failed Market - I don’t get why market ideologues don’t wake up to the fact that we need a better analogy than markets for “something that works”, since they seem to suck for a lot of things
Build a Regex Engine in Less than 40 Lines of Code - pretty cool
Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags - Clay Shirky is always a pleasure to read, and this article got me thinking about how Physics’ perception of the natural world also seems to be tending more towards probabilistic, rather than absolute, notions
naked capitalism - these guys post a lot and it’s not all awesome, but some interesting ones