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2011A brief rant on the future of interaction design (worrydream.com)
1468 points across 4 posts | 2 annotations | 4 months ago with 132 comments
2011Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice (kalzumeus.com)
885 points across 5 posts | 44 annotations | 1 year ago with 89 comments
2011Stuff I said at Kansas City Startup Weekend that sounded smart (apenwarr.ca)
804 points across 6 posts | 7 months ago with 1 comments
2011Your own company? You can do it (jacquesmattheij.com)
701 points | 3 annotations | 5 years ago with 366 comments
2011To become a good C programmer (fabiensanglard.net)
698 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 15 comments
2011What every computer science major should know (matt.might.net)
688 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 3 years ago with 182 comments
2011Software reuse is more like an organ transplant than snapping Lego blocks (johndcook.com)
667 points | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 228 comments
2011Fucking Sue Me (pud.com)
663 points | 9 years ago with 194 comments
2011I hate almost all software (tinyclouds.org)
518 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 246 comments
2011I Hate Puzzles: Am I Still a Programmer? (zef.me)
512 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 75 comments
2011Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing (boingboing.net)
507 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 3 years ago with 59 comments
2011If you're busy, you're doing something wrong (calnewport.com)
499 points | 2 years ago with 162 comments
2011Cells are fast and crowded places (righto.com)
499 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 117 comments
2011Data Structure Visualizations (cs.usfca.edu)
495 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 33 comments
2011Advice on Getting Better from an Accomplished Piano Player (calnewport.com)
492 points | 3 years ago with 156 comments
2011Why Privacy Matters Even If You Have 'Nothing to Hide' (chronicle.com)
473 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 94 comments
2011Fabrice Bellard: Portrait of a super-productive programmer (blog.smartbear.com)
463 points | 9 years ago with 155 comments
2011Dissolve My Nobel Prize, Fast (npr.org)
462 points | 7 years ago with 81 comments
2011Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (blog.fogus.me)
432 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 5 years ago with 6 comments
2011Does it scale? Who cares (jacquesmattheij.com)
431 points | 5 years ago with 273 comments
2011Music for Programming (musicforprogramming.net)
427 points | 2 years ago with 261 comments
2011Jewish Problems (arxiv.org)
423 points across 4 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 126 comments
2011JustFab.com JustFabulous Class Action Lawsuit (scambook.com)
404 points | 9 years ago with 72 comments
2011OCaml for the Masses (queue.acm.org)
404 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 3 years ago with 223 comments
2011Introduction to Algotrading (isomorphisms.sdf.org)
393 points | 3 years ago with 130 comments
2011Up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction (worrydream.com)
386 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 8 comments
2011The Beauty of Roots (math.ucr.edu)
381 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 2 comments
2011Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress (news.harvard.edu)
381 points | 7 years ago with 173 comments
2011A lot of “idiotic” things have reasonable explanations (theatlantic.com)
378 points | 2 years ago with 414 comments
2011Oldest and Fatherless: The Terrible Secret of Tom Bombadil (km-515.livejournal.com)
371 points | 6 annotations | 2 months ago with 335 comments
2011I hate stacked area charts (leancrew.com)
369 points | 8 years ago with 64 comments
2011The Inconsistency of Arithmetic (golem.ph.utexas.edu)
368 points | 1 year ago with 164 comments
2011Things That Turbo Pascal Is Smaller Than (prog21.dadgum.com)
364 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 6 months ago with 32 comments
2011Why Hypercard had to die (loper-os.org)
364 points across 2 posts | 9 annotations | 1 year ago with 166 comments
2011Depixelizing Pixel Art (johanneskopf.de)
363 points | 4 years ago with 88 comments
2011Effects of grill patterns on fan performance/noise (pugetsystems.com)
357 points | 1 annotation | 1 week ago with 121 comments
2011Why Education Startups Do Not Succeed (avichal.com)
356 points | 4 years ago with 141 comments
2011Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity (scottaaronson.com)
350 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 22 comments
2011Why Arabic Is Terrific (idlewords.com)
346 points | 3 years ago with 190 comments
2011What concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? Kayfabe (edge.org)
344 points | 2 years ago with 140 comments
2011Homemade GPS Receiver (aholme.co.uk)
337 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 11 comments
2011More shell, less egg (leancrew.com)
336 points across 4 posts | 8 months ago with 23 comments
2011A brief rant on the future of interaction design (worrydream.com)
335 points | 3 years ago with 153 comments
2011The Brilliance of Dwarf Fortress (nytimes.com)
334 points | 5 years ago with 226 comments
2011I'm Google – chains of visually similar images and videos in Google (dinakelberman.tumblr.com)
332 points | 6 years ago with 47 comments
2011How to get gmail.com banned (mailinator.blogspot.com)
327 points | 7 years ago with 60 comments
2011Sleep sort (dis.4chan.org)
326 points | 7 years ago with 68 comments
2011Why the Arabic world turned away from science (thenewatlantis.com)
324 points across 3 posts | 10 annotations | 1 year ago with 388 comments
2011Sickness absence associated with shared and open-plan offices (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
317 points | 5 years ago with 194 comments
2011Modern B-Tree Techniques (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)
314 points | 4 years ago with 11 comments
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