The Broken Line

For centuries authors who have experienced war first-hand have often attempted to capture some essence of it in their writings. While these writings can express aspects of conflict in beautiful prose or in horrifying detail, some underlying message or meaning is often lost. What this missing essence is can be hard to articulate but at […]

Auditory Illusions

Auditory illusions, like optical illusions, are tricks of the mind. These illusions come in a variety of forms and can have a number of applications. This post will explore some of these illusions along wit some of the of applications in which they have been intentionally integrated. The aim is to cover some of the […]

Leaky Abstractions Are Just Bad Abstractions

Introduction In 2002 Joel Spolsky argued that “All non-trivial abstractions, to some degree, are leaky”.  As a result, there have been numerous programmers who have used this as an excuse to throw away numerous abstractions in favor of lower-level alternatives. The original argument though is a straw man and the perpetuation of it is actively […]