Will It Optimize? John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-07-23).
Another splendidly intricate post from Peter Ammon. Only of interest if you enjoy puzzles on GCC optimizations. ★(Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)
★ An Improved Liberal, Accurate Regex Pattern for Matching URLs. John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-07-27).
Back in November, I posted a regex pattern for matching URLs. It seems to have proven quite useful for others, and, even better, based on feedback from those who’ve used it, I’ve since improved it in several ways. The problem the pattern attempts to solve: identify the URLs in an...(Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)
On Broadway. Cat and Girl (2010-08-04). The joke only works under the Copenhagen Interpretation of QM. (Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)
Speaking the Truth is for Losers and Egomaniacs. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2010-08-05).
In Savage Mules: The Democrats and Endless War, Dennis Perrin writes that “Speaking the truth is for losers and egomaniacs.” Had I read that before Wikileaks gained much traction, I probably would have agreed without fully comprehending. In light of the accusations hurled against Julian Assange, however, I see that...(Linked Thursday 2010-08-05.)
Cat and Girl
Here’s a nice follow-up to your Independence Day celebrations, out of the web comics archives. This is an early strip from Cat and Girl, but it makes me think of nothing so much as an even older Calvin and Hobbes:
This is what the revolution looks like. Freedom doesn’t mean ballot boxes and it doesn’t mean barricades. Freedom is made up of direct action. We will know we have won when we can walk away whistling and just ignore the bellowing blowhard brigade.