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Out of the Tar Pit: Analysis of Software Complexity

Out of the Tar Pit (SL-GitHub to PDF) by Ben Moseley and Peter Marks. Abstract:
Complexity is the single major difficulty in the successful development of large-scale software systems. Following Brooks we distinguish accidental from essential difficulty, but disagree with his premise that most complexity remaining in contemporary systems is essential. We identify common causes of complexity and discuss general approaches which can be taken to eliminate them where they are accidental in nature. To make things more concrete we then give an outline for a potential complexity-minimizing approach based on functional programming and Codd’s relational model of data.
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posted by JoeXIII007 on Nov 17, 2014 - 19 comments

suan.fm: online mixtape creator

stayed up all night: create a (retro-styled) mixtape to share online [more inside]
posted by flex on Oct 9, 2014 - 18 comments

If you have no nearby meadow in which to take a dandelion break...

Endlessly growing flower.
posted by Wolfdog on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

I made it for myself, and the way I work

I made a thing! It’s a simple music creation tool, called Bosca Ceoil (pronouced “bus-ka kyo-al”, Irish for “Music Box/Accordion”). [Mac+Windows/Adobe AIR/Flash App] [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Aug 28, 2013 - 17 comments

Just dumb ninja fun

Ninja Slash (fun flash Friday). Move left/right/up/down to kill zombies faster and faster.
posted by klangklangston on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 comments

One Button Dictator

War and Peace is a simplified version of the Civilization games. How simple? One button switches your civilization's focus between war and peace. That's it. (PC only)
posted by CrunchyFrog on Feb 2, 2010 - 36 comments

Simple rules for good typography

Most of what a non-expert needs to know about typography, all in one easy to digest page. (via)
posted by Dr Dracator on Jan 2, 2010 - 89 comments

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free

If you're of a certain age, you might've seen Simple Gifts: 6 Heartwarming Holiday Stories on PBS in the late 70s or early 80s. Maybe you enjoyed it as much as I did, or maybe you still will.

Prologue, by Maurice Sendak.
1. A Memory of Christmas part one, part two
2. Lost And Found
3. Excerpted from Orlando, The Great Frost part one and part two
4. My Christmas, as told by a young Teddy Roosevelt
5. December 25th, 1914 (You might otherwise know this event from the video for Paul McCartney's "The Pipes of Peace.")
6. No Room At The Inn part one, part two
posted by kimota on Dec 24, 2009 - 4 comments

Sparkle sparkle

Starshine - catch the stars with your comet by clicking on the centres of gravity at the right times. Short, relaxing, charming Flash game.
posted by divabat on Jun 11, 2008 - 17 comments

Keeping it simple, voluntarily

"We want to be in clean country with like-minded people with access to clean food. . . . The question is, Do I have Internet access in the woods?" The New York Times has the story of an Austin family that has decided to give away almost all of their worldly possessions in exchange for a simpler more sustainable life. Could you do it? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 19, 2008 - 83 comments

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It was a long day. You deserve a break and so does your kitty. So take a breather with the purrings of a virtual cat.
posted by dhammond on Nov 27, 2007 - 30 comments

Tu stultus es and get off my lawn

Dumbening.com: Measuring the Dumbening of America for Like 20 Years. With Special Reports: God Clarifies Stance on Radical Islam, Why Children are Stupid, The Elderly: Pros and Cons, Ten Reasons to Bomb Denmark and Guest Columnist Pat Robertson offers This Week in God's Wrath. Fake news not your thing? Then check out Stupid Children, a humor blog with links to real news stories of people behaving stupidly (last post is from 2006, so maybe people have gotten smarter since then). This rash of humor sites is all well and good you say, but some pretty serious people have dared ask: "Is our children learning?" Columnist Mark Morford [SF Gate] responds with a resounding NO: American Kids are Dumber that Dirt. Though the reaction from the reddit crowd has been swift and severe.
posted by psmealey on Oct 27, 2007 - 59 comments

World's simplest blogging system

Blogging for the technically challenged.
posted by bobbyelliott on Apr 21, 2007 - 55 comments

Security is for Suckers

The Best Hiding Place is Right Out in the Open?
Yes, its a simple Google search. But it returns confidential pdf's and pages from all over the internet. Business plans, powerpoint presentations and other naughty bits exposed to, well, anyone who finds it.
Oops.
posted by fenriq on Sep 6, 2006 - 49 comments

4 block world

4-Block World: simple diagrams about life, &c. The full list. via information aesthetics
posted by signal on Aug 22, 2006 - 16 comments

Building blocks of knowledge

We all have a lot of questions that are very hard to answer. Like how to prepare cereal, how to prepare a Pop Tart correctly, and how to walk like a ballerina. Luckily, wikiHow is there to help us dummies.
posted by a47danger on Feb 24, 2006 - 16 comments

a simple encyclopedia

Simple English Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia with simple words and grammar.
posted by reklaw on Apr 30, 2004 - 4 comments

Relativity, in words of four letters or less

Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity in words of four letters or less
posted by Mwongozi on Feb 5, 2003 - 30 comments

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