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The March of Progress


  • 1980: C

    printf("%10.2f", x);
  • 1988: C++

    cout << setw(10) << setprecision(2) << showpoint << x;
  • 1996: Java

    java.text.NumberFormat formatter = java.text.NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(); formatter.setMinimumFractionDigits(2); formatter.setMaximumFractionDigits(2); String s = formatter.format(x); for (int i = s.length(); i < 10; i++) System.out.print(' '); System.out.print(s);
  • 2004: Java

    System.out.printf("%10.2f", x);
  • 2008: Scala and Groovy

    printf("%10.2f", x)

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Kickstarter - MATTER

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Coffee got a bird put on it&#8230;.

“The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life precisely because it has been an open-to-all land of opportunity where entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators are free to try, fail and then try again.”


Ron Wyden, articulating the Freedom To Innovate Agenda

Sen. Ron Wyden: My Letter to the Internet

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Great stop-motion animated short about books, thanks to @boingboing.

The Hobbit from 1966, care of Gene Dietch’s credits.

Bright sunny Kyiv, as compared to the gray sunless winter we see stretching before us now. Happy thoughts!

Thanks @joelneely!
Vienna, New Year&#8217;s Eve 2011. Having come back to the city for the first time in 10+ years, I have found it a magical place.