Customise your Internet

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It's quite hard to have your own piece of internet these days. Blogging isn't easy, even if you don't have many readers. Sites ran by companies don't let you have your own piece, and they're made less usable by attempts to track the movement of your eyeballs and the like. My reader, I know you are yearning for something different. This post will teach you how to make bits of the modern Internet into what you may want them to be.

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Upgrade from object-oriented to functional programming with this weird trick

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Picasso was a great man, but fond of exaggeration, so I always take it with a pinch of salt when people say it took him a lifetime to learn to draw like a child. As you might have guessed already, this post will be about me, and how I write Perl, and tracing the influence of my early periods of being sold on Haskell at university, training myself to appear worthy at interviews, and subsequently becomming a maintenance Java programmer.

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DIY reading chair

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My friend had a nice, wooden and apparently really creaky bed frame, and after it broke he gave me the wood. What a canvas to paint on! Today I took advantage of a long weekend and used the wood to build a chair optimised for reading. The labor was minimal but it took a lot of thinking: I would like to share the story.

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