Giles Bowkett

Wide range of Ruby and programming topics; by author of over 10 open source projects.

Link: gilesbowkett.blogspot.com

  • The Internet Will Never Be Secure, Ever

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 08 Apr '14, 7pm

    a discussion here a few years ago about memory vulnerabilities in C. Some people tried to argue back then that various protections offered by modern OSs and runtimes, such as address space randomization, and the availability of tools like Valgrind for finding memory access bugs, mitig...

  • blog post for those of you who like to combine dance music with writing code

    Idea: Drum-Based Dance Music Performance Context

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 19 Mar '14, 10pm

    It's hard to think of a more unexpected turn of musical events than EDM's commercial triumph. For decades, the US remained impervious to the charms of the house music and techno that had been invented under their noses in the 80s. Then suddenly, nearly a quarter of a century after the...

  • A Book (And Video) Sale!

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 31 Mar '14, 11pm

    Remote Mentoring For Fun And Profit Idea: Drum-Based Dance Music Performance Context Learning C & Clojure In 2014 The NSA Power Grab Hurt American Security I'm Learning 3D Graphics with Cinema 4D

  • Remote Mentoring For Fun And Profit

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 21 Mar '14, 10pm

    I've done paid and semi-paid programmer mentoring for a while, and I'm going to tell you what it's like. In 2010 I ran a coaching service, basically mentoring other programmers for an hourly rate. It made good money, but I shut it down for two fairly capricious reasons. First, I had s...

  • Interesting idea: micro-celebrities as highly-compressed information blobs

    Zed Shaw As Performance Art

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 23 Mar '14, 9pm

    A lot of people like to hammer the idea that celebrities are gods, and certainly, when Britney Spears backs up traffic, paralyzes my daily commute, and magically summons helicopters just by visiting a courtroom, it's possible to see her as some strange, demented goddess, just because ...

  • Robot Warriors Will Destroy America

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 16 Mar '14, 3pm

    Are you a hacker who likes to make music? You know how you feel precise control when you write code you understand, but you have to filter your understanding of your music through oversimplified GUIs which sometimes have terrible UX? I made a series of videos which teaches you how to ...

  • Top Ruby Article: Learning C & Clojure In 2014:

    Learning C & Clojure In 2014

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 19 Mar '14, 3pm

    A tweet got me started on the idea. (I started with BASIC when I was 11, and began doing all kinds of random web stuff long before I ever learned Lisp, but better late than never.) To be fair, I basically already learned Clojure last year, in the sense that I took a workshop on algori...

  • The Obvious Isn't Distributed Evenly Either

    gilesbowkett.blogspot.com 26 Dec '13, 6pm

    Disclaimer: I own a tiny quantity of Bitcoin. This is not investment advice. I do not have the power to see the future before it happens. what nobody seems to have noticed is that Dogecoin and Bitcoin exist on a continuum with WoW "gold" and Amazon gift cards — Giles Goat Boy (@gilesg...


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