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I’m off to Hot Docs, Toronto’s infamous Documentary Film Festival and Industry Schmooze Event. It’s time to polish up my light saber and kick-ass shoes.
And then fixing this blog so that you can follow my twitter posts from here…
Oh! While I don’t want to jinx my exam results, I can say that my mark going in was high enough that I only needed a 60% to achieve a qualifying over-all grade. If I didn’t manage that, I’ll be making some serious revisions to my game plan later this summer.
One aspect of reactive demand programming that sets it apart from other reactive programming models is its support for optimistically working with the predicted future states of signals.Think about a signal that carries the current time in seconds, that you want to display on screen as a clock. The screen should update close to the […]
Just had a nice insight regarding systems that deal with reactively updating (potentially large, structured) values such as RDP:The dynamic output of a process is indistinguishable from a static storage resource (file).In batch systems like Unix, this symmetry is not so deep: the output stream of a process looks somewhat like a file, but the process […]
What if you want to use a big value, like a whole database table or weblog, as a Reactive Demand Programming signal value? This would make it possible to use RDP to orchestrate things like incremental MapReduce pipelines. Here's one weird trick to make it work.In effect, each RDP signal becomes a RESTful server, speaking an HTTP-like […]
Greetings faithful Lovelace and Babbagians, those of you in Greenwich Mean Time will shortly have the chance to feast your eyes on the beautiful paperback edition of The Thrilling Adventures, check it out- And look what all these lovely people say on the back! No plans for a paperback in the US as…
Today (assuming I write this post quickly enough, Greenwich Mean Time) is the one-year anniversary of the publication of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage. So it is extra-gobsmackingly amazing to be able to announce that is has been nominated for two Eisner Awards: Best New Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist. It’s fairly obvious…