Four short links: 8 November 2010

xkcd Incarnate, Git Lover, Algorithm Design, and a Gameboy in Javascript

  1. xkcd 576 Made Real — a Kiwi coder used the API to the local equivalent of eBay to build a real-life version of xkcd cartoon 576. You can follow its daily purchases on Twitter.
  2. Linus Torvalds’ Greatest Invention (Dominus) — slides to a talk Mark Jason Dominus gave to the Philadelphia Linux User Group. I like to see informed critical appreciation of technical works like this.
  3. The Design of Approximation Algorithms — textbook available for free download. (via Hacker News)
  4. Gameboy Emulation in Javascript — at some point surely I’ll cease to be amazed with what can be done in the browser with Javascript and HTML now, but I’m not at that point yet.
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