Why are far things small?
Where, but the web, would you find someone like Oliver Steele? This ain’t no metaphor. That name was a link. I’m not talking about Oliver Steele the person, I haven’t met him (though I apparently am 1-degree of separation from him; weird, that). I’m not talking about the sweating, walking, pinchable, space-and-time-and-flesh-bound avatar, I’m talking about his online persona. And either I’ve gotten crazy enough or technology has advanced enough that I’m ready to treat Oliver Steele %(p)) — the link, his blog, words, diagrams, code, and further media — % as a person by its own merits.
And, boy, is he an interesting guy:
- My no TV. It is, too, one of my most valuable possessions.
- Functional JS is a sweet, sweet library, with one of the best documentations I’ve ever seen. Stuff like this is what makes the interwebs the best place on earth. And no, I don’t mean that as a metaphor either.
- Addition fractions. Y’know how fractions deal with multiplication? They need not be!
- Interactive regular expressions. Live regex! Nothing like interaction to make easy and fun once chores.
- Why are far things small? and other really hard questions from Steele’s kids.
- Visualizing basic algebra.
- Fluently: a construction kit for chainable methods. Finally, a word for the programming style I’ve been hinting at: Fluent interfaces!
- Learning about constraint diagrams
- A metaphor of computer’s history.
- The true advantages of Macs. I agree.
- The metaphor of the rock.
- Aargh!. How to spell it? It’s genius’s mark to have this much fun with such a trivial question.