Best Software Essays of 2004

Joel On Software is compiling the top essays on the subject of software for the year 2004.  The nominations are up now at  Go give them a read.


Code Editor Learning Curves

A friend of mine put this together.  It’s a graphical representation of the learning curve for some common code editors.  It seems quite accurate.


Enjoy the Silence

I just recently got done with a round of upgrades to my computer.  I didn’t increase the amount of RAM or get a new processor.  No, I got new fans.  The difference is amazing.  When I built the computer I has gone with a high-quality motherboard, case, fast processor, good RAM, etc. but I’d skimped…