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Name: Brian Rice
Member since: 2003-04-08 07:51:04
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Homepage: http://www.briantrice.com


My interests are high-level programming languages, logic, mathematics, systems design, user interface architecture, and cognitive sciences.

I was first inspired by the TUNES Project website in 1995, and began a long process of research and learning that led to my current projects.

I've been working in Squeak Smalltalk for 6 years. More recently I have contributed in small ways to some Common Lisp applications.

I am also the co-creator of the Slate programming language, which takes some ideas I've been working on and implements them in a single system built on an extension of the ideas of Self Smalltalk and Common Lisp, with influences from other systems thrown in. It is intended as a whole environment, and has a new thoroughly-designed user interface architecture.

I have been a member of TUNES project> since late 1998. Recently, I took on the task of coordination of the project, and rewrote the entire web site and cleaned up much of the ambiguity and terminology, also setting up and handling content for a Common Lisp wiki for it which will gradually grow into something very useful, I believe.

I am also a contributor to version 2 of the Maude executable specification language which was released from SRI as GPL'd software.

My general philosophy in programming is to unify as much as possible, and reduce the total amount of code needed to satisfy all constraints that the world needs. When in doubt, I do not code, but simplify or clean up someone else's. My involvements with the above projects are an extension of these kinds of actions.


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An electric-propulsion refit kit for powered gliders (or will it be a product?).

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Magazine Preview - Malwebolence - The World of Web Trolling - NYTimes.com

Measured in terms of depravity, insularity and traffic-driven turnover, the culture of /b/ has little precedent. /b/ reads like the inside of a high-school bathroom stall, or an obscene telephone party line, or a blog with no posts and all comments filled with slang that you are too old to understand.

Syndicated 2008-08-01 19:29:34 from Delicious/water451

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Flatulence joke is world's oldest

Academics have compiled a list of the most ancient gags and the oldest, harking back to 1900BC, is a Sumerian proverb from what is now southern Iraq.

Syndicated 2008-08-01 17:14:12 from Delicious/water451

Microsoft's plans for post-Windows OS revealed - Software Development Times On The Web

Midori, a speculative incubated software project, tries to expand on their Singularity OS project for more network-connected and potentially commercial prospects. Asynchronous promise-based (and capability-based?) security and concurrency are alluded to.

Syndicated 2008-07-31 20:35:58 from Delicious/water451

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