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Music

Nielsen Symphony No. 4

Still the most difficult orchestral piece I’ve played (though I played it quite poorly at the time):

Gotta love the dueling timpani. And insanely difficult string runs.

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Code

Syndication is solved

“Twitter RSS in XSLT FTW”:http://ftrain.com/xslt_001.html:

bq. You know how the Iraq War solved 9/11? That’s how RSS 2.0 solved syndication.

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Music

Lion head scroll

Charles Mingus had what must be the coolest double bass on the planet:

Charles Mingus' double bass scroll

Photo credit: tm_marcello

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Code

Check your head

Paul Graham’s latest essay returns to the ground that first made me notice and hold him in high regard. Holding a Program in One’s Head delves into what kind of intellectual exercise software development is (one that requires focused and uninterrupted thinking) and then goes on to provide a bunch of guidelines for effective programmer working spaces (small teams, distraction-free workspaces). See also: Test #8 on the 12 Steps to Better Code.