The joy of code
Occasional essays on programs I’ve had fun writing or reading.
Generating a Table of Contents (Essay #43)
On writing code to make better course Web sites (or at least better Canvas sites).
When things go wrong (Essay #47)
Computers were not my friends tonight. Here’s the story.
Small scripts for indexing musings (Essay #53)
The joy of writing really small programs in Linux.
Playing with Processing, Example 1 (Essay #89)
A simple, yet interesting, animation.
The joy of code: Linking endnotes (Essay #144)
How I got the endnote links in these essays.
The joy of code: Command-line email (Musing #279)
Why I need nix mail, or at least nix outgoing mail.
The joy of code: Counting repeated words (Musing #282)
Synthesizing a simple shell script
The joy of code: Making acronyms (Musing #296)
Fun with Scheme.
Why Scheme? (Musing #431).
Explaining why Scheme should be joyful.
Class wrappers (Musing #560)
One of my favorite categories of design patterns.
Software for grading (Musing #593)
Writing my own (badly designed) software.
Pair programming with my class mentor (Musing #609)
A fun way to work.
Groking Ruby (Musing #622)
Not so much a joy of code as a joy of not-very-good but enjoyably strange code.
The joy of code: (Re)building my letterhead (Musing #642)
Way too much time on a not-very-necessary task.
The joy of code: A one-of macro (Musing #675)
The joy of code: An Igpay Atinlay transformer, revisited (Musing #696)
Exploring code (Musing #701)
The joy of debugging code.
Upgrading unfamiliar software (Musing #707)
Thejoyof legacy code, particularly whendeprecatedbecomesunavailable.
Scraping course schedule data (Musing #782)
Starting to think about the joy of data.
Quad search (Musing #828)
A strange alternative to binary search.
Computing the missing value (Musing #844)
YA stupid interview question.
Java code style (Musing #850)
Adventures in markup (Musing #852)
Code to translate code.
Proto musings: Coding experiences (Musing #880)
A happy memory of debugging plugins.
Learning new (programming) languages (Musing #896)
And some techniques I employ for doing so.
Closures (Musing #897)
A cool component of functional programming.
The joy of code: Experiments in cellular language generation (Musing #1120)
Maybe I should read the research literature.