Simon Willison’s Weblog

Saturday, 27th March 2004

Contact Information (Ftrain.com). This made me smile. # 10:26 pm

Omit needless words, codified

I continue to try to improve my writing. “Omit needless words” is all well and good, but identifying needless words can be a difficult task for the untrained eye. Paul Ford’s Passivator bookmarklet highlights adverbs and passive verbs, both of which can indicate weak writing.

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“It’s All Bad News” (via) The situation in Iraq, from a freelance reporter living there since April 2003. # 9:27 pm

HTTP 101. What everyone should know about HTTP. # 1:23 am

What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic (via) On of those problems you really want to be able to ignore. # 1:22 am

How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary (via) Debugging and social skills in the same document. # 1:21 am

It’s only going to get worse

This analysis of the spread of the witty worm is fascinating for a whole bunch of different reasons.

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