Links voor 5 juni 2011

Omnes Viae: Itinerarium Romanum
A route planner with all main roads and cities of the Roman Empire. Based on an ancient Roman map of which a copy survived that is now known as the 'Tabula Peutingeriana'.

On Fallout: We had a time travel [setting] with dinosaurs for a while
Matt Barton's Matt Chat started as a series of discussions on classic video games from Elite to System Shock 2. It now features interviews with the likes of Chris Avellone (Planescape Torment), Tim Cain (Fallout pt.1, pt.2); Arcanum, Brian Fargo (The Fall of Interplay, Waste land and Fallout, Bard's Tale and Wizardry), John Romero (Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake and the infamous Daikatana) and Al Lowe (Leasure Suite Larry pt.1 and pt.2).

AF Fine Tuning: What it is. How to do it.
About a year ago I heard about AF fine tuning for the first time and passed over it without much interest. I had never experienced any of the issues that proponents of it kept recounting in forums, so I thought I was safe ignoring it. Well, after assembling a good range of glass and having not too long ago upgraded to a Nikon D7000, I started to notice that sometimes things were a bit…off.

Why Code Readability Matters » the Void
Lately my colleagues have been commenting on my relentless notes on code styling in our internal code-reviews. Evidently I’ve been paying more and more attention to what could rightly be called cosmetics. Sure there are bad conventions and, well, better ones. Admittedly, coding conventions are just that, conventions. No matter how much we debate tabs vs. spaces and how much we search for truth, they remain subjective and very much a personal preference. Yet, one can’t deny that there are some better conventions that do in fact improve the overall quality of the code.

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