Matt has republished some of our best iDrone posts:
Writing an accumulator generating function in Ruby (Mark Wilbur) Thoughts on the Subset Sum Problem (Matt Ball) On Google’s Evilness (John Pasden) The Perfect Programming Language (Matt Ball)
We had some serious geekery going there while it lasted.
Most of these articles came from the cache of my iDrone RSS feed from Google Reader.
I was trying to publish your article on PHP templates, but Blogger kept interpreting the html tags instead of displaying them ‘as-is’. I’m hoping to get that one up too. For the Ruby Accumulator one, I had to go directly into ‘html edit’ mode to manually add the ” tags so that the indentation was intact (which is vital when displaying Python code).
Since John sent us the WordPress database for iDrone, it should be fairly straightforward to publish a few of the articles (especially on a WordPress installation). Since I’ve pretty much switched to blogger for my primary blogging, there’s a little trickiness though, and it is probably easier to just continue using the Google Reader cache. I understand that Ryan has cross-published most of his articles on his blog.
The thing that gets me is that idrone.net now consists of advertising disguised as a legitimate blog. The text is more intelligent than a randomly-generated words, but clearly lacks the depth of even the most banal blogs. I suspect that this is the output of those websites that pays you to write something — the something happens to be short paragraphs that pump a particular website.
Ahh… Intelligent Drone — the irony…
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Mark Wilbur lived in Taiwan as a student, an EFL teacher and entrepreneur, later joined an edu tech start-up in Beijing and is now in SF.