Loyal followers! I'm not dead! In fact I've been working away on a few cool projects, but I'm not quite ready to divulge. Anyway, I thought I would post about a few different resources I've been reading through lately:
You have to read every word. Seriously, stop reading this stupid blog and click that link. This is an incredible eight part interview with the creator of C# (and now, TypeScript). In this interview, Anders gives his vision of C#: what it is, why it exists, and why certain design choices were made.
This article is another incredible read. I'm not sure how, but Akhamechet distills down years of engineering experience into a short article on what makes a good engineer. This is actually a pretty challenging read-- you might discover you're not so hot.
Another great article by Akhamechet. It's old, but I rather enjoyed it. He attempts to explain Lisp by starting with XML and the popular Java build tool, Ant. From there, Akhamechet describes with clarity the problems that Lisp attempts to solve. It's a fascinating read, but I admit, I haven't yet written any Lisp.
I'm not sure who Florian Boesch is (or how to pronounce his name), but he's got an excellent write-up on many of the obscurities of WebGL. Give it a read!