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Name: Duncan Mak
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i used to be called mustapha, but i changed it back to my real name, which is duncan. Thankfully, yosh helped me and changed my nick to duncanm now. It's nice. I go to high school in Concord, MA. I am a Linguistics and Computer Science student at Northeastern University in Boston. I intern at Ximian. I've been actively involved with Mono since February 2002.

I've moved my activity logging to my own site and got somewhat involved in the XML-RPC community. They're an interesting bunch, it's different from GNOME/Linux/Free Software, but it's fun.


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It's interesting that you brought up that list of signs that someone is a science crank. I bought Stephen Wolfram's new book a few days ago (hasn't arrived yet), and it's funny to see how Wolfram work on this book satifies every single rule listed on the page.

It's a massive book, around 1200 pages or so. I dunno if I'll be able to understand all of it, but at least I can look at the cool pictures.

carl: The rules that you claim we break everyday are often rules laid down by prescriptive grammaticians in the past and these rules do not accurately describe the language itself. If you read some of Chomsky's writing on Linguistics, you'll learn that English is not any worse than any other natural human language.
Raph : I got a link to that article a little earlier, but didn't get around to read it. Thanks for bringing it up again, it was a good read.

I noticed you mentioned the mindless Slashdot discussion on "what makes a good programming language" earlier. While reading Graham's article, it seems like he also wrote about the topic. I just started reading the article, but I figured you might be interested.

Paul Graham's list of articles seem like a good site, I feel like reading a lot tonight.

It's oh so cold and windy in Boston tonight.


Anyone got a room to sublet from early August till early September in Boston? It would be best if it's close by the T.

please contact duncanm if you have a room.



Good luck to all the wonderful hackers at Eazel.

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