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Thursday 03 October 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 89

While filming in India, Stephen Fry did a fifteen minute impromptu stand-up set that includes precisely one formally constructed joke. I learned the same joke, almost verbatim and delivered in the same way, from my Scout Leader when I was about fifteen. Both Stephen Fry and I grew up in Norfolk.

Bjarne Stroustrup has a new book coming out, A Tour of C++. It's short! Stroustrup's a really good technical writer but his last book is dauntingly large. I have it one the shelf, but have barely cracked the covers. I'm looking forward to this one.

Meeting my manager-higher-up-than-the-people-I-immediately-work-with tomorrow. Planning to have my copy of Understanding the Professional Programmer just, you know, lying on the desk.

This is a testament that men really do value the ability to avoid talking to people over the quality of a haircut or ambiance.

LLVM project announce implementation of the C++1Y standard library. That's the next C++ Standard, not the current one. They've already done that. They're also started to get a handle on a Windows toolchain. Exciting times at LLVM and for C++ in general. I wish I got to do more of it - working in Java can be so wearing sometimes.

If you do journey out of the solar system do mind the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. You won't notice it's there until it's too late.


Tagged norfolk, c++, birmingham, and space


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