As I was reading about the expression problem, I
couldn't help but think it sounded very familiar. And then it hit me, I wrote about this nine years ago.
This might be another reason why I
took some time off—I've already written about a lot of stuff.
Twice this year, I've wanted to write about some topic, only to find
I've already written about said topic. For instance, there's this
about solving sudoku
problems that I've written about
before (seriously—I thought this was satire at first, until I realized
that this was a serious article by Ron Jeffries, who is a consultant selling
this programming methodology).
The second came about because of the alarm clock incident where I was reminded of this weird dream I once had.
It's sometimes hard to come up with new material.
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Pen, behaving badly.
In his first collection of short stories,
Sean Hoade takes readers where they might not want to go … but
which they'll love once they get there.
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