Pure Declarations in Erlang

Over the last year or so I’ve gone back and forth in my mind and in discussions with other Erlangers about type systems in Erlang, or rather, I’ve been going back and forth about its lack of one and the way Dialyzer acts as our bandaid in this area. Types are useful enough that we […]

Its a Small, Small World

A question on the Worldbuilding SE site about military contractors / mercenaries / “evil henchmen” / whatever caught my attention and I responded. A discussion started between myself and another guy who has contracted before in the same places, but on the tech side of the business instead of PSD. I’m preserving the conversation here […]

The Yuan: Stealing from Piers to pay 浩宇

So, indeed the Yuan was made into a reserve currency and the link-by-failure is already being established. It is interesting, though, that the bulk of the value transfer involved is coming from the Euro, not the Dollar or Yen. Linked by the IMF formally or not, though, if either the Euro or the Yuan fail […]

China: Yuan Will Be a Reserve Currency, Come What May

EDIT: Indeed, it has been made a reserve currency, or at least it looks like announcements have already been made to pave the way. The IMF is considering adding the Yuan to the group of reserve currencies. That would put it alongside the U.S. Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the English Pound, and the Euro in […]