It turns out having 20+ Markdown implementations with no spec is a bad idea. Let's see how long before there's a competing spec ;-)
Wouldn't it be nice if we stopped writing critical system services in C? Nah.
Macro-less code exec in MS Word
A2 Analog Attack
An older one, but a great read.
The Pathologies of Big Data
"In designing applications to handle ever-increasing amounts of data, developers would do well to remember that hardware specs are improving too, and keep in mind the so-called ZOI (zero-one-infinity) rule, which states that a program should “allow none of foo, one of foo, or any number of foo.” That is, limits should not be arbitrary; ideally, one should be able to do as much with software as the hardware platform allows."
"... big data should be defined at any point in time as “data whose size forces us to look beyond the tried-and-true methods that are prevalent at that time.”