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The
Codeless Code

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An illustrated collection of (sometimes violent) fables
concerning the Art and Philosophy of software development,
written in the spirit of Zen kōans
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(You can also browse by name or topic.)

slightly geeky170The Purple Beggar·EN········2014-11-23
slightly geeky169Best Practices·EN··IT·····2014-11-16
moderately geeky168Horizonal, Vertical·EN··IT·····2014-11-09
extremely geeky167Back to Basics·EN··IT·····2014-11-02
extremely geeky166Tempus Fugit·EN··IT···RU·2014-10-26
moderately geeky165Failsafe·EN··IT···RU·2014-10-19
not geeky164Paradox·EN··IT···RU·2014-09-30
not geeky163Vacation·EN··IT···RU·2014-09-23
slightly geeky162All According to Plan·EN··IT···RU·2014-09-15
extremely geeky161Triangle·EN··IT···RU·2014-09-08
slightly geeky160The Eye of the Beholder·EN··IT···RU·2014-08-31
not geeky159Blocks·EN··IT···RU·2014-08-25
moderately geeky158Monday, Monday·EN··IT···RU·2014-08-17
moderately geeky157Captive Audience·EN··IT···RU·2014-08-10
moderately geeky156The Garden Path·EN··IT···RUZH2014-08-03
extremely geeky155Don't Help·EN··IT···RU·2014-07-26
slightly geeky154A Bridge To Nowhere·EN··IT···RU·2014-07-20
not geeky153The Red Circle·EN··IT···RU·2014-07-13
extremely geeky152What Lies Beneath·EN··IT···RU·2014-07-06
moderately geeky151The Summer Scarf·EN··IT···RU·2014-06-28
slightly geeky150Undone·EN··IT···RU·2014-06-22
moderately geeky149The First Finger·EN··IT···RU·2014-06-14
extremely geeky148Subtle Art·EN··IT···RU·2014-06-07
extremely geeky147Bawan's Table·EN··IT···RU·2014-06-01
moderately geeky146Box Model·EN··IT···RU·2014-05-25
slightly geeky145Five Years·EN··IT···RU·2014-05-18
slightly geeky144Mnemonic·EN··IT···RU·2014-05-11
extremely geeky143Monolith·EN······RU·2014-05-04
moderately geeky142The Blind Leading the Blind·EN··IT···RU·2014-04-27
not geeky141Ill Met By Moonlight·EN··IT···RU·2014-04-20
moderately geeky140Heartbleed·ENES·IT···RU·2014-04-13
not geeky139Feedback·EN··IT···RUZH2014-04-05
moderately geeky138The Province of Eternal Crisis·EN··IT···RUZH2014-03-30
extremely geeky137The 1000 Words·EN··IT···RU·2014-03-23
not geeky136Unsupported Protocol·EN··IT···RU·2014-03-15
moderately geeky135Ass-Backwards Compatibility·EN··IT···RU·2014-03-09
extremely geeky134Thin Ice·EN··IT···RU·2014-03-01
moderately geeky133Dead Language·EN··IT···RU·2014-02-20
extremely geeky132Interpreter·EN··IT···RU+·2014-02-15
moderately geeky131Don't Think·EN··IT···RU·2014-02-08
slightly geeky130The First Mantra·EN··IT···RU·2014-02-03
moderately geeky129Like a Rolling Stone·EN··IT···RU·2014-01-27
extremely geeky128The Prison of Infinite Pleasures·EN··IT···RU·2014-01-19
slightly geeky127State Change·EN··IT···RU+·2014-01-12
moderately geeky126Tea for Two·EN··IT···RU·2014-01-05
not geeky125Power·EN··IT···RU+·2013-12-28
not geeky124The Hidden Variable·EN··IT···RU+·2013-12-22
moderately geeky123Order and Chaos·EN··IT···RU·2013-12-14
slightly geeky122Craftsmanship·EN··IT···RU·2013-12-07
moderately geeky121Where Angels Fear to Thread·EN··IT···RU·2013-11-29
slightly geeky120Plug and Play·EN··IT···RU·2013-11-24
slightly geeky119Sushi·EN··IT···RU·2013-11-15
moderately geeky118Clay·EN··IT··PTRU·2013-11-10
extremely geeky117Bareback·EN··IT··PTRU·2013-11-01
slightly geeky116Trust No One·EN··IT···RU+·2013-10-24
extremely geeky115Pain·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-10-18
slightly geeky114Character Assassination·ENES·IT···RU·2013-10-11
moderately geeky113Black Sheep·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-10-07
moderately geeky112Speak to Me·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-09-21
slightly geeky111Labyrinth·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-09-17
moderately geeky110The Trunk·ENES·IT···RU·2013-09-15
extremely geeky109The Ties that Bind·ENES·IT···RU·2013-09-03
extremely geeky108Sweet Tooth·ENES·IT···RU·2013-09-01
moderately geeky107Babel·ENES·IT···RU·2013-08-23
not geeky106The "I" In Team·ENES·IT···RU·2013-08-15
slightly geeky105Navigation·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-08-03
moderately geeky104Guardrails·ENES·IT···RUZH2013-07-28
moderately geeky103The Black Enamel Box·ENES·IT···RU·2013-07-21
slightly geeky102Paddle·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-07-12
slightly geeky101Accountability·ENES·IT···RU·2013-07-05
not geeky100Ten Thousand Mistakes·ENES·IT··PTRU+·2013-06-24
moderately geeky99Queen Error·ENES·IT···RU·2013-06-22
moderately geeky98Anti Matter·ENES·IT···RU·2013-06-13
extremely geeky97Flammable·ENES·IT···RU·2013-06-08
moderately geeky96Stateless·ENES·IT··PTRU·2013-06-01
extremely geeky95Roses are Red·ENES·IT···RU·2013-05-25
moderately geeky94Conventions·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-05-18
moderately geeky93You Take the High Road·ENES·IT···RU·2013-05-11
not geeky92Still Waters·ENES·IT···RU+·2013-05-03
slightly geeky91The Soul of Wit·ENES·IT···RU·2013-04-30
extremely geeky90Not A Number·ENES·IT··PTRU·2013-04-21
moderately geeky89Version Control·ENES·IT···RU·2013-04-10
slightly geeky88Suku's Adviser·ENES·IT···RU·2013-04-07
extremely geeky87The Concubine's Fog·ENES·IT···RU·2013-03-31
slightly geeky86Liberation·ENES·IT···RUZH2013-03-24
extremely geeky85Suku's Golden Mean·ENES·IT···RUZH2013-03-17
moderately geeky84What It Says On The Tin·ENES·IT···RU·2013-03-10
moderately geeky83Consequences·ENES·IT···RU·2013-03-03
moderately geeky82Jinyu's Tack·ENES·IT···RU·2013-02-24
slightly geeky81Bubble Sort·ENES·IT···RU·2013-02-15
not geeky80A Breed Apart·ENES·IT···RU·2013-02-06
slightly geeky79Cave Canem·ENES·IT···RU·2013-02-03
slightly geeky78Crashing the Third Gate·ENES·IT···RU·2013-01-20
not geeky77The Upside-Down Abbey·ENES·IT···RU·2013-01-19
extremely geeky76Myong's Cat·ENES·IT···RU·2013-01-12
moderately geeky75Fear of Commitment·ENES·IT···RU·2013-01-05
moderately geeky74Bathwater·ENES·IT···RU+·2012-12-30
moderately geeky73The White Pearl·ENES·IT···RU+·2012-12-24
extremely geeky72Too Eager·ENES·IT···RU·2012-12-15
extremely geeky71The Six Unwelcome Hosts·ENES·····RU+·2012-12-08
moderately geeky70System·ENES·IT···RUZH2012-12-02
moderately geeky69Up To Date·ENES·IT···RUZH2012-11-25
not geeky68DecayDEENES·IT···RU·2012-11-17
slightly geeky67Grease·ENES·IT···RU·2012-11-11
not geeky66Porpoise·ENES·IT···RU·2012-11-04
extremely geeky65Two ChoicesDEENES·IT···RU·2012-10-28
extremely geeky64Three BeggarsDEENES·IT···RUZH2012-10-21
moderately geeky63ShacklesDEENES·IT···RU+·2012-10-13
slightly geeky62ConfusionDEENES·IT···RU·2012-10-06
slightly geeky61WeightDEENES·IT···RU·2012-10-02
slightly geeky60The WatchdogDEENES·IT···RU·2012-09-30
moderately geeky58Enough to Hang Yourself By·ENES·IT···RU·2012-09-19
moderately geeky57Precision·ENES·IT···RU·2012-09-16
not geeky56Bear Necessities·ENES·IT···RU·2012-09-12
slightly geeky54Knots·ENES·IT···RU+·2012-09-02
not geeky52Buckets·ENES·IT···RU·2012-08-17
moderately geeky50Adapter·ENES·IT···RU·2013-08-03
not geeky49Banzen's investigation·ENES·IT+···RU·2012-07-28
slightly geeky48Silence·ENES·IT+···RU·2012-07-20
moderately geeky47The Origin of All·ENESFRIT···RU+·2012-07-15
slightly geeky46The Greatest Aspiration·ENESFRIT+···RU+·2012-07-09
extremely geeky45Full Circle·ENESFRIT···RU·2012-07-08
slightly geeky44The Backwards Monk·ENESFRIT+···RU+·2012-07-04
moderately geeky43Holes·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-06-08
extremely geeky42Triggers·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-18
moderately geeky41Garbage·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-24
not geeky40Authority·ENESFRIT+··PTRU·2011-05-12
moderately geeky39The River of Tea·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-12
not geeky38LanguageDEENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-05
moderately geeky37Simulation·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-06-07
not geeky36Division·ENESFR+IT+···RU·2011-05-15
moderately geeky35Sparrow Breaks Free·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-05-01
moderately geeky34The Naming of Names·ENESFRIT···RU·2011-04-20
slightly geeky33Fear·ENESFRIT+···RU+·2011-04-20
not geeky32Weeds·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-29
moderately geeky31The Eloquent Sandal·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-29
extremely geeky30Cups·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
slightly geeky29Goldfish·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
slightly geeky28Echo·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
not geeky27Koan Zero·ENESFRIT+···RU·2011-03-26
not geeky26The Uncorrected Monk·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-26
not geeky25Compromise·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-25
slightly geeky24The Red Notebook·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-25
not geeky23ShapeDEENESFRIT+···RU+·2010-11-25
moderately geeky22Safety·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-23
moderately geeky21Interrupt·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-21
moderately geeky20Neither Yes Nor No·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-20
moderately geeky19By Any Other Name·ENESFRIT···RU·2010-11-18
slightly geeky18Necessary Features·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-17
slightly geeky17Not Invented By Me·ENES+FRIT+···RU·2010-11-16
not geeky16Documentation·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-15
extremely geeky15Immutable·ENESFRIT+···RU·2010-11-14
slightly geeky14Hello, World·ENESFRIT+NL··RU·2010-11-13
not geeky13Evolution·ENESFRIT+···RUZH2010-11-12
slightly geeky12Effect·ENESFRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-11
moderately geeky11Cages·ENESFRITNL··RUZH2010-11-11
slightly geeky10Pride·ENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-11
slightly geeky9Infinities·ENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-10
not geeky8Reduce, Reuse, Recycle·ENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-10
slightly geeky7The Enemy of the Good·ENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
extremely geeky6Empty·ENESFRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
moderately geeky5VoidDEENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
not geeky4WillowsDEENESFR+IT+NL··RUZH2010-11-08
moderately geeky3EncapsulationDEENESFR+IT+NL··RU+ZH2010-11-08
not geeky2Unknown UnknownsDEENES+FR+IT+NLPL·RU+ZH2010-11-04
not geeky1The Small StuffDEENESFR+IT+NLPL·RU+ZH2010-11-03
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The Applicant

An open-ended chronicle which follows the journey of a young novice to the Temple of the Morning Brass Gong. A companion piece to "The Codeless Code".

moderately geeky1.5The Applicant: The Iron CookpotDEEN······RU·2012-09-23
slightly geeky1.4The Applicant: The BundleDEEN······RU·2012-08-26
slightly geeky1.3The Applicant: Doing the MathDEEN······RU·2012-08-26
slightly geeky1.2The Applicant: Anantha's FountainDEEN······RU·2012-08-12
moderately geeky1.1The Applicant: The HermitDEEN······RU·2012-08-05
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Talks I've Given

Hacking the mind: How Art can help us to talk (and teach) technology. Presented September 2014 at ABB DevDay 2014 in Krakow, Poland.