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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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extremely geeky173Lost Peer··EN········2014-12-21
not geeky172Lesson One··EN······RU·2014-12-07
extremely geeky171Initial Conditions··EN··IT···RU·2014-11-30
slightly geeky170The Purple Beggar··EN··IT···RU·2014-11-23
slightly geeky169Best Practices··EN··IT···RU·2014-11-16
moderately geeky168Horizontal, Vertical··EN··IT···RU·2014-11-09
extremely geeky167Back to Basics··EN··IT···RU·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··ENES·IT···RU·2014-05-25
slightly geeky145Five Years··ENES·IT···RU·2014-05-18
slightly geeky144Mnemonic··ENES·IT···RU·2014-05-11
extremely geeky143Monolith··ENES·····RU·2014-05-04
moderately geeky142The Blind Leading the Blind··ENES·IT···RU·2014-04-27
not geeky141Ill Met By Moonlight··ENES·IT···RU·2014-04-20
moderately geeky140Heartbleed··ENES·IT···RU·2014-04-13
not geeky139Feedback··ENES·IT···RUZH2014-04-05
moderately geeky138The Province of Eternal Crisis··ENES·IT···RUZH2014-03-30
extremely geeky137The 1000 Words··ENES·IT···RU·2014-03-23
not geeky136Unsupported Protocol··ENES·IT···RU·2014-03-15
moderately geeky135Ass-Backwards Compatibility··ENES·IT···RU·2014-03-09
extremely geeky134Thin Ice··ENES·IT···RU·2014-03-01
moderately geeky133Dead Language··ENES·IT···RU·2014-02-20
extremely geeky132Interpreter··ENES·IT···RU+·2014-02-15
moderately geeky131Don't Think··ENES·IT···RU·2014-02-08
slightly geeky130The First Mantra··ENES·IT···RU·2014-02-03
moderately geeky129Like a Rolling Stone··ENES·IT···RU·2014-01-27
extremely geeky128The Prison of Infinite Pleasures··ENES·IT···RU·2014-01-19
slightly geeky127State Change··ENES·IT···RU+·2014-01-12
moderately geeky126Tea for Two··ENESFRIT···RU·2014-01-05
not geeky125Power··ENES·IT···RU+·2013-12-28
not geeky124The Hidden Variable··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-12-22
moderately geeky123Order and Chaos··ENES·IT···RU·2013-12-14
slightly geeky122Craftsmanship··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-12-07
moderately geeky121Where Angels Fear to Thread··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-11-29
slightly geeky120Plug and Play··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-11-24
slightly geeky119Sushi··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-11-15
moderately geeky118Clay··ENESFRIT··PTRU·2013-11-10
extremely geeky117Bareback··ENESFRIT··PTRU·2013-11-01
slightly geeky116Trust No One··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-10-24
extremely geeky115Pain··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-10-18
slightly geeky114Character Assassination··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-10-11
moderately geeky113Black Sheep··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-10-07
moderately geeky112Speak to Me··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-09-21
slightly geeky111Labyrinth··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-09-17
moderately geeky110The Trunk··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-09-15
extremely geeky109The Ties that Bind··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-09-03
extremely geeky108Sweet Tooth··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-09-01
moderately geeky107Babel··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-08-23
not geeky106The "I" In Team··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-08-15
slightly geeky105Navigation··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-08-03
moderately geeky104Guardrails··ENESFRIT···RUZH2013-07-28
moderately geeky103The Black Enamel Box··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-07-21
slightly geeky102Paddle··ENESFRIT···RU+·2013-07-12
slightly geeky101Accountability··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-07-05
not geeky100Ten Thousand Mistakes··ENESFRIT··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 geeky68Decay·DEENES·IT···RU·2012-11-17
slightly geeky67Grease··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-11-11
not geeky66Porpoise··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-11-04
extremely geeky65Two Choices·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-10-28
extremely geeky64Three Beggars·DEENESFRIT···RUZH2012-10-21
moderately geeky63Shackles·DEENESFRIT···RU+·2012-10-13
slightly geeky62Confusion·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-10-06
slightly geeky61Weight·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-10-02
slightly geeky60The Watchdog·DEENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-30
moderately geeky58Enough to Hang Yourself By··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-19
moderately geeky57Precision··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-16
not geeky56Bear Necessities··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-09-12
slightly geeky54Knots··ENESFRIT···RU+·2012-09-02
not geeky52Buckets··ENESFRIT···RU·2012-08-17
moderately geeky50Adapter··ENESFRIT···RU·2013-08-03
not geeky49Banzen's investigation··ENESFRIT+···RU·2012-07-28
slightly geeky48Silence··ENESFRIT+···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 geeky38Language·DEENESFRIT+···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 geeky23Shape·DEENESFRIT+···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 geeky6EmptyDA·ENESFRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
moderately geeky5VoidDADEENES+FRIT+NL··RUZH2010-11-09
not geeky4WillowsDADEENESFR+IT+NL··RUZH2010-11-08
moderately geeky3EncapsulationDADEENESFR+IT+NL··RU+ZH2010-11-08
not geeky2Unknown UnknownsDADEENES+FR+IT+NLPL·RU+ZH2010-11-04
not geeky1The Small StuffDADEENESFR+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 Cookpot·DEENES·····RU·2012-09-23
slightly geeky1.4The Applicant: The Bundle·DEENES·····RU·2012-08-26
slightly geeky1.3The Applicant: Doing the Math·DEENES·····RU·2012-08-26
slightly geeky1.2The Applicant: Anantha's Fountain·DEENES·····RU·2012-08-12
moderately geeky1.1The Applicant: The Hermit·DEENES·····RU·2012-08-05