quine-relay – an uroboros program with 80+ programming languages

quine-relay – an uroboros program with 80+ programming languages.

quine relay

If you didn’t get it, here’s a better description:

This is a Ruby program that generates Scala program that generates Scheme program that generates …(through 80 languages in total)… REXX program that generates the original Ruby code again.

Insanity at its best!

P.S.: Quine (computing) Wikipedia page comes handy:

A quine is a non-empty computer program which takes no input and produces a copy of its own source code as its only output. The standard terms for these programs in the computability theory and computer science literature are “self-replicating programs”, “self-reproducing programs”, and “self-copying programs”.

Google Play : Best Android Apps of 2014

And so it starts … With December 1st hitting the calendar, everyone suddenly remembers that the year is almost over.  The endless lists of best, worst, and mediocre are starting to arrive.  Google Play features the list of Best Apps of 2014 for Android platform.  There’s not a single word on how these were selected, but the word “promotion” in the URL might give you a hint or two.

android apps

Launching in 2015: Let’s Encrypt CA

Electronic Frontier Foundation reports some excellent news:

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Today EFF is pleased to announce Let’s Encrypt, a new certificate authority (CA) initiative that we have put together with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan that aims to clear the remaining roadblocks to transition the Web from HTTP to HTTPS.

More specifically:

With a launch scheduled for summer 2015, the Let’s Encrypt CA will automatically issue and manage free certificates for any website that needs them. Switching a webserver from HTTP to HTTPS with this CA will be as easy as issuing one command, or clicking one button.