Coming from an OO background, monads can be difficult to understand but are even more difficult to explain. This article worked well to help me grok what was going on.,_applicatives,_and_monads_in_pictures.html

I'd experienced being "in the zone" so often, but never quite had the words to describe how it feels to be ripped away. This article hits the nail on the head.

I'm becoming more aware of how fragile the web is. The Internet Archive is a great tool, but it's a blunt instrument. The philosophy from this article is a much more tenable solution.