Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite recent moments on Hacker News.

The programmer who wrote the heap manager for Borland C weighs in on a thread about coding and memory management.


A fun, absurdist blog about a hedgehog startup founder, with the blog’s creator explaining why she started it.


A site that aggregates new research on physics-based animation, created by a CS professor at the University of Waterloo.


Where the phrase “fire an event” may have originated.


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