Monthly Archives: February 2007
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John Scalzi has a very pragmatic stance regarding pirated electronic copies of his books. Yes, I am aware that pirated versions of my books are floating around on the Internet; in one sense it’s flattering (yay! I’m popular enough to be pirated!), but on the other hand I can’t guarantee that what you’re reading is […]
I mean, I know the answer: so they can get you to click through to the page and look at some banner ads. But seriously. Does that really fit in with what they’re trying to do with things like Pipes? In related news Fake Steve went back to full feeds, so there is some justice […]
The music program at The Kid’s school covers music history, from time to time focusing on particular artists. I’ve so far been astounded by the selection of artists. The Kid will come home and tell us that his class learned about Ray Charles or Duke Ellington. We never got much past Mancini when I was […]
So Jill mentions a blog that from time to time posts weekend things to do with the family. This is braggable. I’m always looking out for that sort of thing. However, the site doesn’t seem to have per-category RSS feeds. (That, or I’m just too lazy to find them.) I’d like to read about things […]
Dear software developers everywhere, If your code is in a version control system, you can go ahead and delete those old bits of code that you would comment out otherwise. I’m talking about things like this: // BUFFER_SIZE = 1024; // BUFFER_SIZE = 2048; // BUFFER_SIZE = 4096; BUFFER_SIZE = 8192; That’s what version control […]
Speaking Freely lists five things you can do with your computer when the tubes are down. I present here a simplified list. Put the computer down and read a book.
Boston’s 9/11-inspired war on cartoons just keeps getting better and better: In a news conference, Rich told reporters he had advised his clients not to discuss the incident. Stevens and Berdovsky took the podium and said they were taking questions only about haircuts in the 1970s. When a reporter accused them of not taking the […]