Question 2 (5 credits) Why, in an urban area, are you driving a car with four-wheel drive, killing the North Pole ice caps, that takes up almost the whole width of the street, so nobody can pass, including cyclists?In your answer do not use the phrases “cool”, “awesome” and “because I can”.
Today’s interesting links: In case you missed it: peace broke out in the format war, HD DVD is dead [Engadget] MIT prof’s notorious talk on How to Talk [Boing Boing] Scribd Launches New Platform and iPaper, a New Format for Web Docs [ReadWriteWeb] The Most Frequently Used Features in Microsoft Office [Google Operating System] WhyContinue reading “Links for 2008–02–19”
Hank Williams: After an avalanche of new members in the last week, including Facebook, Plaxo, Linkedin, Flickr, SixApart, and Twitter, DataPortability.org made a surprise announcement that Britney Spears would join the organization as chairman. She replaces founder Chris Saad. Uhuh. Ok… Enough with the silliness.
Today’s interesting links: There are many things you can say about Emacs… [The Py Side of Life] New in Python 3: Extended unpacking [The Py Side of Life] Mosso: Cloud Computing for the Rest of Us [ReadWriteWeb] Introducing Towa [Jeffrey Gelens’ blog feed] Comic for 18 Feb 2008 [Dilbert] Linux Aggro [ongoing] Saving Extinct LanguagesContinue reading “Links for 2008–02–18”
I was just having a look at my referrer logs and found some referrers to an older article of mine, from 2004. Still amusing today :) The Church of XML: XML is female. Of course she is. XML is beautiful, XML is sexy, everybody wants a piece of her, and everyone can have a piece ofContinue reading “Golden Oldie: The Church of XML”
Are you a Mac user? The Street.com thinks you are arrogant. I do use a Mac. I, however, don’t think I’m superior to everybody else. I just am.
Today’s interesting links: Yahoo board splinters in Yang versus Bostock battle [Nerdfight] [Valleywag] Elonex One: England’s 100 quid laptop [Engadget] Eyeball stickers to place over eyelids [Boing Boing] Amazon Web Services Goes Down, Takes Many Startup Sites With It [TechCrunch] Amazon S3 Storage Service Goes Down, Still Not Up [GigaOM] ★ The Appeal of theContinue reading “Links for 2008–02–17”
Today’s interesting links: Jesus hit by lightning [Boing Boing] Generate KML With Google Spreadsheets [O’Reilly Radar] Rethinking the Spreadsheet: Google Forms and Live Data [GigaOM] WTFs/m [dmoerman.be –] How I started Seesmic and raised $6 million (Loïc Le Meur/Loic Le Meur Blog) [Techmeme] VIDEO — DataPortabilityAndMe — Chris Saad Responds [DataPortability.org Format Updates] Oasis In the Middle of NowhereContinue reading “Links for 2008–02–14”
From different directions I received links to Steve Yegge’s post “Portrait of a N00b” and although the length of it certainly qualifies it not to be read by me, at a certain point you just give in. Now Yegge’s post is long, read it during your lunch break or something. This is my 100-words-or-less summary:Continue reading ““Don’t Model Everything””
Today’s interesting links: Radiohead to remixer: naw, it’s cool, go ahead. [Boing Boing] One Yahoo’s last “free triple non-fat latte from Beantrees” [Layoffs] [Valleywag] Li’l J: hit me up on my mufuggin MySpace. [Boing Boing] Sun Buys VirtualBox Virtualization Software [GigaOM] Man learns to read after 17 years of teaching high school [Digg] One hundredContinue reading “Links for 2008–02–13”