enjoying salad since 1978.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Installation on Ipaq (Plan 9 wiki)

Installating Plan 9 on an IPaq [via the Plan 9 wiki]

Friday, February 27, 2004

Tucows Acquires Blogrolling.com

Congrats to Jason DeFillippo, who's blogrolling.com was acquired by tucows today.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Groove Networks - Press Release - Groove Networks Announces Role In Newly Announced Homeland Security Information Network

"Groove Networks Announces Role In Newly Announced Homeland Security Information Network"

See? P2P can help the bad guys on all sides.

Seriously, though, congratulations are in order for Groove.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

XML.com: Lightweight XML Search Servers, Part 2 [Feb. 18, 2004]

XML.com: Lightweight XML Search Servers, Part 2 [Feb. 18, 2004]: "This month's challenge was to scale up to a database-backed implementation using Berkeley DB XML."

I don't know if I'd use BerkeleyDB XML for this, I'm unsure of how fast it's XPath queries are; I know that it's locking is document-level, and I'd prefer Node-level locking. (Is Node-level locking possible?)

Monster storm slams into Bay Area

Monster storm slams into Bay Area. God is smiting us! It's Newsom's fault.

Probably due to the storm, a tree smashed into my bus shelter sometime early this morning. I should take a photo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Terra Nova: Why Are In-Game Economies So Hard To Get Right?

Why Are In-Game Economies So Hard To Get Right?

Monday, February 23, 2004

am I barton fink?

Am I Barton Fink? Will you be my Madman Mundt?

Friday, February 20, 2004

ala - help your visitors

"Even the simplest site is a lot harder to figure out than a catalog or magazine"

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Bizarre Hate

Bizarre Hate.

Things Done

On Gay Marriage: "I often wonder what it would be like if our family could have lived together without all the hate swimming around us."

Google Search: wi-fi near 94121

Google Search: wi-fi near 94121

Monday, February 16, 2004

TDD is like teenage sex

"Sadly, [Test Driven Development is] somewhat like teenage sex, everybody is talking about it, most are not doing it and those that are doing it, are doing it wrong."

[via That's so stupid that it's not even wrong.]

Saturday, February 14, 2004

happy valentines day

[happy valentines day]

Friday, February 13, 2004

Sword Hunts Man. No-sword decries.

"... behold this hilarious demonstration of what happens when you anger Japan's Old Gods." [via No-sword]

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

LookIt: VeriSign wants to help your kids: run away

"What a great way to teach kids the reality of how botched up the PKI is, often due to VeriSign."

Monday, February 09, 2004

Memory Hierarchy

Memory Hierarchy

Sunday, February 08, 2004

fun carl sagan quote

Carl Sagan: "There is a myth about such highs. The user has an illusion of great insight, but it does not survive scrutiny in the morning. I am convinced that this is an error, and that the devastating insights achieved while high are real insights; the main problem is putting these insights in a form acceptable to the quite different self we are when we're down the next day...If I find in the morning a message from myself the night before informing me that there is a world around us which we barely sense, or that we can become one with the universe, or even that certain politicians are desperately frightened men, I may tend to disbelieve; but when I'm high I know about this disbelief. And so I have a tape in which I exhort myself to take such remarks seriously. I say 'Listen closely, you son-of-a-bitch of the morning! This stuff is real!'"

-from the footnotes of "Botany of Desire", originally quoted anonymously in "Marihuana Reconsidered"

pdaPhoneHome forums: "My G1000 has stopped ringing all the time"

Other people complaining about the same problems I have with my G1000. Apparently the phone loses signal when it's turned off and can't reaquire it until you turn it back on. Hmm, this is a pretty standard use of the phone.

I think it's time to ebay this sucker.

EDA woes

"So that's what's depressing: a promising subfield that I'd hoped to turn my betters on to... seems to have practically vanished. Bummer."

Monday, February 02, 2004

ATAC :: US Blew Up Soviet Pipeline with Trojan Horse Software

Fun but Crazy Cold War Tale

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Ted Leung on arch

Arch is a new version control system that I've been using for a few months now.

Ted Leung talks about arch a bit.

Elsewhere Ted describes arch as:
" [...] another new version control system. It is based on changesets which gives atomic commits, versioning of file/directory renames and moves. It also allows for a much more decentralized management of source code respositories. There is excellent support for branching and merging, to the point where creating branches and merging them back in is the conceptual, if not actual, mode of development."

I would add that arch is great if you're starting an opensource project because it allows anybody to branch your work and perform major surgery while still retaining their own, seperate, version control. Later, if they've been successful, you can merge their code back in. This removes what I consider to be a large barrier to open source development: getting cvs commit access.

Arch also rules because the only thing you need to host a repository is some simple web space.

There are some nice web frontends you can put in front of your repository if you want more than a funny looking set of files sitting out there on the web.

My days of running a cvs repository for personal projects is over.