Watch the video of Dan Geer at Source Boston 2008. Worth every minute of it.
For the first time since 10.1.x, I didn't upgrade to the latest Mac OS X with the .1 release. Usually I wait for a .1 and "nuke and pave" my Mac, but this time, after almost 8 months after the 10.5.0 release, I'm still running 10.4, and reasonably happy with it. Sure, there is software out there that I would like to try but requires 10.5, only its nothing that I totally depend on, so 10.
A small meaningless statistic (but interesting nonetheless) about the split of operating systems and git usage on github. I admit that the second place was a surprise to me. In a good way.
Just a quick note to point out that my "Search in Project with ack" command for Textmate was updated.
Inside the "Keyboard & Mouse" preference pane of Mac OS X, you'll find a tab named "Keyboard Shortcuts". This is one of my first stops after any nuke and pave setup of my Macs. I don't have many shortcuts: The Take Rich Note and Append Rich Note integrate all applications with DevonThink. I select what I want to keep, and hit the proper sequence to save it in my default database.
Came across this just now: Using Facebook Chat via Jabber Thats a lot of new victim^H^H^H^H^H^Husers to the XMPP network. This, and the fact that my Google Alerts on XMPP is now showing about 10 hits per day (from less than 10 per week just 18 months ago), and I would say that XMPP is turning out to be one hot technology at the moment. Update: given that the news came up via the official Facebook developers site, some people have IM'ed me asking why the question mark in the subject.
From the quickies department, the Stubby exception generators (search for stubby) made it to Perl 5.
I was checking something in the Wordpress site: [email protected]:melo $ lwp-request -U -s -S -e -m HEAD http://www.wordpress.com/ HEAD http://wordpress.com/ User-Agent: lwp-request/2.08 HEAD http://www.wordpress.com/ --> 301 Moved Permanently HEAD http://wordpress.com/ --> 200 OK Connection: close Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:48:28 GMT Server: nginx/0.6.29 Vary: Cookie Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Client-Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:48:36 GMT Client-Peer: 22.214.171.124:80 Client-Response-Num: 1 Client-Transfer-Encoding: chunked X-Hacker: If you're reading this, you should visit automattic.
A big part of my work is doing non-blocking servers using the AnyEvent Perl module (I used to prefer POE, but AnyEvent beats POE both in terms of performance and simplicity). One recurring problem is using DBI inside a non-blocking server. The modules that you can find on CPAN that deal with this problem use slave processes to run the DBI code, and then a lightweight protocol to send the requests back to the master process.
Got to love science: Men who said they had sex twice a week had a risk of dying half that of the less passionate participants who said they had sex once a month, Dr. Davey-Smithâs team said. via Justin Mason. So, print a couple of copies of the study before you leave for the pub/bar tonight. You got science on your side now.