We live in a unique time in our society: Cameras are everywhere, but we can...– Spy cameras won’t make us safer
A sample from “Emily Howell”, a...
Amazon Web Services Blog: Amazon SimpleDB... →
Contains a nice example of how this enables optimistic concurrency control. If you’re not clear on why you need to care about all this, follow the links in Choosing Consistency for background info, especially on the CAP theorem.
Stanley Kaplan graduated No. 2 in his class at City College, and won the...– gladwell dot com - examined life via Will deBock
Monotony is the dual of modelessness in an interface. ln a modeless interface, a...– The humane interface: new directions … - Google Books
Beer helps to prevent cancer and heart disease. Milk helps to cause cancer and...– Beer is liquid bread
BBC Internet Blog: A new global visual language... →
Nothing revolutionary or surprising here, I just love well-done style guides.
Normally, at this point, I would simply disqualify Kingston as a vendor, but I’m...– On MicroSD Problems « bunnie’s blog. Set aside a few minutes to read the whole thing, it’s worth it.
Europeans spent centuries selecting for the poorest honey-producing bees;...– Yellow, Black, and Blues: A look at our agricultural past may explain why honey bees around the world began disappearing three years ago. SEEDMAGAZINE.COM
ReadWriteWeb has a weblog post that ranks highly in Google’s search results for...– I didn’t believe Gruber until I followed the link and started reading the comments. Wow. I guess a lot of people who hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button really aren’t all that lucky. Now I feel obliged to post a “Facebook login” link to help ReadWriteWeb...
I’ve been thinking about Jeremy Toeman’s Will Normal Folks Ever Use Twitter? A...– ongoing by Tim Bray · The Listening Engine. I can’t help but see this stratification as a failure on our part.
nobody wants to hang out in the club that was cool 3 years ago, but only your...– Will Normal Folks Ever Use Twitter?. Well, that’s not fully accurate, since clearly your dad wants to hang out there. Twitter was once that club, and I wouldn’t mind seeing it become that club again. Not every website needs to be (or even should be) successful with the 18-24 demographic.
For those of us who are horrified by the latest Republican assault on basic...– Terrorism Derangement Syndrome: The GOP’s scare tactics work so well because the public is already so afraid. - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine. I love my country, but stuff like this makes me feel like David Bowie.
Redis Virtual Memory: the story and the code →
Sounds pretty slick.
So then we go to see the physical therapist, and the surgeon tells him what’s up...– Physical Therapy · Nat Friedman. Hilarious.
Google Voice reads my email →
I would not have expected this, but it does make sense.
I would like to step back from the debate about whether the decision enhances...– What Is the First Amendment For? Insightful analysis of Citizens United v. FEC is rather hard to come by, as most writers simply rehash the issues rather than explore the decision. Whatever your opinion of Fish may be, this one is worth reading.
In praise of git’s index // plasmasturm.org →
I certainly don’t exploit most of git’s functionality yet, but the workflow that Aristotle describes is right up my alley. Time to RTFM!