Inklings in August 2006
Some people are just waaay too talented.
Gavin posted this up about a fortnight ago, but I’m only just after seeing it. In it, a Fox News reporter gets shot at by the IDF.
The studio reaction is classic, for example: First Guy: “Well, you know, someone sees you and they are just going to fire at you”, Second Guy: “Really?”; and, Second Guy: “I still don’t understand, Dan, it said ‘Press’, that’s the colour, that’s universal”, First Guy: “Bad guys shoot at anything”, Second Guy: “Right, but it’s Israel?!”
I don’t know what’s funnier: the stupidity and ineptitude of the studio presenters, or their cognitive dissonance. Instant comedy!
Functional Programming: Witness the Fitness!
On the danger of management use of metrics for software developers.
This is very, very good.
So if you want to see how your sites render in Safari and Konqueror, this is what you need.
Topper says this is pretty good. Must pick it up when I get the chance.
Making Eclipse suck less for web development :-)
This describes how to get PHP and MySQL talking to each other using UTF-8 without having to used the old hack of treating UTF-8 as binary data.
I never bore of collecting these articles. Some day when I’m able to get Shimubi off my laptop (or just rewrite it from memory) and merge the linklog and weblog, the tag with the most posts’ll probably be “monads”.
Do you, or does your party have a policy to aid those who overstretched themselves in the property boom?
A great article by Treasa.
Great article. Saved for the next time some idiot start braying that the market fixes everything.
I find autotools perplexing, and I’m not afraid to admit it!
On writing well, and reading well
It’s smaller and more secure than fetchmail, and I may start using it so I don’t have to use webmail for my other special email addresses.
Osama Bin Laden got everything on his Christmas list after 9/11—US out of Saudi Arabia; the greatest military in the world over-extended, pinned down and distracted; the greatest proponent of democracy suddenly alienated from its allies; a US culture verily eager to destroy freedoms that little scumfuck could never even dream to touch himself—I would like to deny him the last little check on the clipboard, i.e., constant terror. I panic, they win. To coin a phrase, Osama Bin Laden can suck my insouciance.
Like grep, but just that little bit better.
Like (f)lex, but better!
In a nutshell: ‘All Ideas Are Derivative’
Related to the previous link, it makes merging branches in Subversion much easier.
Useful as a reference on how to implement APP well.
This Language Log post sums up a big chunk of the stuff that scares me about business types.
I could do with this! :-)
Yup, there’s a disturbing similarity between Bush and Yancy.
Go Michael! He’s not one to see security theatre get in the way of business.
It’s a macro utility for Windows, but with go-faster stripes. Pretty nifty. If I ever end up using Windows regularly again, I’ll probably knock something out with it to make it easier to type accented characters.