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It's easy as a technologist to think about openness solely in terms of technology, but openness is broader than that. Openness of technology means that others can build using the same tools that you do. Openness of data means that developers can build innovative products based on APIs that weren't previously possible. And openness between people is what happens when when all of these things come together to give people better ways to share information. via radar.oreilly.com Continue »
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I am hated. Despised. Virtually spit upon. All because of my car. Yesterday morning I drove in to work (which I don't often do), and parked on the side street next to the office. This is the almost "free" street; it has 1 hour parking limit but they rarely check for it. After a long day at work I came back at dusk hoping I didn't have any parking tickets. Peering at my windshield as I approached the car it seemed like I didn't have just one ticket, I had a collection. Arriving at the car I found they were... Continue »
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via www.tiricosuave.com Giants promotion guy #1: ‘What do you think we should do to promote our wearable blanket night?’ Giants promotion guy #2: ‘I don’t know. How’s this sound? We bring the best young pitcher our franchise has ever seen,... Continue »
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A few weeks ago I posted about some cool science project themed pillows. They depicted scenes you might find in a school gym on poster board, full of tacks marking key elements and glue stick affixed description labels. In my head I had concocted a swanky super villain lair as the perfect location for these pillows. Well, my ever resourceful mother has put me one step closer to my goal. Witness the power of my new, fully operational, handcrafted science project pillows! This orange Ikea couch at work does not do justice to these pillows but the contrast sure makes... Continue »
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Bringing back the old domain! I was thinking about some stuff I wanted to share on the web the other day (weeks ago, really) and I didn't really have anywhere to do it. Every once in a while I come across some bit of information that would have been more... Continue »
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Inspired by Mark's choonplayer (both creatively & visually), I wrote a simple app to show off my favorite posts on TypePad (or yours, or anyone's). The player is on github, if you'd like to check it out; it's a nice... Continue »
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Making weekend plans? You won’t believe what you’ll find at the DWR Warehouse Sale. Save 30–70% on unique, super-cool and well-designed overstocks, seconds and photoshoot samples. You’ll also find props that appeared in catalogs but were never part of our assortment. The floor will be restocked Saturday afternoon and Sunday... Continue »
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This is the SxSW performance of Broken Social Scene featuring Emily Haines from Metric[1] that Ana Marie Cox blogged about at GQ.com.[2] > Broken Social Scene play a form of semi-experimental rock music that involves several guitars, an unusually-deployed horns... Continue »
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Howard & Titania, San Francisco, 2006 Whenever I go to New York for work, I stay with my friends Howard and Titania in Brooklyn. I met them when they lived in San Francisco, and they've always been kind enough to let me crash at their place whenever I'm in NYC. I feel a great debt to them for all the time I've spend there. So, each time before I leave I ask, "Is there anything you want me to bring from San Francisco?" Without hesitation, Howard always replies "a carne asada burrito." Usually we laugh at this. Its impossible right?... Continue »
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"Modern Perl" people usually focus on stuff like Catalyst, Moose and DBIx::Class -- they're awesome modules and Web/ORM thing you should look at, but here's another take to show off what "recent" perl would look like to Ruby/Python web developers who are familiar with Rack and WSGI. This is a PSGI application that connects to Twitter streaming API and displays the recent 10 tweets received from the firehose. It uses some modern tools worth explaining: PSGI and Plack to abstract web servers (like WSGI and Rack), autobox.pm for autoboxing, Markapl for templating (like Markaby in Camping), AnyEvent for non-blocking event loops (like eventmachine) and Twiggy to run the non-blocking PSGI apps on AnyEvent (like Thin or node.js). Note for Perl... Continue »
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We have some blogs on TypePad and we're making this new API, so Wednesday before last I made [this player][] that will use the YouTube and Vimeo player APIs to continuous-play the first page of posts from a blog. That's useful if you have a blog where people post a... Continue »
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There's nothing like walking to work while trying to dodge the piles of puke on the sidewalk leftover from the night before. Hmmm...guess it was a "happy" St. Patrick's Day after all. Continue »
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“Zynga makes mediocre games. What Zynga discovered is that Facebook had left an opening for spam. They acquired a lot of audience from a security loophole that Facebook has since closed. And they aren’t social. Their only social game is Poker — it’s the only one that you can chat... Continue »
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The Perl community seems abuzz about the cool new cpanminus client by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa. After about two weeks of development, this is a reasonably functional CPAN client with just a fraction of the overhead, complexity and verbosity of the CPAN and CPANPLUS clients that come with the Perl core. via www.dagolden.com I've been working on yet another CPAN client cpanminus and it's got a lot of attentions and great feedbacks so far. I don't have yet much time to write about it but David Golden who maintains a lot of CPAN ecosystem infrastructure such as Module::Build, Test::Reporter and CPAN.pm, has kindly written a great post reflecting the views from CPAN toolchain people. You must read. Also, I appreciate your excitement... Continue »
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A yo-yo performance at the Six Apart Japan office: I'm now much less impressed that I can walk the dog. Continue »
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One of the best things about Mission is that there are several fields and leagues for soccer. I found myself on grass, playing full field (11vs11) two days after I came to San Francisco. However, I like artificial grass fields and 8vs8 games more so I started looking for pickup games and leagues going around... Within a week, I found a team looking for a striker and played with them 3 times. Even though, I helped them to get 3 points with a goal and an assist in the second week, they couldn't make it out to the playoffs. (They... Continue »