· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · November
· · · · 25 (3 entries)

FSS: Fireworks, ’57-’61 · Friday Slide Scan #14 is four of Dad’s fireworks pictures, all over forty years old ...
OSI · That stands for “Open Source Innovation”, and Dana Blankenhorn suggests there isn’t any. Uh... Apache. Emacs. Vi. Perl. Python. Ruby. PHP. Those were the result of twenty seconds thinking. I don’t think software innovation historically has correlated negatively or positively with open-source-ness. In the future though, I think pretty well all software innovation will be either open-source or inside a big server, because the business model for shipping closed-source software as a product is just too twisted and weird.
Vancouver Blogs · This notion of regional blogging is starting to get traction; right here in Vancouver, which is a pretty wired place, we now have three different pretenders to the “Vancouver City Blog” throne: Urban Vancouver, The Vancouverite, and Metroblogging Vancouver, the latter part of the Metroblogging empire. I’ve subscribed because, you know, I live here; maybe this will make me a bit hipper and cooler, because they’re always talking about events that I’m not clued-in enough to know about; if we start going to a few, that would be a good sign. A good thing happened already: one of the above linked to static photography, a very nice and thoughtful local photoblog, check it out.
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