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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · July
· · · · 17 (3 entries)

Pale Blue to the Max · There aren’t that many really great pale blue flowers; the object of the game for the plant is to attract the bugs’ attention, which is tough if you blend with the sky. Hydrangeas are a notable exception. Shot with a new camera setup, too ...
 
No Database!? · Recently, in discussion of a design for a comments system, I noted that I wasn’t planning to use a database, and I even allowed my self a little fun <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/07/10/Gone-Camping'>sneering</a> at the idea. I got several reasonable-sounding emails from reasonable-sounding people saying “Why on earth wouldn’t you?” Here’s why ...
 
Upcoming Gig: OSCON · What with the recent <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/06/11/Now-We-Are-Four'>family enlargement</a>, it wasn’t clear that I was going to be able to get to <a href='http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2006/'>OSCON</a>. But the girl’s settling down pretty well, so I decided to go. I reviewed the schedule and was horrified to see nothing about the Atom Publishing Protocol, which I’m increasingly convinced is hot stuff. So I sent a note off to <a href='http://radar.oreilly.com/nat/'>Nat Torkington</a> saying “WTF, no APP?!?” and he wrote back saying “So submit a paper already” and I did and now I’m on the program. I think I can only go for two days, but Portland’s a great town for beer and bookstores, which there’s more to life than, but only moderately. <i>[Update: I’m arriving at PDX at 4PM on Tue 25th. I can’t be the only one, shoot me a line and let’s organize some taxi sharing, it’s a long boring ride in from the airport.]</i>
 
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