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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 sneer­ing 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 fam­i­ly en­large­ment, it wasn’t clear that I was go­ing to be able to get to OSCON. 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 Nat Tork­ing­ton 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. [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.]
 
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