When
· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · October
· · · · 02 (4 entries)

Oooh, Cédric · That’d be Cédric Beust, who, writing both in <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/09/29/comments#c1159725646.776706'>my new comment system</a> and <a href='http://beust.com/weblog/archives/000414.html'>his own space</a>, declaims “The bottom line is that IDE’s for dynamic languages will *never* be able to perform certain refactorings, such as renaming” and asks “Who wants a refactoring IDE that ‘works most of the time’?” He closes with a major dynamic-language diss: “I'm convinced that they are not suited for large-scale software development”. Obviously a fun-loving fellow. Geek girls and boys, I think that man is getting in yo face.
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Interview, with Snarls · <a href='http://www.linuxjournal.com/user/801200'>James Gray</a> of Linux Journal has published a lengthy <a href='http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9247'>email interview</a> with me. Those who visit <span class="o">ongoing</span> regularly won’t find much to surprise them; but I did take the chance to fulminate about dastardly DRM and Microsoft’s odious Office XML. And now that I think of it, I’ve been stingy with the polemics around here recently, maybe a little bland even; aren’t bloggers supposed to be ruthless attack puppies? It’s having a cute little girl baby around that does it I guess.
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Size Matters · 1700mm, 256kg. That’d be the <a href='http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06100101zeiss1700f4.asp'>Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 4/1700</a>. Oh my goodness gracious.
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‘Waterlily’ Autumn Crocus · We came back from the Botanical Garden with pictures; along with <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/10/01/Autumnal-Gunnera'>that Gunnera</a>, there was this dramatic pink flower that I wanted to run but couldn’t remember what it was, so I asked Daniel Mosquin, the main man behind <a href='http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/'>Botany Photo of the Day</a>, and he told me; it has two pretty names, of which one appears above ...
 
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