· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · May
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FotD: May 22 Solo Spread · This is another tulip, past its peak but still graceful ...
Twitter Problems · Nope, I’m not talking about uptime or architecture or any of that stuff, I’m talking about people. In Twitter Musings, Lauren Wood bemoans the decline of the personal, of the ephemeral, of the tab sweep, not just in Twitter but in life-online generally. Worth reading. And In Summon Monsters? Open The Door? Heal? Or Die? (dunno about that title) Giles Bowkett sings the old information-overload blues, but grounds it in personalities, citing the “Tim Bray problem” and “Cory Doctorow problem”. Anyone who compliments my taste in hats has to be basically OK. I’m not sure he says anything new about continuous partial attention, but he has way better pictures than the other people who write about it.
WF2: Benchmark Strawman · [This is part of the Wide Finder 2 series.] I’ve just updated the Wide Finder wiki with a straw-man benchmark (see “Strawman”), with sample Ruby code and output. Argh... it takes Ruby over 23 seconds to process just 100K lines. I hear talk of a Solaris/SPARC optimized version, gotta track that down. Comments please on the benchmark, then we can all start bashing our heads against the big file.
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