Week ending Sunday 2009/11/15

Monday 08:50 · Do all God's chillun have to be writing their web code in Erlang or Haskell or Clojure? perilsofparallel.blogspot.com/2009/11/multicore-vs-cloud-computing.html [Original.]

Monday 14:02 · Realizing that I lack the skills needed to ascertain where a large highly-concurrent Clojure program on Solaris 10 is bottlenecking. [Original.]

Monday 15:08 · EU throws down: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703808904574526072224895160.html?ru=yahoo&mod=yahoo_hs [Original.]

Monday 19:54 · Henry Story on Evil, Taoism, and the San Mateo jail: blogs.sun.com/bblfish/entry/7_days_in_sf_jail [Original.]

Monday 20:17 · Something new in the world of cameras: www.youtube.com/watch?v=spbMQ960j8U [Original.]

Monday 20:25 · I enjoy sports but am not normally a fan as such of one team or another. Well, except for the Steelers. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:39 · Vambenepe thinking about PaaS: stage.vambenepe.com/archives/1078 & stage.vambenepe.com/archives/1096 [Original.]

Tuesday 21:13 · Interesting that Go is compiled to the iron not a VM. I'm starting to see that as a handicap, generally. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:02 · @mezzoblue No, the point is that all the different formulas for y are the same. Whichever's easiest. [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Wednesday 00:47 · My Clojure code, which seems sane to me, is driving the JVM into meltdown via gc thrashing. Working on finding the culprit... [Original.]

Wednesday 08:45 · When the War is Over (1918): tsutpen.blogspot.com/2009/11/art-of-songwriting-23.html [Original.]

Thursday 11:57 · Moderately-deep dive on clojure refs: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/11/11/Clojure-References [Original.]

Friday 20:07 · OK, that's funny. Do Not Do This With Regexes: stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-tags/1732454#1732454 (via @codinghorror) [Original.]

Friday 20:09 · Consensus of commenters on my recent Clojure refs piece: "You're Doing It Wrong!" Not convinced; we'll see. [Original.]

Saturday 12:11 · Admiring use of quantitative methods by @pkedrosky to identify best fucking book about the financial crisis. [Original.]

Saturday 12:16 · Remarkable 1900 portrait of a face that speaks volumes: www.shorpy.com/node/7121 [Original.]

Saturday 12:59 · Dunno what a Fractal Hex Tile is, but you can make nice backgrounds with 'em; keep refreshing www.rfractals.net/hex/index.html (via @j6wbs) [Original.]

Saturday 18:59 · Chia Obama (via @GreatDismal) [Original.]

Saturday 19:03 · @GreatDismal Who's staging Neuromancer? [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Saturday 19:36 · Have now failed in 3 attempts to buy speed-skating tickets. Tremendously popular I guess. [Original.]

Saturday 20:00 · @RickG3 Who's staging Neuromancer? [Original, responding to @RickG3.]

Sunday 00:23 · Willie Nelson & AsleepAtTheWheel doing country-swing Hesitation Blues on TV. Last heard that tune from Hot Tuna in a Miami Beach bar. [Original.]

Sunday 00:57 · Wow, you really want to watch that Willie and the Wheel show if it's coming anywhere near you. Failing that, on PBS. Deep stuff. [Original.]

Sunday 08:35 · Interesting practical-writing project at praglife.typepad.com/pragmatic_life/ - a link to a project overview would be nice. [Original.]

Sunday 08:36 · @thatwhichmatter The plural is "legomena", please. [Original, responding to @thatwhichmatter.]

Sunday 10:22 · Scrambled some fresh free-range eggs with red & green peppers; now sitting down with the Steelers & Bengals. Mmmm... [Original.]

Sunday 10:52 · doubleTwist keeps getting better. Smarter about album/artist grouping, now ships album art to the Android too. [Original.]

Sunday 11:08 · Serious thinking about photography, in the comments: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2009/11/the-three-things-you-need.html [Original.]

Sunday 21:04 · Google Go may be The New Hotness, but it looks like its regexes need work: groups.google.com/group/golang-nuts/browse_frm/thread/f436d16dee9c8875 [Original.]

Sunday 21:53 · AAAARGH. Updated my Google dev phone to 1.6 and gmail doesn't work, market doesn't work. This thing is a paperweight without that stuff. [Original.]

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