· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · June
· · · · 05 (3 entries)

Brazilian OSS · Our own Si­mon Phipps is a long way South, in Brazil at this great big honk­ing Open Source con­fer­ence they have there. He’s got good write-ups on the event in gen­er­al and on how Ja­va plays. Worth a read.
Whiskey-Bar Economics · One of the bet­ter on­line writ­ers on the lib­er­al/­mod­er­ate side of the spec­trum is “Billmon” at Whiskey Bar. He’s got a huge, in­for­ma­tive, statistics-laced piece on the gen­er­al state of the U.S. econ­o­my, worth a read by any­one who cares even a lit­tle bit. As an added bonus, in the com­ments some­one has post­ed a point­er to this, which (if even mod­er­ate­ly ac­cu­rate) is pret­ty as­tound­ing.
Wolfe’s Latest · I just fin­ished read­ing The Knight, by Gene Wolfe, one of on­ly two or three liv­ing au­thors whose works I’ll pick up with­out re­gard to re­views or word-of-mouth ...
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