Chris Shiflett has written a nice recap of OSCON in which he mentions one of my talks. Thanks! Chris, when I post my talk, I’ll have to use your quote:
“…one of the most entertaining talks of the conference!”
—Chris Shiflett, author of Essential PHP Security
In any case, someone needs to write a review of Chris’s OSCON talks. I nominate myself for this difficult task.
Continue reading Chris Shiflett @ OSCON '06
Dassi sent me the winners of the “I Look Like My Dog” contest which was sponsored by Cesar Dog Food.
Clearly these were well produced and I have a feeling that this was not a “contest” at all.
I love the photography. I love the classic portrait lighting and the matching expressions the photographer managed to get out of the models. Excellent!
Here is a camera review where I lifted this summary from PhotographyBLOG.
“Bottom line, the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L is a really excellent optic, but one that struggles a bit along the edges and in the corners with full-frame bodies. As such, it’s an almost ideal candidate for use with DxO Optics Pro, particularly if you’re shooting with a full-frame dSLR.”
Translation: “This lens sucks for its intended market.”
Continue reading Funny lens review
Last week, Dave told me about “chimping”.
I am soooo guilty of this.
Continue reading Chimping
Microsoft is working on Microsoft Live Labs photosynth, which sounded like a version of AutoStitch on steroids, but is actually something else entirely.
Watch the video.Continue reading A photosynthetic world
I received a question today:
I have some quick caching questions. What is the quickest way to get data into a PHP script? I have some data, I could store it in a database, but I want to avoid that dependency and slow down. I want PHP to compile the file into some data that it can access easily in the script’s name space. Periodically (every 1-2 mins) the system will check the modified time on the file, if it is different, it will reload the data.
The data is not large.
Speaking of caching, what is the best script system for caching these days APC?
Continue reading Quick PHP caching
Hmm, the Intel Core 2 Duo is shipping? WWDC is next week?
Looks like my new Mac Book Pro will be ready in August.
An interesting article came via iLounge about Microsoft’s investment in Zune.
I wonder if they sunk “hundreds of millions of dollars” in order to get flash RAM at a competitive price? If so and the Zune is a bomb, that’s a big fucking write-off.Continue reading Microsoft iPod moneypit