It turns out two of my talks have been accepted at OSCON this year.
They are “0 to 60 in 45 minutes: A Down and Dirty Ajax Design Patterns firedrill” in the new AJAX track and “The Underpants Gnomes Strategy Guide: An Ecards Case Study” in the PHP track.
Given my penchant for working on my talk during the conference, I figure I am royally screwed this time. How am I supposed to cram two talks worth of slides during OSCON week? Does this mean I’ll actually have to prepare my talk beforehand? *shudder*
I knew I should have submitted my MAMP talk (Mac Apache MySQL PHP). That one has been rejected for six different conferences in a row.Continue reading
The first time I heard of ”player hater” was about four years ago when Sean showed me the Star Wars Gangsta Rap viral video. If you somehow missed that, you need to watch it. If you’ve already seen it 100 times, one more won’t hurt. 🙂
Gizmodo reports the hate for a different sort of player, the iPod and iTunes Music Store. This hate appears in the form of the never-ending Apple v. Apple lawsuit.
Gizmodo had a funny article which pointed to something I had missed. That an Onion parody article on a 5-bladed Gillette in response to Schick came true late last year.
[razor blade models and college stories after the jump]Continue reading
Flickr a few months ago created a good idea: they inject a div into the landing page of login that allows them to send arbitrary messages to you that you can dismiss. I definitely think more websites should do that.
Imagine my surprise when I found this notification today:
Umm, guys according to your records and mine, my Pro account wonâ€™t expire until June 6th. Itâ€™s March 22. This isnâ€™t exactly a good thing to be sending to your paying customers. A two word change would do wonders: â€œâ€¦your Pro account has expiredâ€ to â€œâ€¦your Pro account will be expiring soon.â€ As it is, it appears your messaging system clearly has the wrong Type II type error in it (erring to your advantage instead of mine).
What sort of impression does that give me of Flickrâ€™s priorities?
Mike, a friend and former co-worker pointed me to Go Ghetto. I looked at it and promptly forgot about it.
I should have read Mike’s blog closer because at Lunch 2.0 today, I found out that my friends Holly and (a different) Mike are the instigators of GoGhetto. (What a weird small world we live in.) They even gave me a bumper sticker which I had in my hand for all of 10 seconds. (They were too ghetto to let me keep it, because Mark already had one.)
There has been a movement in Plaxo recently to make the blog â€œmore edgyâ€ and less bland corporate PR crap. I can only say thatâ€™s a good thing.
One little gem of that outgrowth is a wonderful entry by my co-worker Michael Rowley on photographing people at work. Actually, yesterday we had a â€œHaxoâ€ day where we spend our time working on a project not related to my current work. Michael spent his Haxo Day photographing at Plaxo so in many ways this blog entry was an outgrowth of his Haxo project.
If you are curious as to Michaelâ€™s style, here is a candid he took of me:
According to the latest article from Gizmodo, the HD DVD player launch will, most likely, be delayed.
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parent hacks is a blog created by some technical writers/recent parents, devoted to parenting, O’Reilly geek-style.
As a parent of nobody, this has little value to me, but somehow this blog “works” because it has a nice focused vertical as well as a clever graphic, two features a personal blog like this doesn’t have.
Continue reading about the future of blogging. after the jump
Mark Goldstein has a nice little article on the death of the bridge camera over at PhotographyBLOG.
I talked about the bridge camera in an earlier article. My main contention is that bridge is often better for more people, but they’re going to buy dSLR anyway.
Continue reading about bridge cameras after the jump