Marie sent me this article today with the comment: “Surprisingly, not an Onion headline.”
The article says:
> The Texas congressman said that if Mr. Obama persists in executing the office of the Presidency *as defined by the Constitution,* he could face “impeachment and/or deportation.” … “Mr. President, there’s still time for you to get in line. But if you continue to fulfill the duties of President of the United States that are *expressly permitted* in the Constitution, you are playing with fire.”
If true, Reality has jumped the shark.
I’m not a fashionable guy. It wasn’t until around 2007 that I found out that pleated pants went out with the 1990’s. But this has come up often enough in discussion. So I’ll tell the only Chayism that exists for daily fashion:
Don’t fucking wear technology!
Continue reading about wearing technology after the jump
Maybe I should install that s–t. 🙂
I feel somewhat responsible for putting James Forrester on the hot seat concerning [this article][Visual Editor post] as I was the one who asked him to take out time from his busy schedule to explain some of the challenges faced by the team concerning the project and manage expectations somewhat concerning the release.
I hope it is clear from the post that the [VisualEditor project] has to overcome many “firsts” to become a reality. Some of the ones mentioned include:
1. The criteria to support 290 languages is beyond the scope of support of existing software.
2. The VisualEditor UI needs to be programmable in such a manner that “free form” HTML editing cannot be permitted unless those edits can be synced with an internal, client-side “data model.”
3. The VisualEditor needs to leave room for extensibility in all fronts to adapt to the extensible nature of current WikiText capabilities like transclusions and templates.
4. A **two-way** representation needs to be created out of wikitext to HTML *back to wikitext*. This cannot be emphasized enough since before the [parsoid project], it was actually unclear if this was even possible.
5. In both the parser and in all points of the VisualEditor, edits must be made in a manner that only manipulates the areas intended by the editor so was to not introduce “dirty diffs”.
6. All of this must be done in a forward thinking transactional manner to allow things like real-time collaboration, micro-edits, and the ability to walk through actions.
[Visual Editor post]: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/07/inventing-as-we-go-building-a-visual-editor-for-mediawiki/ “Inventing as we go: building a visual editor for MediaWiki—Wikimedia”
[VisualEditor project]: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor “VisualEditor—MediaWiki”
[parsoid project]: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Parsoid “Parsoid—MediaWiki”Continue reading response to questions concerning the VisualEditor
Today was the first official UTC day of the fundraiser, [the previous days were tests][fundraiser 2012]. This year they’ve decided to only run it in 5 english speaking countries in December with the rest of the world to follow in April (to make translations, etc. to not be [bottlenecked on testing][2012 tests]).
If you can’t read the graph, they’re on track to have their first $2 million revenue day in history. 🙂
Thanks to all of you who donated and support Wikipedia.
Time to go up to the 6th floor and mooch the Fundraiser first-day cake. 🙂
[fundraiser 2012]: http://terrychay.com/article/wikipedia-2012-fundraiser.shtml “Wikipedia 2012 Fundraiser”
[2012 tests]: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2012/We_Need_A_Breakthrough “Fundraising 2012/ We Need A Breakthrough—Meta Wiki”
> This resume I’m reviewing claims the dude developed a “pear-to-pear private tracker”
Since [I had ComicLife open anyways][techcrunch], this was too good to pass up:
[techcrunch]: http://terrychay.com/article/the-only-people-who-read-techcrunch-are-your-competitors.shtml “The only people who read tech crunch are your competitors”
Wikimedia is gearing up for the 2012 fundraiser that pays my salary. Here are the banners they seem to be testing today.
Today’s featured article on Wikipedia, logged out version. Mouseover for the flyout.
Pretty cool, team! Though, I’ll be missing that double-take of people on the street when they recognize my co-workers, but don’t quite remember from where. 😉
(Yes, the fundraising engineering team *technically* reports to me, but all I am is a useless middle-management PHB.)
> I’m playing video games and drinking champagne because after all the press I got, the only thing my client can say is “Aww. No TechCrunch? Is it too late to give them an exclusive?” [FML]
I’ll repeat a rant I first said five years ago to a CTO friend told me his co-founder and CEO was obsessed with getting on TechCrunch.
“Why the f— does anyone want to be on TechCrunch? The only people who read TechCrunch are your goddamn competitors. Think of your product, do your customers even know WTF TechCrunch is, let alone read it?”
No. Fucking. Way.
This is what TechCrunch looks like to a normal human being
Anyone who gives a shit about being on TechCrunch is someone sending a big [signal][wp signalling] that they don’t give a shit about their customer, or that their **real** customer is their investors who are stupid enough to sink money in that person’s latest grift. Anyone who wants to be on TechCrunch has a a big inferiority complex and values their ego more than their business.
> It’s okay I’m enjoying killing zombies with my friends who don’t even know what the fuck a TechCrunch is, thank God!
More dead zombies, less ‘Crunch.
[FML]: http://www.fmylife.com “F— My Life”
[wp signalling]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signalling_(economics) “Signalling (economics)—Wikipedia”
[My mom][mom] loved to tell people that ever since I was three, I’d tell people that my favorite hobby was talking[^hobby]. I haven’t changed.
As someone who spent the majority of his life with his mouth open, the few moments when I switch my brain from `SEND` to `RECEIVE` become very precious.
[mom]: TODO “Dreams… TODO”
[^hobby]: TODO make sure I haven’t blogged this story before.
Continue reading about How I RECEIVE data after the jump