Mother and son St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View, California Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-.56G VR 1/60sec @ f/5.3, iso 3200, 120mm (180mm) . Dave invited me to his son’s baptism. I put on a shirt and tie and drove down to South Bay. I showed up early, had to drop off some stuff at Goodwill, … Continue reading Ethan’s Baptism and Party
The Terry Chay peak theory, also known as peak ruby, is a not-so-influential theory concerning the long-term popularity of software languages. It predicted that future popularity in Ruby will reach a peak sometime in the year 2007 and then decline. Some observers believe that because of the high dependence of the language on hype, the … Continue reading Have we reached “Peak Ruby”?
burrow Mountain View, California Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D 1/50sec @ f/1.8, iso 640, 50mm (75mm) Yet another piece of the internet zeitgeist passes me by… [More cats after the jump.]
“You can keep doing that forever, the dog is never going to move.” —Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl When taking the long way home, I noticed a lady sweeping the sidewalk while her pug watched over her. I had to stop by and pet the dog. Another pug … Continue reading My dog days as a student
Wow, it’s my birthday already. Happy Birthday…to me! And few things make me happier than when I see my own Plaxo e-cards sent to me on my birthday. Some of you can guess why… Here is a selection of some of them. [After the jump.]
I read today that Mark is moved up to San Francisco. Cool. Oh and he’s going to be working at the same company as me. Cool. Did you know the only project we worked on together at Plaxo was Lunch 2.0? “This is going to be legen… wait for it …DARY!” First view of first … Continue reading Mark and me
Me: I mean I’m pretty shy—oh, don’t laugh, it’s true. Internally, I have to really force myself to talk to a new person. I just want to crawl into my hole. H—: But I think you like to meet people. Me: Especially at Caltech. You talk to a girl there are only two possibilities: 1) … Continue reading Way to “PA”
I’m trying to sync my Yelp with the internets: Argh! I have no friends Yo! Yelp, Here’s a hint. That goes for the rest of you guys also who can’t figure out address book import. It’s scary how easy this stuff is when you let someone else do the work for you.
Reminder, I’ll be at BarCamp Sacramento tomorrow. BarCamp is an unconference (it is free to attend, users can give talks at will). I’ll do my Underpants Gnomes talk. And I can do an impromptu Rails on Ruby talk. Unconferences are great. We should support more. It’s sort of like Lunch 2.0 only not with breakfast … Continue reading Barcamp Sacramento Tomorrow
There’s an interesting post on Ning Developer Blog on their choice to use PHP as the Ning platform client language. At Tagged, we don’t roll the way Diego does at Ning, but it’s shocking how similar the thinking is. This post was related to the old dog: PHP templating systems vs. PHP as templating. It … Continue reading PHP as language