Blakeâ€™s subject title was â€œI love the world.â€
In light of my last post, I thought Iâ€™d bring up that while those peopleâ€™s bashing of Caitlin was ill founded, they are expressing an underlying problem that exists in any endeavor based on technology or science.
Too often, people use technical mumbo jumbo to cover a basic lie.
Continue reading Cloaking myth with math
Itâ€™s a fun read made funnier by the fact that nobody answers the posterâ€™s simple question, which is basically: â€œIs this stuff true, or false advertising?â€
Continue reading The industry doth protest too much, methinks
I recently purchased a picturewall in order to add some accents to my otherwise boring apartment. It’s been on my to do list forever and now that I own a couch, hanging up some “fotografs,” as Caitlin puts it, was my next priority.
A quick run to Costco today allowed me to add a few photos.
Someone on flickr decided to engage in a smackdown of the APS-C format.
The problem with these is that they often parrot experts who don’t really remember their history. I’m sure when these experts were young pups, they defended their 35mm film cameras against the old codgers doing medium or full-frame photography. They miss the reality that they’ve become the old codgers themselves.
I’m not claiming that they don’t have a valid argument. I’m just claiming they’re a guilty of hypocrisy: They diss another format as being the “one true format” implicitly exposing own bias in their own format as the “one true format.”Continue reading DX smackdown
I stopped by Wendy’s on the way back from the ski rental. I noticed the double was selling for $1 more than the single and the triple was $1 more than the double.
But they were advertising “Double the beef just add 89 cents.” So technically you save 11 cents if you order a single and “double” it. Also does that mean you get a quad for less than the price of a triple if you “double the beef” on a double, or was there some fine print I missed?
It’s strange that the menu system in fast food places requires such a large amount of financial arithmetic in order to order something. I wonder if Dave Thomas is rolling over in his grave.
I hate this crap.Continue reading No value deal
Synchronization is not possible because Google doesn’t provide an API for synching. (In fact, AFAIK, they only publicly provide Gmail import.) Without a synchronization API, there is no way to handle resolving issues where a contact is changed on both Gmail and Plaxo (or Plaxo-supported clients and devices). However, for around six months now, Gmail import has been supported.
Continue reading Gmail to Plaxo import
Andy Card resigns as White House Chief of Staff and is replaced by Yosh Bolten. This is a total non-story which is only interesting to those trying to survey how many people are trying to squeeze water from this rock.
The best take I read about this was a comment on the formerly right-wing blog, Balloon Juice: â€œDeck chair, meet Titanic.â€Continue reading Andy Card resigns
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 Big Trouble in Little OSCON