From Yoav Schlesinger’s Blog: Everybody to The Limit.
Month: July 2003
Rhinospray® to the rescue!
We spent last weekend in the Bay Area for Gil and Becky’s wedding. On Sunday, I started coming down with a cold and was feeling miserable. It was late at night and I didn’t feel like going out to the drugstore to get a decongestant. My mom remembered that during a trip to Europe last […]
Wesley K. Clark for President
So I’ve been granted the lovely honor of being a guest author on my brother-in-law Michael’s blog. I’m so excited, and there are so very many things that I could talk about. But I think I’m going to talk about what was on my mind this morning at work (I work at the Jewish Community […]
Banzai on FOX
Last night I saw the premiere of Banzai, a mock Japanese game show of sorts where the contestants do a bunch of wacky things and the audience is supposed to bet on the outcome. I imagine that if you’re drunk it makes for a very entertaining experience.
MySQL Scaling Pains
Jeremy Zawodny spoke Friday morning about MySQL Scaling Pains. I’m still just waking up, so here are some abbreviated notes. Security administration (don’t just GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO someuser, but think seriously about delegating privileges to separate users) Size Limits (MyISAM default 4GB limit can be modified, you just need to know the […]
Apache 1.3.28 next week?
I don’t have time to read most of the Apache mailing lists, but I do keep an eye on the low-traffic cvs commit list. There’s been a lot of discussion over the past month or so about the upcoming 1.3.28 release, and even a couple of dates proposed. The most recent message suggests that we’ll […]
Why XML Hasn’t Cured Our Ills or Saved the World
After lunch and a little bit of work-related email, I went to Randy Ray‘s Why XML Hasn’t Cured Our Ills or Saved the World (slides). The talk centered around five things Ray thinks we do wrong with XML: People are too quick to use XML. You have to aks yourself if it’s really necessary. Is […]
Ruby for Perl Programmers
I stuck around for local software guy Phil Tomson’s Ruby for Perl Programmers talk. This session was more technical, with the first code example showing up on the 4th slide. Phil’s slides are online, so I won’t attempt to replicate them here. Something listed as a “gotcha” actually seems to be a feature to me. […]
The Power and Philosophy of Ruby
Yukihiro Matsumoto spoke about The Power and Philosophy of Ruby on Thursday morning. The talk was all philosophy, no code. Very entertaining. We started off by discussing natural languages and the Tower of Babel, with a comparison of Japanese and its use of ideograms versus English. Matsumoto said that he was heavily influenced by the […]
Palm Zire for $50
I’ve been a very happy Palm Zire owner since January. It does the two things I need it to do (Calendar and Address Book) really well and has phenomenal battery life. I don’t need anything fancier. Today, on the palm.com webiste, I noticed an advertisement for an Open Box Palm Zire for $49.99. Cool.