20 April 2009

The wisdom of Slashdot

User rho explaining why case-sensitivity is the right default: IMO it’s preferable for software to not assume that “Helped my uncle Jack off a horse.” and “Helped my uncle jack off a horse.” are the same thing. I must remember to include that in my unit tests.

20 April 2009

2 wheels good, 3 wheels better

For years now, I’ve been curious about recumbent trikes. It turns out that Austin has a recumbent store, Easy Street Recumbents, and they had a mini show today. We went along and took a look. I tried out three trikes: the Catrike Villager, the TerraTrike Path, and the Scarab 2026. The Catrike was first. Setting off I was immediately struck by how comfortable it was compared to a regular bike, probably because of the relatively upright seating. ... Read more

17 April 2009

National Poetry Month

One of my favorite poets is Laurence Lerner. Here’s a belated seasonal example: Three poems for Lent For forty days, rain. Death of cattle, mud, Drowned birds, torn trees, dead reptiles — the sky dark And mankind dead. Weather or sin, the flood, The hidden mountains, and above all, the ark. For forty days, Christ in the wilderness, Tempted, and hungry: stones, still stones, not bread. Kingdoms, but not for him. ... Read more

14 April 2009

Quote of the week

Creating your own blog is about as easy as creating your own urine, and you’re about as likely to find someone else interested in it. —Lore Sjöberg

13 April 2009

Disabling Google software updater

Yanked from Slashdot: On my Mac I just changed permissions on the /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate and ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate folders to 000, and Google Earth no longer reinstalls the updater or asks me to do so. Excellent.

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