Friday, July 30, 2004


On Wednesday I went to an entertaining talk about pitfalls of Java. Bottom line: don't write clever code.

That talk was co-hosted by the Effective Java author. I am still waiting for a language called effective that would make such books redundant.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

cracking the Turing test

The trick is to focus on a tractable problem. In this case, sex. (via ilyavinarsky)

Michael Moore, take note

The Soviet Union had arguably the most talented propaganda department in history. The posters were so good, they were used by interior designers of Friends. (via lookitsch)

Wednesday, July 28, 2004


I don't like perl code. But worth script is a work of art nevertheless. (by jwz)

twenty is the limit

Here are 26 interests, rejected by Blogger. I hate to admit it but Blogger is right &mdash they are silly.

annihilation, blogger, creativity, drinks, entropy, fantasy, growing up, honesty, ice, jokers, kindness, lust, minority, nuance, openness, pingpong, quirks, red, source, trees, union, voice, wonder, xylophone, yet another, zing


RFID = barcodes + FasTrak


Blogger got into an infinite loop on the blog creation screen. Not good.
The wysiwyg editor is gorgeous. Good.