The latest On Spec magazine (Vol 19, No 3, Fall 2007) includes “The Sorceress’ Assistant”, by Bakka‘s own Leah Bobet, and (ahem) “…But With A Whimper”, by yours truly.
According to Walk Score, our neighborhood only rates 48/100 on a walkability scale. Pfah!
Knit much? Want to help the needy get through the winter? There are now even more places to drop stuff off…
Sign up for DemoCamp 16 on December 3 at the Board of Trade. We’re asking for small donations this time; hope to see lots of you there.
With allies like this, who needs the Taliban?
…a court in [Saudi Arabia] this week sentenced a female victim of gang rape to six months in prison and 200 lashes for being alone with a man who was not her relative. The 200 lashes included in the sentence…more than doubled the woman’s original punishment of 90 lashes. The court boosted her penalty because of the victim’s “attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media…”
New motto: those who won’t learn from the past don’t deserve any sympathy. What brings this up is a recent post describing the fork-join framework proposal for Java 7. Been there, done that, wrote a book about it — unless/until a framework-aware debugger comes along, it’s not going to make any difference.
It has been a little over three years since I did any significant software development work. I miss it, particularly when I read posts like this — easy to mock Vi, but c’mon, it’s still cool…
http://utoronto.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6900744045 — looks like fun.
Pictures of babies in Google Gear. Here’s Maddie:
and here is one from Titus. More?
Brent Gorda blogs about Day 1 of the Supercomputing’07 Cluster Challenge. This is coolness, and a sign that big iron is really truly yes we mean it this time finally going mainstream. Congrats to all the teams for making it this, and good luck with the remaining hours…