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Kottke says a tumblelog is a quick and dirty stream of consciousness… with more than just links. Anarchaia was the first, but there are many copies. And they have a plan.

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  1. teTeX is dead; long live TeX live?

  2. Happiness, in all things not just the [choice of programming] language, should be the number [one] goal and metric for everything in an early-stage startup. Happy engineers work smarter, longer, more efficient[ly], attract better candidates, and have a better quality of life. (A corollary is that if you’re already set on a language path, don’t hire anyone who isn’t thrilled with working in that language.)

    Matt Mullenweg, responding to comments on a podcast he did.

    Relatedly:

    We only do well the things we like doing.

    — Colette, Prisons and Paradise (via Sacha)

  3. Most of the Net Neutrality debate has struck me as really stupid. Wes Felter said it best:

    Network Neutrality has collapsed into a black hole of strawmen and abstractions. It's not unusual to see such tactics, but when virtually all of the commentators on both (all?) sides are using them, you know the conversation is over.

    Here's a pretty good summary of the libertarian position, as I see it:

    In a competitive market, I would buy the telco and cableco arguments. [But] their sector is very strongly regulated. There is little competition outside of their comfy duopoly. Thus, if they're given the chance to sell high speed to some people, and low speed to others, what will really happen is that no extra bandwidth will be offered. Instead everyone will get the low speed unless they pay. This is the equivalent of "Nice website ya got there. You wouldn't want anything bad to happen to it, would ya?"

    Russ Nelson, the Angry Economist.

  4. Here are some beliefs of the Founders that didn't quite play out, which I came across while working on federali.st (more on that in a blog post to come).

    from Federalist № 45:

    The number of individuals employed under the Constitution of the United States will be much smaller than the number employed under the particular States.

    From № 46:

    It has been already proved that the members of the federal will be more dependent on the members of the State governments, than the latter will be on the former.

    From № 68:

    The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.

  5. I am SICK, SICK, SICK of web desingers' "small, light-gray-on-white text" agenda. (Here's the latest example.) These low-contrast sites have TAINTED the Matrix. Your question is hereby REJECTED.

  6. El Sol El Mariachi

    The other day, Erin and I were extras in a commercial for Mamá Testa, our favorite taco shop. We both took pictures.

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