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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.

  1. IF YOU SAY “Drink the Kool-Aid” ONE MORE GODDAMN TIME, I’M GOING TO BURST THROUGH THE WALL AT YOUR OFFICE, KILL YOU IN A VERY UNSIGHTLY AND BLOODY WAY, AND THEN SCREAM “Oh, YEAH!”

    “ An unordered list of thoughts I had during a conference call with a potential client today”

  2. Paul Huff just released facebook.el, an Emacs client library for the Facebook API. Good stuff. Shameless plug: it uses my JSON library.

  3. “I wish this company understood the value of openness, but they don’t, so I’m going to keep buying their closed, crippled shit until they get it.” Yeah, let me know how that works out for you.

    Mark Pilgrim, on iPhone hacking

  4. I’m not usually one for protests, but today’s, in support of the Burmese anti-government protests, I can get behind. Burma’s military junta has got to go. To participate, all you have to do is wear a red shirt today. I happen to already wear a red shirt on Fridays.

  5. Boston’s Berkeley Building

    The Berkeley Building, in Boston’s Back Bay

    Steady blue, clear view
    Flashing blue, clouds due
    Steady red, rain ahead
    Flashing red, snow instead

  6. Pieces of Eight

    Adventure and glory await in Pieces of Eight, a pirate ship combat game played with minted metal coins.

    I would be remiss in my pirate duty today if I didn’t point you all toward this lovely game, the brainchild of my former co-worker and all-around good guy Jeff Tidball. Even Wil Wheaton loves it. What more can I say?

  7. I haven’t been showing up on Planet Emacsen since closing my Emacs blog. So I’ve created an Emacs-specific feed for my emacs posts here. I’ve set up the appropriate redirect, so if you were subscribed to emacsen.org’s feed, you’ll start to see new posts again.

  8. Today, hardly any economist believes what the Keynesians believed in the 1970s and most accept the basic ideas of supply-side economics — that incentives matter, that high tax rates are bad for growth, and that inflation is fundamentally a monetary phenomenon. Consequently, there is no longer any meaningful difference between supply-side economics and mainstream economics.

    Bruce Bartlett (emphasis mine. via Will.)

  9. I’ve removed Technorati’s Link Count Widget from this site. I love the idea, but sometimes it takes way too long to load.

  10. … Taking matters into his own hands, he simply bought a Wii on Amazon and had it shipped to me.

    It showed up last week. It was like Christmas but better because at Christmas time I didn’t have a Wii and now I do.

    Jeremy Keith

  11. Quick Emacs tip: `comment-dwim' got you down? Try changing `comment-style'. I have mine set to `indent', and am very happy with the result.

  12. Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades

    1. It’s more fun, in the most serious existential sense.
    2. Diversity of intellectual playgrounds breeds confidence instead of fear of the unknown.
    3. Boredom is failure.
    4. In a world of dogmatic specialists, it’s the generalist who ends up running the show.
    5. “Jack of all trades, master of none” is an artificial pairing.

    Sounds good to me. Somewhat related reading: Will on what philosophers are good for, and Stephen Stich on where philosophy and science meet.

  13. Whoo-hoo!

    We have papers for nXML. Would someone like to install it?

    Richard Stallman, on emacs-devel

    If you don’t already know of it, nxml-mode is a fantastic XML editing mode for Emacs. This is great news.

  14. Good software makes its developers proud: they want to show it off to everyone and shout its praises from the mountaintops. Bad software makes its developers embarrassed and scared: they know any competent programmer could improve on their functionality in no time. Those TOSes that forbid competitors and benchmarking seem like coded messages from the developers saying “our software sucks!”

    Jacob Kaplan-Moss

  15. Hops. Malt. Water. Yeast.
    So simple, yet so complex.
    God’s own recipe.

    — seen at Beer Haiku Daily

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