“Oh, well–thanks for the invite and the free Stella Artois, Microsoft. I had a decent time, and I know you guys in Redmond like to put on a big spectacle, but seriously it’s OK to invite nerds to parties. We’re very social, honestly.”
“Linux support? The team is studying this.” – if you guys want help with this, you know where to find me.
Rafe’s right: this album is tremendous
why volume is important. really could have done without the bats, though. i hate bats.
congrats to Ted. very interested to see what he and the rest of Tim’s dynamic language rangers can drive within Sun
this explains a lot about MySQL’s success…
” ‘Our feeling is that D.R.M. is not actually doing anything to prevent piracy,’ said Ms. McIntosh of Random House Audio.” – finally
a good question to ask. really wish media in every industry could take a few steps back regarding personal privacy and boundaries.
interesting look at the guiding engineering principles
“A couple comes in…and they ask me, ‘Are we happy enough?’ Somebody’s at a job they like, but are they successful enough? People have to make that choice…Advertising constantly creates the notion that whatever we have is not enough.”
this isn’t what we got, really, but it’s still interesting. certainly this is where i think Microsoft has to go.
not my industry, but interesting thoughts on what the Times should do. a bit rough on the Globe, however, which is my paper.
very difficult questions indeed, hinging as they do on personal responsibility, accountability and anonymity
solid interview with a Google engineer
“Microsoft is trying not to alienate existing customers paying for what some call a pricey insurance plan, called Software Assurance…Microsoft is offering Online Services at a discount for those who pay for Software Assurance. “
appreciate the pointer from Arrington – too kind
i love browser competition. also, Firefox 3.0 performance (mostly).
Jon likes his MacBook Air, but negatively compares it to Thinkpads in a couple of cases
part of the future of OLTP, maybe, but dbms, generally? i don’t see it, based on the workload volumes.
very interesting. as i said above, i love browser competition.
“Among airlines, United Airlines ranked No. 20 for on-time arrival performance with 62.1 percent of flights arriving on time in January, lowest among the carriers ranked. ” – i am 100% not shocked by this news
“The audiobooks were watermarked and Random House monitored file-swapping networks for evidence that eMusic customers were swapping the material. They found almost no piracy, something that Pakman attributes to targeting an older audience.”
have an open inquiry to IBM on the subject now
never authoritative, but always interesting
“We noted that [AIR’s] lack of support for exposing native libraries…imposes serious limitations on scalability. Using embedded WebKit components in native GTK and Qt applications is an approach that offers more flexibility and permits broad use of nati
programming skill as a function of B.A.C: comedy
“With the applications on top, I think we can really help with AIR and bring a lot of applications to Linux where people developing those apps will not even expect that they will run on Linux, but it will just work.” – assuming that AIR for Linux is avail
good piece on NIN’s economic model for it’s release
i’ve yet to see an effective shark repellent of any kind: electronic, chemical, or otherwise. about the only things that are effective are cages, which are a bit unwieldy.
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