Oh great. The spammers have figured out how to abuse Google Calendar. I think they just add your email to their “Google Calendar” and Google helpfully reminds you.
Aloha Airlines, one of the more important carriers to Hawai’i, entered bankruptcy a few weeks ago and this morning announced the grounding of their passenger fleet effective tomorrow. We have a friend in town who’s stranded. We love having her, but she appears a little stressed. She doesn’t drink, either, so I can’t ease her […]
OK, time to reset: Attention is a finite resource…
At a party Saturday night, I carried on while doing an impersonation of Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. Hopefully, no amount of alcohol will ever drown the shame and this will never ever happen again.
At PyCon, Microsoft demoed Django running on IronPython. This blog post detailing the code says “not quite complete but … [good enough to] get Django’s tutorial running.” From a language geek standpoint, I prefer Ruby (those object-oriented grooves run deep), but IronPython is very clearly on the cusp of adulthood. In other DLR news, Dermot […]
You see what looks like a bag of trash near your driveway and it turns out that someone pulled in, dressed the boar they’d caught, and left the carcass for you to haul to the dump. In a bag, at least.
StartKey will be a technology that allows you to carry your Windows logon around on a USB keychain. Early reaction is mixed as to the value of this, but I loved something similar when I worked for a company developing software for Sun JavaStation network computers. With JavaStation’s, you had a smartcard that you plugged […]
Unbe-freakin’-lievable. The client who screwed me back in October called and, sure enough, gave me an assignment for an article that, just as I predicted, they now needed ASAP. Because I was hopeful that this would allow my context-sensitive image-resizing code to see the light of day, I agreed, working 12 hour days and through […]
Tor.com is giving away eBooks of apparently-well-known authors. It’s been a long time since I’ve followed SF, but “free eBook + Kindle” is too good to pass up. So far, I’ve received: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi — I’m reading this now; it’s kind of like an updated Starship Troopers with a sense of […]
Ted Leung has joined Sun to help support Python “in a similar fashion” to the JRuby project. This is not just about Python on on the JVM. Sun will try to make its platforms, OpenSolaris and the JVM, the best place to develop and deploy Python applications. But it’s mostly about Python on the JVM. […]