June, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Music industry attacks Sunday newspaper's free Prince CD

Music industry attacks Sunday newspaper's free Prince CD: "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince should know that with behaviour like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores"

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Positives, not negatives

Positives, not negatives: "The iPhone is a gift for every cell phone marketer in the world. Why? Because it creates a problem where there was none before."

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Incidental Genius

Incidental Genius: "Here is the essence of wisdom."

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Throwing the Brackets

Throwing the Brackets: "Now, does the person who sent that to me want me to search in quotes, or without? "

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Agile, Architecture and the 5am Production Problem

Agile, Architecture and the 5am Production Problem: "Functional testing falls short, however, when you want to build software to survive the real world. Functional testing can only tell you what happens when all parts of the system are behaving within specification. True, you can coerce a system or subsystem into returning an error response, but that error will still be within the protocol! If you're calling a method on a remote EJB that either returns 'true' or 'false' or it throws an exception, that's all it will do. No amount of functional testing will make that method return 'purple'. Nor will any functional test case force that method to hang forever, or return one byte per second."

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Are Microscopic Black Holes Buzzing Inside the Earth?

Are Microscopic Black Holes Buzzing Inside the Earth?: "And if a black hole gets inside your planet? You get additional heat. This might account for unusual temperatures seen on Saturn and Jupiter, which are hotter than they should be from solar heating alone."

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Apple Announces Lolcats Strategy.

Apple Announces Lolcats Strategy.

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Rich Programmer Food

Rich Programmer Food: "If you don't know how compilers work, then you don't know how computers work. If you're not 100% sure whether you know how compilers work, then you don't know how they work."

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

PowerPoint Turns 20, As Its Creators Ponder A Dark Side to Success

PowerPoint Turns 20, As Its Creators Ponder A Dark Side to Success : "They just write the presentations, which are summaries without the detail, without the backup. A lot of people don't like the intellectual rigor of actually doing the work."

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Dark Side of the Moon: The Porn of Audio Media

Dark Side of the Moon: The Porn of Audio Media: "So, I watched with quite a bit of amusement to see Dark Side of the Moon quickly take and hold the #1 (now #2) position in iTunes Plus."

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

'Day One' for Safari for Windows Becomes Zero-Day Nightmare

'Day One' for Safari for Windows Becomes Zero-Day Nightmare: "the exploits don't appear to be that difficult"

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

iPhone Hopes and Dreams

iPhone Hopes and Dreams: "A thought occurred to me the other day that for as desirable as the iPhone seems to be, very few people have actually used one. It does demo amazingly well, but then so does Spotlight."

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

E-mail is not a platform for design

E-mail is not a platform for design: "ASCII means never having to say you're sorry."

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

The future of the music business...again

The future of the music business...again: "The only difficult part of the music equation is buying it."

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Monday, June 04, 2007

journalism rules: here are the secrets

journalism rules: here are the secrets

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Marriage in America

The frayed knot: "Only 4% of the children of mothers with college degrees are born out of wedlock. And the divorce rate among college-educated women has plummeted. Of those who first tied the knot between 1975 and 1979, 29% were divorced within ten years. Among those who first married between 1990 and 1994, only 16.5% were. At the bottom of the education scale, the picture is reversed."

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