Monthly Archives: January 2009

links for 2009-01-29

Why Is It So Difficult To Opt-Out Of Copyright? | Techdirt Interesting post about TechDirt's attitude to those that republish their content. It's nice to see that they practise what they preach when it comes to copyright issues. (tags: techdirt copyright law) Tiny Tiny RSS: A PHP and Ajax feed reader Web based feed reader […]

links for 2009-01-27

Charlie's Diary: Incoming! Interesting set of links to peruse later. Can you believe Paul Krugman reads Stross (and fantasy in general)? That's my kind of Nobel laureate. (tags: Charles.Stross literature seminar links critique tl;dr sf fantasy) John Updike, Author, Dies at 76 – Obituary (Obit) – Not a huge Updike fan. Still, sad to […]

links for 2009-01-26

Fast Lenses for the Epson R-D1 Lens gear pr0n (tags: photography rangefinder tl;dr review) HandBrake I want to finally get some files onto my ipod. So far, not working well on Windows Vista (why am I not surprised…) (tags: handbrake video encoding ipod conversion software tools application windows media opensource)

links for 2009-01-25

The total unadulterated idiocy of building software businesses on the shell of Web 2.0 A good rant about the long-term futility of building a business on a "busines" that's not making any money now, and probably never will. (tags: twitter web2.0 business capital vc)

links for 2009-01-23

The API Wars Classic grade-A bullsh*t from Steve Gillmor. Typical quote: “It’s no small thing that valuable connections these days flow over direct messages. The Twitter social graph is constrained by the difficulty in managing too many follows, and the follow dance leads to cross-follow relationships that business relationships to emerge from the value of […]

links for 2009-01-22

Economist's View: "Adam Smith On State Expenditures and Interventions" Interesting summary of Smith's views of public spending. (tags: adam.smith economics history) EnigmaCurry » AutoComplete.el : Python Code Completion in Emacs Looks like a general autocompletion framework. Need to look at perl support. (tags: emacs python devel editor perl)

links for 2009-01-20

Survival in The Sky | MetaFilter This is a great collection of links to Youtube clips of the BBC "Black Box/Survival in the Sky" series. Highly recommended. (tags: air crash investigation air-travel disaster bbc tv series metafilter) My father's murder: Taking his life in my hands – Times Online Sad and beautiful piece. (tags: […]

links for 2009-01-17

"We're all sub-prime now!" Mainstream media are waking up to the fact that the housing bubble knows no socio-economic bounds, something intelligent bloggers and commentators have been saying for years. I doubt, however, that this will silence the wingnut fringe insisting on blaming the entire current crisis on sub-prime borrowers (read "minorities") who apparently had […]

links for 2009-01-16

Is Haskell a Ponzi Scheme? : programming An amazing motherlode of Haskell bullshit from that potent source of bogons, Reddit.programming. Choice quotes include “There are a few sizable projects, but hardly as much as one might expect of a language as popular and mature as Haskell.'' “The small Haskell programs I've written (one linking to […]

links for 2009-01-13

Ned Batchelder: Dieting cavemen on twitter Great post with a lot of good stuff in it. Nutritious! (tags: filter information overload opinion infostress diet)