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My time in Austin was really rough.
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Can a hydrogen zepplin reuse lifting gas as engine fuel?
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Hydrogen zeppelin? I thought that idea went up in smoke.
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Should I just start taking everything on this chart that is blue?

Also, the chart is pretty.
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The more project management you do the less likely your project is to succeed. (That is a quote from Google CIO Douglas Merrill and also consistent with my experience.)
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Just learned my favorite book - Accelerando - is available for free: http://bit.ly/q0yrWx. Even more exciting, Charles Stross's new book - Rule 34 - came out last week to positive reviews. I've got high expectations.
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Oh... I'll go to that.
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I'm glad we all pulled together in 2008 to elect someone on promises to end the lawlessness of the executive branch. We had to wait a few years, but this clip dispelled any doubts in my mind regarding the administration's commitment to the rule of law.
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Eesh. If I had any doubts about how screwed up things are getting down in the states, they are gone now.
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Linus wrote divelog app - http://bit.ly/qq301v

It is interesting to see how a great systems developer writes a trivial application. It is not instructive like when I read through Linus's first version of Git, but I still found it worth while to skimming over.

I wish more folks used kernel formatting conventions. There is too much PascalCase in this world.
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Well put. But there's another way to look at this. Linus essentially built his own BDB using the filesystem and his own invented conventions. That's fine, but there comes a point where ad hoc abstractions become harder to understand than the bigger but more familiar off-the-shelf ones. So you also have to factor in how well your abstractions scale as your application matures and requirements grow. That's a hard thing to do for mere mortals (i.e. not Linus), so an off-the-shelf solution is often the safer bet from the maintainability standpoint.

There's always a flip side. Except Ruby. Just say no.
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I am super productive programming on planes.
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Yeah it would me gre - wait - what? No computer? My mind cannot even approach comprehending the implications of your hypothetical.
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My sympathies are with the kids the government is rounding up. http://bit.ly/nTxwGk

Sure, I have concerns about not prosecuting blatant crimes, but my concerns focus on the failure to prosecute for the illegal domestic spying, illegal war crimes, and financial fraud - not some kids who take mostly symbolic actions against the establishment.

Given the draconian anti-hacking laws on the books, and the establishment's harshness on those who embarrass it, I anticipate a disproportionately harsh punishment for these kids.
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Clarity... verbosity... something like that.
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