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Christian McHugh
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Buddy Russ gave a citizen's report to the Denton city council last night regarding the use of red light cameras. In summary, they don't make roads safer, they just make money and more accidents.

Hopefully this is the beginning of the conversation about what sort of community we want for Denton.
I filed a citizens report last night and stood before the Mayor and Council Members to put them on notice that their money-making scam needed to stop. As a result, several members requested a copy,...
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+Scott Powers You may have competition in the auto-generated realistic gibberish realm.
 
Pitch-perfect autogenerated satire.

http://git-man-page-generator.lokaltog.net
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Must get Craigslist CSS going on generator asap
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Stumbled across this game project: similar to minecraft, but much much bigger. Looks rather ambitious and very cool. Hope to see it funded. 
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+Scott Powers this mentions resolving it service deadlocks. Could be related to our stuck service issue?
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I use juicessh pretty often. It has replaced connectbot on my phone. For an anniversary, they are now offering a free upgrade to the pro version. Let's see what it has to offer. 
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+Jimi Mills  Sounds like a neat competition. Good luck on the next round!
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This is my new favorite broken I-should-be-mad-at-the-stupidity-but-I'm-just-confused-followed-by-amused
Not only is it a bag punched with lots of holes, with a label informing you of the dangers of suffocation... which the holes now avoid.  But it also has a label instructing you to throw it away, when it was included to hold all of the little bits.
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What little bits? I assume not too little cause the holes would make that futile ...
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Pretty serious privacy implications here. Microsoft admits to looking through a hotmail user's email to find correspondence with their source for windows leaks.
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<sarcasm>Gee, I'm so glad that we're moving all our mail to Office 365.</sarcasm>
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I really like the synopsis of the core of the agile concepts:
* Find out where you are
* Take a small step towards your goal
* Adjust your understanding based on what you learned
* Repeat

Stop worrying about processes and tools. Just take action, a little bit at a time.
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Can't argue with his opinion of xml
 
I'm combining elements from two very different projects I started..

In +Subsurface, I originally used XML as the save file format, because while it is probably the worst format ever designed, it's what other projects used, and subsurface wasn't originally really capable enough to stand on its own.

Now, I did the best that I could with XML, and I suspect the subsurface XML is about as pretty and human-readable as you can make that crap, but it really doesn't scale as a file format, and it's generally a complete disaster. 

So me and +Dirk Hohndel (who maintains subsurface, I long since gave up that role) have been idly talking about better save formats for months now. But binary formats are evil and generally not extensible, and besides, you want replication and network transparency, plus the ability to combine dives from many different sources. Binary blobs are just horrible for all of these things.

So I've wanted to use the +Git object database format, because it's actually very well designed if I say so myself. Not only does efficient deduplication and compression, it has the advantage that it still does a really good job at line-based textual representations, while allowing a very natural representation of multiple different events as separate files, with git itself tying it all together.

And you get backups and history for free, plus a lot of tools to look at it all, seeing readable diffs for format changes or just new dives etc. In fact, both I and Dirk ended up already using git to track our XML files, because of these issues, but it wasn't very nicely integrated.

So I've been thinking about this for basically months, but the way I work, I actually want to have a good mental picture of what I'm doing before I start prototyping. And while I had a high-level notion of what I wanted, I didn't have enough of a idea of the details to really start coding.

Until a couple of days ago, when everything came together.

So now I'm happily hacking on a new save format using "libgit2", and apart from the git_treebuilder interface being horrible I think I'm making good progress. 
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