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Nice wording in the article... "Voltron-ing itself into a full-fledged PC". 
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"It's panicking in a very encouraging way." -- +William Reade
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Last night we went up to St. George's castle on the hill above lisbon, and talked about the status of the Juju Go port.
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Looks like it's going well, judging by the picture!
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I've been quiet about this for almost 5 years, and now I break the silence. Please share if you care. ♥
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Satisficing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satisficing

To satisfice means to optimize for all costs including the cost of optimization and information gathering.

In practice it is discovering a solution that is good enough, quickly enough that you can get on with your life. 

If you don't take into account the cost of information gathering you can spend hundreds of hours reading Amazon reviews, and ultimately still not buy the best Thai cookbook. 

Meanwhile if you'd bought the cookbook, you could already be eating tasty thai food. 

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The whole thing seems directly correlated to Knuth's saw about premature optimization being the root of all kinds of evil.

The act of optimization itself must be itself optimized. 
[edit] Etymology. The word originated as an alternative spelling of the transitive verb "satisfy" in the 16th Century (influenced by the Latin "satisfacére"). Use of the word in this sense had become ...
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" I am now running Ubuntu 12.10 full-time on my MacBook Pro 8,2 and have been the happiest I have been really since 10.6.8. It actually freaks me out. I would have bet against it."

http://mergy.org/2012/12/irecognition-i-am-no-longer-apples-target-market/

He attributes this all to the fall of OS X, but I think it is also a testament to the continued progress of the Ubuntu desktop. 
I get it. I am no longer a “Mac” and it has taken a while to recognize. But now, I get it. It has been a good run. I can't tell you have many times I went into companies and people scoffed at me runni...
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So does this mean your addiction to Apple hardware will pass as well? Next logical step is it not? Glad Ubuntu is working for you. I patiently wait for Fedora 18 to be released. I have been nursing Fedora 14 for 3 years due to the Gnome 3 issues. Fedora 18 includes MATE which should provide a more Gnome 2 like experience.
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Pyramid 1.4a1 has been released.  This is the first major release in the 
1.4 series.  Its primary features are: 

- Easy custom JSON serialization of objects returned from views. 
- Partial Mako and Chameleon template rendering. 
- Third-party addable view, route, and subscriber predicates. 
- Subrequest support. 
- Improved documentation. 

http://docs.pylonsproject.org/projects/pyramid/en/master/whatsnew-1.4.html 

#pyramid   #python   #web  #framework
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Help me test a release candidate for mod_wsgi 3.4. I would like to try and get it out ASAP so as to try to get it into Ubuntu 12.10 before the feature freeze cuts in. If I can't then there will not be a mod_wsgi in Ubuntu by default given that Ubuntu as I understand it is going to use Python 3 by default. The current mod_wsgi 3.3 will not work with Python 3.2 however.

Any feedback to the mod_wsgi mailing list or direct to me. If someone knows what has to happen to even get them to add it into the Ubuntu release this late also please let me know as I have no idea.

http://code.google.com/p/modwsgi/wiki/ChangesInVersion0304
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