Thursday, February 09, 2006

Time to update your links.

In the next few days I will be discontinuing this feed and moving all my new posting to my new Rails based blog. The new RSS feed is:

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Dave in the Guardian

I was trying to figure out how I should point out my friend Dave's mention in the Guardian Initially I planned to point the link and congratulate him, but that seemed rather pointless. I considered elaborating on our parallel careers; we've worked together at 3 companies and he was the person who brought me into Iris but 90% of my readers already know that so that's not very interesting. Then I considered writing an essay comparing Lotus Notes to the works of Thomas Pynchon - difficult to handle for the average person but beautiful to those who have persisted. As much as that sounds fun I have no time so you're stuck with this ramble instead. Congrats Dave! (via Bob).

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Jumping Fish Movie

I've seen fish jump before but nothing like this. You have to see this movie to believe it.

Gay Cowboys

I was watching the old movie Tombstone last weekend and noticed something I hadn't before. Buried down among some secondary characters there are pretty explicit hints of a homosexual relationship. Jason Priestley's character Deputy Breckinridge becomes smitten with traveling actor Mr. Fabian as portrayed by Billy Zane. We get this view just from looks and smiles but it's clear this isn't simple brotherly love. The point it brought home near the end of the film when Breckenridge breaks down upon seeing the dead body of Fabien. It's not the same kissing and hugging that has people all uncomfortable about Brokeback Mountain but it's gay cowboys western characters, nonetheless.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ancient Chinese Secrets

Nice post by Andrew Johnson relating some old Chinese quotes and a fable relevant to the art of writing software.
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