Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Wow: Amazon's S3 (grid storage service) does BitTorrent. That is cool. And potentially huge.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


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Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Just saw this ad on a web page.

Like two jokes in one.


People get all pissy when operating system releases are delayed. Windows people seem to get particularly histrionic when this happens.

Why? Who cares?

What can you do with the next release that you can't do right now? If you aren't doing it now, fucking relax and wait a little longer. The next version of Windows or whatever is not going to complete your life or make you whole.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


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I grabbed the latest Firefox 2.0 alpha. Just in case anyone cares, the MacOS build doesn't seem to be honoring embedded image color profiles. Or perhaps it is rendering in some strange gamma. One of the two.

Monday, March 20, 2006


The City
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Fast work.


I just received this e-mail. I really can't tell if it is spam or not.

From: Betsy White
Subject: hard-line tortuous
Date: March 20, 2006 3:59:57 PM EST
To: me

Please p ut lar ge text wi th desc ri pt ion with l ong l ines.

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Interviewing Note

Interviewing Tip: Do not dedicate half a page of your eight-page software development résumé to your experience as a college computer lab assistant. No matter how much you enjoyed it.