Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Russell Beattie posts his last post.


Mac Geekery is running a good article on getting the MacOS X version of sar to produce more useful output.


"Quite simply, a monolithic kernel like the one used in Linux or most of the other Open Source Unix clones is inherently two to three times faster for integer calculations than the Mach microkernel presently used in OS X 10.4. That's why the world hasn't embraced xServes, for example, because for simple web or database service they are slower and serve fewer users.

Good God, people. Stop. Just stop.

Friday, April 21, 2006


Zoinks. Rumors are bouncing around concerning Mamiya's imminent departure from the photo business.

Further evidence that, if you are interested in photography, you have to be interested in making images; being tied to a specific tool or technology is dangerous.

Things change. Things fall apart.


I don't know if this is much of a World Cup Anthem.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Some freak got OpenStep running on his Intel PowerBook. I used to love that OS when it ran on the black hardware.


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I think I just went a little insane.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Brilliant: Napkin Look and Feel. A Java / Swing look and feel modeled on a back-of-the-napkin sketch. I think I might actually use this.


So JAX-WS is a standard. That reminds me. I'd like to thank the Apache Axis team for making such a nice library. Great stuff.

And I'd like to yell at the top of my lungs at the Axis team and the multitude of other Java Soap, XML-RPC, and XML processing libraries [of which there must be close to 600 million], to please start working together.

My God it is frustrating integrating this stuff.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Berlusconi? A little impluse control, man!

Monday, April 17, 2006


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Sunday, April 16, 2006


—That is God.
Hooray! Ay! Whrrwee!
—What? Mr Deasy Asked.
—A shout in the street, Stephen answered, shrugging his shoulders.