Friday, February 09, 2007

Bruce Eckel says Java is dead

Bruce Eckel says Java is dead. He says Ajax is a dead-end too. Fire, meet accelerant. Accelerant, meet fire.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Embarassing, right up until the end

I love TiVo. TiVo makes watching television something not entirely unpleasant. Why just last year, when we were in our temporary housing, we had to suffer without even a single-tuner TiVo unit and it was just horrible. I hardly ever (by which I mean "never at all if I can help it") watch things "live," but almost always watch them later on when it's more convenient for me.

So, I just got around to watching "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" last night. It was an embarassing slobbery L&O blowjob for Hillary Rodham Clinton. A wonderful, saintly, compassionate, much-loved womyn pol in NYC was running for President^H^H^H^H^HMayor but was being held back by her adulterous famous criminal husband, who always seemed to get himself indicted or something whenever she was about to get elevated to the throne she so richly deserved. Bleah.

At the first commercial break, I yelled at the teevee "but I don't like Hillary!" Took my wife a minute to figure out what I was on about, but as soon as she clued in she too was amazed at how openly the L&O folk were sucking up to Marie Antoinette.

So I was a bit puzzled when they wrapped up the ep by having HRH Whatshername guilty of a crime. L&O did go out of their way to make her crime rather weak: not stopping an assassination attempt on her husband because she didn't know how to avoid implicating that she knew it was going to happen. Bah. I bet when Bill takes a 7.62mm kiss to the head that HRC will have spat on the bullet before delivering it to the shooter.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Steve Jobs on DRM

I found more people discussing Steve Jobs' writing about DRM, which I posted as an update to my original post

Lebanon is a farking mess

Michael J. Totten interviews Eli Khoury, a Lebanese mover-and-shaker, about how the Cedar Revolution is going.

Shorter Khoury: not very well.

He does single out James Baker as a Syrian shill, which point I think bears repeating until people remember that James Baker, like much of the State Department, is not on our side.

Tim Blair 'splains Murricans

Tim Blair 'splains Murrican belief systems as only he is able to do.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

What is the Web 2.0?

Professor Michael Wesch, at Kansas State University, produced this video describing what Web 2.0 is about. It's super. I even got a little misty there at the end, but I might be a pansy. (via boing boing)

Prepare to repel boarders!

Steve Jobs, the real one, not FSJ, has something to say to the EU about opening up FairPlay: how 'bout you tell your music-distributing monopolies to get their sh*t in gear.

You tell 'em, Steve. Unencumbered MP3s > DRM.

UPDATE: Brian Tiemann provides one analysis and John Gruber provides another

Monday, February 05, 2007

How to make a trebuchet out of paperclips.

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - I declare an artillery war!

A handy primer

A handy primer to the military sign language used by Special Forces units, which you'll want to keep handy for the next time you're watching "Navy Seals".

Happy Birthday, Kathy!

Today is my sweetheart's birthday. I made her a DVD wherein I sang "Happy Birthday" to her and cried a bit while telling her how much I love her.

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear Kathy
Happy birthday to you
I'll leave out the blubbering, for now.