Friday, October 21, 2005

WTFs - Beyond FAQs

FAQs are great but I've yet to come accross one that groups questions by blood pressure which would be ideal.

Some times I'm reading an FAQ quite calmly getting up to speed on something. Other times I'm reading an FAQ in an agitated state. Stunned by an error message. Shocked into silence by bizarre application behaviour. Suffering 6 times normal atmospheric pressure between the ears because I'm totally at a loss to know WTF is going on.

It would be great in FAQs had a WTF section to direct the eyes of the exasperated to Q's with a high desparation index :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Make sure to use a mirror

...because there will be a lot of downloads of Open Office 2 in the days ahead.

Monday, October 17, 2005

A la carte VM's in the future of Python

Children of a lesser Python does a good job of setting out the status and value proposition of PyPy.

Time

    "Technologies like Atom and RSS, originally heralded as tools to allow diary-oriented web-pages (weblogs) and diary-oriented feeds to be mass produced, are something much grander to my mind.

    They are nothing less than the addition of a new dimension to the web.

    The dimension of time."
An atomic sense of time.