That’s why she has been losing battle after battle by double digits in every...– The Audacity of Hopelessness - New York Times
SQL is the assembly language of the modern world– Chad Myers’ Blog
List of proposed legislation of Obama and Clinton. →
Someone has done your homework for you: a list of the bills that Clinton and Obama have sponsored in their years in the senate.
Stuff White People Like →
There is no excuse to not know this stuff!
I was just worrying about how to solve the problem of campus networks not having...– A slashdot commenter, on the AJAX Version of Mathematica that’s coming
Why Prices End in 99s: Humans Are Mathematically... →
My trick? I *always* round up.
the man who related more to his machine than my body is using his body to heal...– Body content and soul | ::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon
Or maybe what attracts employers to college grads is the scent of desperation...– AlterNet: Higher Education Conformity
This is the primary obstacle we face in cultivating cross-cultural empathy: the...– freedom of communication will stop wars
software design is not just subjective – it is chaotic. Designs change abruptly...– Informality sans Mysticism
A tinyurl implementation in python
tinyurl.py This is an implementation of the tinyurl-like sites in Python. The requirements are a web server (Apache). This provides back-end functionality. It will need a web page that takes your long url as an input so our program will spit back the shortened url. The urls are stored in a dictionary and a .htacccess file. Here’s how they are used when the user requests a short url: If it...
Why has Washington been so aggressive in taking this issue to the WTO? No...– Deidre Griswold, Chiquita aims to wipe out banana farmers
The fundamental foreign policy change
I’m very glad that the democratic nominees are talking about foreign policy change. But that is not enough. The foreign policy also has to be at the economic level: the US needs to stop pushing “free trade” in other countries. From my perspective, here’s how free trade works: Company in the US has a surplus of a product and it doesn’t know where else to sell it. ...
Ph.D.s Ditch the Lab →
Why I like to inject →
Ruby’s inject is a beautiful operator
The Typography of Code →
Beautiful fonts on emacs
Why Sun bought MySQL →
Another symptom of having just 2 political parties: the Clintons and the Bushes have been in the White House for the past 30 years in one form or another. Passing political powers down families, this is something only underdeveloped countries do, right?
With git, we’ve invented a new world where revision history, checksums,...– Advogato: Blog for apenwarr