My programming life is not very glamorous. Most of my time is spent in loops, usually working over arrays of objects that are loose wrappers around records stored in a database. Pretty much the bread and butter of all web…
The sun came out just long enough this weekend for me to get some good shots.
I closed my post I heart foreach with the following question: What I don’t know is how the performance savings of select * from table compares to the memory savings of select id from table + select * from table…
There are three transportation devices I covet. The first, a Vespa, I now actually own. I believe I first became Vespa-aware after discovering a vintage Vespa repair-shop-cum-art-gallery in Carrboro, NC while looking for an apartment before grad school. The second…
I should start a category called “not on my way to someplace I should be on my way to.” Once again, weather has intervened in my travel plans. Stephanie and I left the apartment blissfully unaware that severe thunderstorms and…
On Sunday I got a visit from Alice and her man Mike. I’ve known Alice since I was a sophomore at UNC. Which is actually quite a bit of time, though it doesn’t feel like it. I’d never met Mike,…
Courtesy of Duff’s
Oh Canada! So weird to be driving into a foreign country. Last Sunday (while in Buffalo, New York for my Grandfather’s 90th birthday) the whole family entered Canada via the Peace Bridge to visit Niagara Falls. Canada sign on top…
Friend and Foe by Menomena. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the music inside is pretty much totally radical. Here are some song samples: Muscle’n Flo Wet and Rusting
taken on the way to Alcatraz
Some more “outtakes” from the trip to Alcatraz.
But first, a story. The other weekend we were out drinking and somehow got to talking about Time-Out in Chapel Hill, this strange all-night country-style cafeteria eatery, one that had all manner of fried chicken, pulled pork, overcooked vegetables, mashed…
…or new use for our bench (previously seen here: The art wall grows) Three helmets on a bench
Christmas came early this year. Yesterday I made some brownies in my new Baker’s Edge brownie pan. Verdict: it’s awesome. Surprises: it’s heavy. It appears to be made out of thickly cast aluminum. It’s big. It looks almost too big…
Next weekend I’m going to Buffalo, NY for my grandfather’s 90th birthday—and I’m making eating Poutine my culinary mission. I’ve charged two of my Canadian relatives to make sure we get the good stuff during a trip to the Falls.
I might also seek out some wings if we happen by a Duff’s or the Anchor Bar. #
Hey triangleites, check out the: The Apex Learning Center, which offers classes for children and adults in small business web page development, Flash, web design, photo & image editing, Chinese, mathematics, and reading & writing. Fun. (some background info here) #
Jailhouse grub gets a bum rap had all sorts of gems:
Inmates must have a minimum of 15 minutes to eat and in some jails are permitted to chow down in front of the television—just like home.
The state also dictates that violent or problem inmates be served the dreaded “disciplinary loaf,” which is designed to be eaten without utensils.
At all jails, select inmates do the cooking along with the staff. But it only stands to reason that the jail in a city known for its culinary prowess would also turn out some pretty good chefs. Michael Buffington, who was released from custody in San Francisco in 1992 after a conviction for cocaine possession and driving under the influence, went on to work in some of the world’s most famous kitchens and later opened his own catering company.
I’ve felt this way for awhile, but when you see stuff like Dell’s 23 Confessions, you’ve got to admit that blogs, even corporate blogs, are pretty magical (why? because it makes corporations sound like people) #
Holy merde! Dell Open-Source Notebooks
Read: you can finally buy a laptop without an OS!!! including their 3lbs, widescreen (1280 x 800) Latitude D420, avoiding the $99 Windows-tax.
Wow: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg abruptly left the Republican Party yesterday (the 800 pound gorilla in the coal mine?) #
Me at work: Justin == Limbo Champ
Eek, even Tim Bray chimed in! People-Ready Elephant
Incredible photo series: Endless Assembly Lines and Giant Cafeterias; Inside China’s Vast Factories by Ed Burtynsky #
Death announced on Wikipedia before the cops show up! Web Entry About Wrestler Was Altered Before Bodies Were Found #