(06:08:53 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: What’s your greatest fear? (06:09:24 PM) bradass87: dying without ever truly living via Manning-Lamo Chat Logs Revealed | Threat Level | Wired.com. Everyone should read (apparently) this full chat log. In it Manning, a 22 year old depressed man, questioning his gender reached out to Lamo for someone to talk to. While […]
In the future, Gizmodo will have their own war correspondents Oh wait. We’re already in the future.
The Current State of OAuth 2 View more presentations from Aaron Parecki A pretty good summary of the current state (as of June 2011) of OAuth 2. I wish I’d been able to see the talk or find a video online.
After many years of proposals, counter-proposals, coups and general disappointment the Australian Government has announced its scheme to allow the economic impact of carbon pollution to be managed by the free market. I’m really really proud that as a country we’ve reached the point where there’s a plan in place. It’s taken longer than it should have. […]
This is probably old news to most folks, but I only found out about this recently, more than twelve years into being a Python programmer. The pdb (Python Debugger) module has a few useful functions. For years I’ve been using pdb.pm(), the postmortem debugger. It can be run from the Python shell to invoke a […]
Today I again came across code that I was able to make simpler, clearer and safer using collections.defaultdict. I keep coming across experienced Python programmers that don’t know about it. Perhaps it’s time to spread the good word. The defaultdict type is a dict subclass that takes a factory function to supply default values for […]
Launch your application, oh look, an update! Clicking “Update” takes you to the Mac App Store web site. Click “View in Mac App Store” since apparently I’m not doing that yet, but wait! Tell my browser that it’s okay to do what I just told it to do. We’re launched into the Mac App Store […]
For those of us on cable or DSL who are slightly too cheap to pay for a static IP, dynamic DNS services are really useful. My DD-WRT based router knows how to talk to dynamic DNS providers, so setting it up is really easy. I’ve tried both DynDNS and No-IP, and while they work quite […]
The LA Times wrote an article that was later picked up by a bunch of blogs about an Ikea factory in Virginia that pays workers minimum wage, gives them minimal vacation and tries to prevent them unionizing. Laborers in Swedwood plants in Sweden produce bookcases and tables similar to those manufactured in Danville. The big […]
In SFist I read that Scott Weiner, my district supervisor wants to give our San Francisco homeless brethren food stamps instead of cash when they bring bottles and cans in for recycling. I think he’s thinking about it all wrong. What we should do is deputize all of our homeless so that they can issue […]