July 2010

I just had occasion to search for a bunch of former colleagues on Facebook and LinkedIn. It was strange to see how many of them still show “Sun Microsystems” as their employer. It’s not that they are inactive on either site; they have been adding to their networks, and posting news and comments. Odd…..

Read More I wonder when all those ex-Sun people will get around to changing their LinkedIn and Facebook affiliations

Check out @cloudbzz on "The Red Ocean of Cloud Infrastructure Stacks" http://bit.ly/dfmYZE # RT @trueslant My Dinner (and Drinks) with Christopher (Hitchens that is) – Michael Shermer – http://bit.ly/9jEhKh <audiobook sounds cool # Kate seems to think I've put too much garlic on the mushrooms I'm sautéing. I don't understand the phrase "too much garlic"……

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-07-18

When I first got my iPhone 4, I tried tethering via BlueTooth, but was unable to get the BT pairing to go through, so I forgot all about it. My 3G modem gives me all the coverage I want, and with my MacBook Air I can share the connection with my (WiFi-only) iPad. Today, however,…

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Quote for the day: PZ discussing Bronowski’s wonderful TV series “The Ascent of Man”: A dead civilization is one that has stopped progressing, that ends that dynamism in the stasis of preservation and numbing reverence for the past — when a 2000 year old myth becomes the greatest knowledge worth knowing, we have abandoned the…

Read More To look forward, or to retreat into the past?