Final prep for trip east. Limo coming at 3:35AM to get us to our 6AM SFO-BOS flight. (Verifying UA Visa+auto ins. will cover rental CDW.) # Old style trip prep: copying MP3 playlists from iTunes to my iPhone. New style trip prep: ripping DVDs to my iPad with HandBrake. # RT @sarahholtf1: What's that the…Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-08-29
Today’s my last day at Huawei. I’m going to take a couple of weeks off (first in Massachusetts, visiting family and friends, and then in Napa Valley, unwinding), and then on September 13 I’ll be starting at Yahoo! I’ll be working in Shelton Shugar’s Cloud Computing group. I’m leaving one amazing company to join another.…Read More From Huawei to Yahoo!
I forgot to mention that yesterday’s piece on truth came about because one of the temporary bloggers at Andrew Sullivan’s Dish, Zoe Pollock, saw fit to link to the original piece by Bill Vallicella. Apparently I wasn’t the only person who took exception to Vallicella’s nonsense: in today’s Dish, Pollock quotes from three critics of…Read More Another easy demolition: "homicide bombers"
Bill Vallicella describes himself as a “Maverick Philosopher” and a “recovering academician”. Perhaps if he sought to recover the rigor and discipline of academic philosophy we would be spared nonsense like his latest piece on Christopher Hitchens and death. Here’s his conclusion: What would Hitch lose by believing? Of course, he can’t bring himself to…Read More The value of truth
Re the Blago case: why does US still require unanimous juries? 10-2 majority is a sensible way of dealing with idiots and tampering… # RT @russnelson: There is no such thing as a free market. < Major deja vu moment. Haven't we been over this N times already? # Just played "Go do" (free Starbucks/iTunes…Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-08-22
I rushed out last night’s posting about the “50+” artists in my iTunes library without mentioning a few points that I’d noticed. First – and rather obviously – the artists with the largest numbers have been very prolific, which takes time: I’ve been listening to most of them for many years. I was surprised to…Read More A coda to yesterday's piece on "50+" artists
The other day, somebody asked me what kind of music I liked. At first, I thought that this was a silly question, but then I realized that I had some relevant data: the most frequently occurring artists in my iTunes library. And so I decided to generate a list of every artist for whom I…Read More Who's in your music library?
Just bought my first new Mac in a couple of years: iMac (21.5" w/i3) from the Apple Store. Unfortunately it was DOA. Yeah, it happens but… # RT @russnelson: I just ordered http://www.getlamp.com, a documentary about adventures in text<That looks awesome: I just ordered a copy too. # First tweet from my new iMac. 😉…Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-08-15
I believe the true future of cloud computing for developers is to not think about servers at all. It is now time to focus on the Application and new levels of abstraction that allow folks to use the computing resources in easier and easier ways. Ezra Zygmuntowicz, as part of his blog post on leaving…Read More Quote of the day
One of my favourite writers is dying of cancer. Another, who has suffered horribly from his own cancer, writes about him. Extraordinarily insightful, deeply moving.Read More Roger Ebert on Christopher Hitchens