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Preston Lee
I need a new, king-size, firm, decent but low-cost mattress in Phoenix. Store recommendations? ..a good overstock or scratch/dent warehouse?
Don't skimp if you can help it. A poor mattress will kill your back. - James Britt
Austin Godber
Screen shot 2012-03-13 at 10.07.53 AM.png - https://picasaweb.google.com/1107684...
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That is freakin' wicked. Also exactly correct. - James Britt
drawohara
scrum sounds way too much like scrotum for me to take it seriously. scrum master: i bet you are!
Don't be so testy! - James Britt
Bill de hÓra
RT @paulcarr: If I understand the tech community correctly, stealing a movie, song or book is cool but stealing code should be punishable by death.
"The tech community" said that? I don't think I've ever heard that opinion from a single person. - James Britt
Pistos
#haml 's newline-phobic design really makes for some awfully awkward constructions. Why do people like #haml ? #rhetoricalquestion
Oh, man, you should NOT question THE HAML. THE HAML is all that is good, pure, and beautiful; if you doubt THE HAML then you are unwise, unclean. - James Britt
@James ha ha - Pistos
James Britt
Talentless ho sues Old Navy over better-looking "lookalike" in ads - USATODAY.com. - http://www.usatoday.com/money...
Apparently people do not own the rights to their own face. - James Britt from Bookmarklet
Phillip Bailey
Arduino Cookbook (Oreilly Cookbooks) - library.nu - http://library.nu/docs...
Arduino Cookbook (Oreilly Cookbooks) - library.nu
Create your own toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, robots, and many other projects with the Arduino device. This simple microcontroller board lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this cookbook you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. The recipes in this book provide solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino users have, including everything from programming fundamentals to working with sensors, motors, lights, and sound, or communicating over wired and wireless networks. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away. Get to know the Arduino development environment Understand the core elements of the Arduino programming language Use common output devices for light, motion, and sound Interact with almost any device that has a remote control Learn... more... - Phillip Bailey from Bookmarklet
It's a pretty good book, but there's NOTHING about Bluetooth. Very disappointing. - James Britt
Pistos
#Coders: Please refrain from newline golfing. #code #coding #programming
Can you give an example? - Toby Thain
class Bar; def foo; puts("Too slick"); end; end - James Britt
Another example: if (@v=foo(bar, baz)) && (w=bin(blah, 2)) && w.map { |a,b| [ h[a], b, b*2 ] }.flatten.any? { |z| z > 10 }; ...; end - Pistos
James Britt
“We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway,” said USPS spokesman Roy Betts. Because accuracy and authenticity are over-rated. And, really, does anyone really care about the difference between Las Vegas and Ellis Island? - http://newsfeed.time.com/2011...
Apparently it was not meant to be a factual photograph. - James Britt from Bookmarklet
James Britt
Bee's Knees--See "Cat's Pajamas" - http://www.boingboing.net/2011...
"Bee's Knees--See "Cat's Pajamas"" - James Britt from Bookmarklet
James Britt
"Time for today's civics quiz. Who can tell me what the U.S. Constitution's 10th Amendment says? " - http://www.miamiherald.com/2011...
"Time for today's civics quiz. Who can tell me what the U.S. Constitution's 10th Amendment says? "
Interesting, too, that I see phrases like "religious nut job" applied to Jones, but not to the mob of killers. - James Britt from Bookmarklet
James Britt
Is Yahoo Shutting Down Del.icio.us? [Update: Yes] - http://techcrunch.com/2010...
Is Yahoo Shutting Down Del.icio.us? [Update: Yes]
And they spent all that time screwing up the UI. - James Britt from Bookmarklet
If you're thinking of joining Pinboard, hurry up! The one-time price is based on number of users. I expect it to shoot up. - James Britt
Pistos
Diaspora is currently in restricted alpha. I have a few invites. Who wants one? #diaspora #facebook
I'm interested. - James Britt
I will be happy have one — kossnocorp@gmail.com. - Sasha Koss
Sent; and sent. - Pistos
Thank you! - Sasha Koss
Austin Godber
RT @rr: You’re kidding me. In the 2000 film “Python,” a snake terrorizes the town of “Ruby.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Clearly fantasy. - James Britt
Austin Godber
Anyone else having problems with @theplanet? They have a status site?
My sites seem OK - James Britt
Austin Godber
Seriously @robportman? Robocalls on a Sunday? I can only HOPE that the calls stop after the election. This year has been really stupid.
I agree. I get repeated calls form the same people within an hour. Every one is on the Never Vote For list. - James Britt
Pistos
KDE 4 has been largely a disappointment. I concede that it has more eye candy, bells and whistles, but it is inferior in terms of stability, and features of KDE 3 have been just plain omitted. I admit it probably would have been annoying to develop for both for much longer, though. Oh well, here's to hoping they hurry up and at least add back many...
Did it get better? I am wondering about ditching GNOME (e.g. because it's associated with de Icaza) - Toby Thain
Not yet. Now that you mention it, it may be enough incentive to give Gnome a spin, just for the sake of making a fuller comparison again after years have passed since my initial choice. - Pistos
Have you tried the Trinity version of KDE3? - James Britt
Austin Godber
#gmail users: Try using gmail with just your keyboard for a day. Press ? when stuck. Uh, enable keyboard shortcuts if you haven't already.
Can I search with '/' ? - James Britt
Yep. - Austin Godber from email
Oooooh ... - James Britt
Renji Thomas
Best music software of all times. Still using in my Win 7 - Heni Hazbay
@Heni Totally agree. Have been using Winamp for years. - Renji Thomas
QR code failure. A link directly to the apk would be better. - James Britt
Oldukça hoş olmuş. - Mustafa
Many many likes :D - Smeerch
My primary audio player on my phone is Audiogalaxy - LANjackal
Austin Godber
Cappuccino Web Framework - Build Desktop Class Applications in Objective-J and JavaScript - http://cappuccino.org/
Cappuccino is an open source framework that makes it easy to build desktop-caliber applications that run in a web browser. - Austin Godber
Have you used it for anything yet? - James Britt
Nah, not yet. I just started looking at those Javascript RIA frameworks paired with sinatra or flask(python). I don't think I would use Cappuccino since it uses Objective-J. I don't have time for another new language at the moment. - Austin Godber from email
Austin Godber
Jasmine: BDD for Javascript | Jasmine - http://pivotal.github.com/jasmine...
Jasmine is a behavior-driven development framework for testing your JavaScript code. It does not depend on any other JavaScript frameworks. It does not require a DOM. And it has a clean, obvious syntax so that you can easily write tests. - Austin Godber
Very cool! - James Britt
Austin Godber
The Elegant Ruby Web Framework - Padrino Ruby Web Framework - http://www.padrinorb.com/
The Elegant Ruby Web Framework - Austin Godber
Funny, I was describing Ramaze that way a year or more ago. Still prefer it; more elegant. - James Britt
What I /forgot/ to tweet today, was that Thin Lizzy is the best band ever. Austin - Austin Godber from email
Are they still around? Props if they are. - James Britt
Oh, no, I doubt it. I am just behind the times. How you been James? Whatcha been up to? Austin - Austin Godber from email
Busy doing consulting work while trying to learn Haskell, Processing, and Arduino hacking. Oh, and making popup books. :) How's with you? - James Britt
James Britt
"What no one seems to get through their thick skulls, even after untold millions of dollars have been wasted on the concept: PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO READ BOOKS ON A SCREEN. Why is that so hard for someone as obviously smart as Jeff Bezos to accept?" - http://abriefmessage.com/2007...
Much as I love Chip Kidd ... - James Britt from Bookmarklet
Nick Sieger
Sad state of affairs @headius: Unbelievable. JavaOne has scheduled our JRuby talk opposite the Script Bowl, in which JRuby was not included.
WTF. Maybe someone complained about JRuby winning - James Britt
Toby Thain
Never comment your code. Comments just waste space on disk and slow down compiling. #code #programming
Hmm... how about header comments, the kind that doc parsers pick up and generate HTML documentation with? - Pistos
Also, use variables of one character or fewer; anything longer wastes disks space and makes the compiler have to go find a dictionary. The ideal program has zero lines of code; anything beyond that almost certainly has bugs. - James Britt
Pistos: Are you kidding? Those are the worst kind! - Toby Thain
Austin Godber
Donald Fagan's "H Gang" Lyric - "Get off the stage son | Unless you're ready for a Kickfight" I seriously had to check that this wasn't SNL.
Haven't you seen any of the "Donald Fagan's Extreme Kickfight" video series? - James Britt
James Britt
Arrived at tti for @rubyaz. Big-ass scorpian on the walkway outside main entrance
Sadly, it turns out the critter was long dead. :( - James Britt
Daniel Ferguson
What's the word that describes the gap between what people say and what they do?
Hypocrisy? - Pistos
Reality - James Britt
Austin Godber
I swear that OS X spaces focus and raise policies are intended to punish users for not just using a single window.
Spaces is so ill-conceived it is best avoided. It's like virtual desktops, but it's really not; it's like having views into one single desktop, except when it isn't. - James Britt
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