O'Reilly Announces Make Magazine
Finally! The magazine I’ve been waiting for all my life.
Announced as OSCON in Portland, Make magazine: “filled with fun projects and hardware hacks involving technology” and “5-minute tips you can use to improve your gadgets, networks, and computers, as well as much longer projects that might take several days (or weeks) to complete.”
Mitch Ratcliffe's Scathing Commentary on the 9/11 Commission Report
I had a chance to read a little of the 9/11 Commission Report very early this morning and was struck immediately by its studied ignorance of embarrassing facts. It seems to seek ways around identifying the United States' (and, by extension, the administrations of presidents since 1980) in creating the monster that attacked us on September 11, 2001.
The Green Web
Here’s a great idea: Sascha Brawer is responsible for finding hosting for his local green party’s website and realized that he should find a solution that uses renewable energy. He’s doing this in Switzerland, but I would hope there’s options here in the States, too.
As the World Turns
There’s an interesting story over at In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up describing the convoluted progress of the Eclipse Web Tools project. It certainly dims my outlook quite a bit. So much for the excitement.
Java Threads Under Solaris
Here’s an interesting article on how java threads map onto the OS level threads under Solaris. Currently trying to diagnose and improve some performance problems on a production application server. This is some very cool stuff. I love getting this low level. Someday soon I’ve got to learn more about the VM.
Hurray for YAGNI!
Ted Neward defends the principle of YAGNI (You Aren’t Gonna Need It):
But YAGNI isn’t something to cite to users, it’s a chant you murmur to yourself as you wipe out four layers of indirection against your database, because You Ain’t Gonna Need It.