“Twitter will flame-out before the end of 2007” —RIP Twitter (2007-2007) « web1979
“As a whole, I think the state of software is abysmal. The only way to make it better is to stop writing new code.” —Ryan’s Tech Blog » Codeplex wastes six months reinventing wheels
“Recently, folks have been trying to circumvent this simplicity by making browser-based applications more interactive using technologies such as Ajax. To my mind, this is just a stop-gap until we throw the browser away altogether—Ajax is just lipstick on a pig.” —PragDave: The RADAR Architecture: RESTful Application, Dumb-Ass Recipient
“The budget for the show is just $100k, which is nothing more than a rounding error in Hollywood.” —Michael Arrington
“In the first comment there is a question what exactly is written on the truck, “is it penis?” no it’s not. It’s “PIENAS” which means “milk” on Lithuanian.” —English Russia » Lithuanian Milk Truck
evolution of mistype
Sprint —> Spring —> String
“If you create client-side stubs or server-side skeletons in a strongly-typed language like Java, you throw away any option of being liberal about the XML messages. Instead, you have create a strongly-typed API that is strongly-coupled to the contract, and that passes or expects parameters of a certain kind.” —The Ancient Art of Programming » WS-Duck Typing
- Five-year-old boy walking past deli: Awww... Why do they have to kill chickens?
- Seven-year-old sister: Because the chicken is the natural enemy of man.
“As Lawrence Lessig likes to point out, you can’t provide incentive to a dead creator to make more art by offering him a copyright.” —Salon.com Books | Writing in the free world
“Faith is what no one in their right mind would believe.” —When Religion Becomes Evil — book review
“We should have a “programmer’s holiday” where we all pause our current work and play with Erlang for a week. Not that we should all be using Erlang for everything, but we should all be *influenced* by Erlang for everything.” —Making it stick.: Process Improvement
“The big networks, thanks to online video, will become more accountable to the advertisers, and that means the advertisers will finally figure out that the broadcast television is just one giant hallucination, and shift more of their dollars to “performance” oriented media – online video, for example.” —GigaOM » The Revenge of the networks
“The root problem here, isn’t library selection. It’s WS-* based proxy service generation pretending to not be an RMI call that requires binary compatibility. And a binary compatible wire call is still a binary compatible wire call, no matter how much XML you put on it.” —Bill de hÓra: Get Some Interop