Monthly Archives: June 2010

I saved six cents

Thanks, Bonktown.

Indexed explains the music industry

how to delete .svn directories

find . -name .svn -type d -print0 | xargs -0 /bin/rm -fr

Finding Forrester (he’s not at JCCSF)

One of my favourite scenes from Finding Forrester is when Jamal corrects Professor Crawford: Prof. Robert Crawford: [to Jamal] Perhaps your skills do reach farther than basketball. Jamal: “Further” Prof. Robert Crawford: What? Claire Spence: [whispered to Jamal] Don’t… Jamal: … Continue reading

Spammer fail

Dogs don’t buy dog food

A customer is someone who buys software. A user is someone who uses software. When it comes to enterprise software, these stop being the same person. This is why enterprise software is so bad.

Data. It’s not sexy. It works.

Engineers Without Borders is running a terrific ad in Engineering Dimensions. I can’t make this any better.

Pac-Man ate my RAID

[>………………..]  recovery =  2.5% (3836544/152247936) finish=35.1min speed=70370K/sec [>………………..]  recovery =  3.0% (4642752/152247936) finish=37.5min speed=65481K/sec [===>……………..]  recovery = 15.2% (23276800/152247936) finish=32.2min speed=66725K/sec [===>……………..] recovery = 18.4% (28154624/152247936) finish=28.9min speed=71392K/sec [====>…………….] recovery = 21.5% (32802560/152247936) finish=28.6min speed=69451K/sec [=====>……………] recovery = 28.3% (43166336/152247936) … Continue reading

Excel is not a database

The New Organizing Institute Education Fund, in conjunction with the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation released the 2nd Annual Survey of Civic Engagement Technology. The report is full of interesting information on how nonprofits (mis)(ab)use technology to manage their organizations. … Continue reading

Inspired by Cory Booker

The closing plenary of the Personal Democracy Forum — an hour long — was a great discussion between Cory Booker, Arianna Huffington, RNC tech chair Saul Anuzis, PDF founder Andrew Rasiej, NYT Times tech writer Nick Bilton and Tim O’Reilly. … Continue reading