So it’s finally live! I’m talking about the Google Summer of Code, a program whereby Google spends $$’s via open source foundations (such as our own Python Software Foundation) to students in exchange for code. I’m happy to see this… Continue Reading
I was finding categories to be more of a bother than they were worth, so I’ve stopped organizing things according to them and will use Technorati tags instead. Let me know if you miss them and why.
Fight Originally uploaded by David Ascher. A weird sight near Kits pool today — some folks dressed up in full gear were staging some serious fights. Movie included!.
Flank steak on the grill with sweet corn on the cob, followed by ice cream from the local ice cream store for dessert. The tomatoes are MIA, and we’ll agree to ignore the cold that just kicked into high gear… Continue Reading
Crepe Originally uploaded by David Ascher. Continuing on a food theme, today’s breakfast is yet another instance of my quest for the perfect “french crepe with american flour” recipe. Today’s recipe, taken out of last week’s NYT magazine, is pretty… Continue Reading
A treat I’ve recently uncovered at the corner store (Nadi’s, who, IIRC, hails from Lebanon) are maamoul, little cakes filled with dates. The store has stocked different brands, all from Saudi Arabia, with the latest definitely being the best: it… Continue Reading
Blog spam in moderation queue Originally uploaded by David Ascher. My blog spam problem has decreased since adding a captcha (i.e. “type this fuzzy text”). These two, however, showed up, which probably means they were entered by hand. The first… Continue Reading
Install feeddemon 1.5 trial (still trying to figure out an alternative to bloglines) Enable the bloglines synchronization feature Decide the keyboard navigation still feels awkward, and still don’t like having to read blogs in the websites (not as fast as… Continue Reading
I’m at level 5 of the Python Challenge. 12 more to go, phew.
Interesting to see what happens when two “well-liked” communities clash. Background: Google released a web accelerator, which follows the HTTP specs (AFAICT), but wreaks havoc with a category of Web 2.0-style apps which, for convenience, ignored the part of the… Continue Reading