Aquamacs – I am home

If you like Emacs, and are looking for version that plays well in OS-X land, it looks like Aquamacs is what you want. As an aside, following the instructions here, to download and install MIT Scheme, will get you ready to self study Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. Eli Bendersky blogged his effort to […]

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Beyond the Browser

Arpit Mathur, our Flash wiz at CIM, has posted a nifty summary of different approaches being taken to extend the browser’s capabilities to the desktop. To the list, let me add a few more desktop development platforms, that are network leveraging: Eclipse RCP JavaFX wxWidgets with Python Firefox, irregardless of Prism, is already a capable […]

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Top 3 resources for migrating to the latest Movable Type templates

I’m going to be migrating to the latest and greatest Movable Type templates soon and wanted to collect the best resources I could find. Here are three: How to upgrade to Movable Type 4 full templates (MT4) – Robert Green’s DIY Upgrading Your MT3 Templates to Movable Type 4.0 | Movable Type Docs Movable Tweak: […]

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Women speakers at conferences, expanding the conversation, some personal experience

Livia Labate, Principal of Information Architecture for Comcast Interactive Media, my team at Comcast, is asking some hard questions around why there are not more women speakers at conferences. She raises the issue here and follows up here. Livia, meet Jeneane Sessum, writer, consultant, marketing pro, all round social media expert. In her latest post […]

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Getting shot 4 of 4 today

I’m off to get my last epidural today. The last two had decreasing amounts of effectiveness, so my hopes aren’t all that great. I’ll need to weigh options after this. What next? Some Ask Metafilter threads: I have a pain in the butt. Help me fix it. Grade 4 Spondylolisthesis: your experiences, please. Help with […]

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Garret Vreeland: “The Internet is personal, pervasive, and permanent.”

Emily Gould, formerly of Gawker wrote of her experience sharing her life online in the NYTimes. It’s a weekend must read. The piece has drawn interesting reaction from here and there, but the response that stood out the most to me was Garret’s: NY Times, you got snookered. You need editors who’ve had a history […]

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lang:groovy – extend your Spring app with scripting

The Spring Framework offers many ways to ease application development and maintenance, but one that gets my interest really going is its dynamic language support. codehaus: Dynamic language beans in Spring codehaus: Groovy and JMX raible designs: Using Dynamic Languages with Spring with Rod Johnson and Guillaume LaForge organic thoughts: Spring Meets Groovy!

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“the 110 AC outlet”

There’s a good piece in the NYTimes on cloud computing for the uninitiated: Cloud Computing: So You Don’t Have to Stand Still Traditional companies are also beginning to adapt their computing infrastructure to the cloud. Reuven Cohen is founder and chief technologist at Enomaly, a software firm in Etobicoke, Ontario, that helps companies do just […]

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