Spotify and a tip-top The Smiths mix
I’m up late finishing up some computer science homework and drinking a perfect amount of coffee, and came up with something perfect. Who’s going to top this The Smiths mix (limited to 10 songs)? Its unbeatable, but in no particular order: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want These Things Take Time (Hateful Of Hallow Version) This Charming Man (definitely not the Hateful...
Wait, wait, wait, wait wait. You’re saying THIS one is actually Cuba?!– Over heard in my university’s library, which is a place you have to apply to and which (theoretically) people have been rejected from
The Fall: Ersatz GB - Taking Off (Track 2)
I have no idea what this song is about but it has the line (I think) “you never told me Simon, what the 40 carrots were for?” and it has the best guitar line in a The Fall song since, geeze, I don’t know, “Janet, Johnny and James”. And it has grade-A MES ranting on it. The last few albums were fine, but with maybe the sole exception of the climax of “Bury...
Minibosses at Reggie's this Saturday
The Minibosses do live band versions of NES songs and they do them well. I’m going and it’s going to be a blast. Anyone wanna come with?
Last Night's PHP Meetup
Last night I went to the Chicago PHP Meet-Up to see PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf speak. At one point, he asked “who thinks the GOTO operator we added in PHP5.3 was a bad idea.” I raised my hand (I’ve only done 3 months of assembly programming in my life, and thats already enough to see another jmp / goto statement again). So Rasmus called me an idiot. I think somebody likes me!
Release: AIS_IMAP 1.0
I just committed the first public release of a great PHP library. The library provides a set of object-oriented wrappers around the PHP IMAP extension. This makes reading from mailboxes in PHP applications pleasant and easy, instead of ‘oh my god, how could anyone have ever developed the IMAP spec like this…”. No joke, its extremely non-easy and non-obvious to correctly build the...
MetaFilter: What Are America's Quirks? →
I love this kind of inward-looking-stuff. Example: Dutch guy who’s been to SF and NY. And knows US americans through mefi: 1. cities where streets follow a grid. And almost all streets allow cars. As a European I’m accustomed to look for the city center; a place where there are no cars, where streets are meandering, where there are terraces to sit outside and have a coffee. A place...
booyahsoup: It’s the best goldeneye level This is trash. Facility, automatics, 4 player