So a star on twitter is a flag…

So a star on twitter is a flag for @kippt sync? That’s just what I wanted!

Your time may better spent get…

Your time may better spent getting in there and trying things rather than reading about what other people think. http://t.co/Wy0nhsx8

Assuming the physical world is…

Assuming the physical world is normal [leads] to a massive under-estimation of natural catastrophe risk. http://t.co/QYFgkeUq (PDF)

Eventual consistency too compl…

Eventual consistency too complex and painful – http://t.co/363MYDEZ

Low-cost scalable ACID compliant transactions

Yale researchers have published a paper and blog entry about a system they have developed that they claim can match Oracle and DB2 at TPC-C performance on commodity hardware and open-source software.

It is pompous to think that, w…

It is pompous to think that, with science, we can know all the answers.
http://t.co/KI0FqqgP

We can’t get enough of one a…

We can’t get enough of one another if we can use technology to keep one another at distances we can control http://t.co/laoON27I

Heck yeah! What she said. I NE…

Heck yeah! What she said. I NEVER want a boob job to be compulsory for my daughter. http://t.co/EFEZgheT

Link: A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100

http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2011/06/08/a-brief-history-of-the-corporation-1600-to-2100/

Finally got around to finishing this rather long but very intriguing article on the history of the corporation. The points near the end on time are excellent. Must remember this.

Python Logging Best Practices

Python has wonderful logging package. It is possibly one of the most useful yet widely misused and misunderstood packages in the Python standard library. I learned to use the logging package by reading the documentation and writing applications that use logging. Along the way I have encountered some libraries and frameworks that, shall we say, use the logging package in ways that are less than helpful to a developer who may wish to incorporate those libraries into his own program. This is a shame. However, I’m happy to report that all of the inconvenience can be avoided and corrected with a few tips on how to use the various pieces of the logging package in ways that will benefit rather than frustrate those who use code that you write. Read the rest of this entry »