john spurlock 2008


sql server data services teched session video OakLeaf Systems: Tech*Ed 2008 IT Pro Session DAT251: Introduction to SQL Server Data Services (Video)oakleafblog.blogspot.com (interesting info re: back-end starts @ 30:00)
ssds is "actually" consistent, not "eventually" consistent. will be interesting to see how this turns out (proving amazon & google wrong)
npr has an api! API Overview : Tech Center : NPRnpr.org take the time to (re)listen to the live programs on 2001-9-11, interesting on so many levels...
just checked in a codeplex.resourceful update with an api for the sql server data services rest api, including the new blob support
blob support transforms ssds from a competitor to simpledb, to a competitor to simpledb *and* s3
updated woxyplaylist.com - the hotlist for this week:tinyurl.com
quick way to instantly lose credibility: suggest that we are living in a "post-database" world
google xml pages?? yet another example of goog "not invented here"-itisGoogle Slides - create and edit presentations online, for free.accounts.google.com
epic cuil
is @codinghorror the thomas friedman of tech blogging?
damn you @kevinrose, and thanks!
spray paint the vegetables
great data visualization of box office returns this year:2008 US Movie Box Officexach.com
woxyplaylist.com updated for this week - the hotlist for this week:tinyurl.com
released spaceblock 0.0.2.1 - added experimental file system type based on sql server data servicesCodePlex.SpaceBlock - Homespaceblock.codeplex.com
"java = conservative choice for server-side" is still amusing to me (recalling applets, hotjava, etc)
want to restart a machine via rdp? on a macbook? fn-ctrl-alt-right arrow to bring up the "windows security" dialog
hulu.com strikes back against adblock (old news but new to me)Big TV flips ad blockers the bird • The Registertheregister.co.uk
amazon s3 implements cross-location (us<->eu) and conditional copy!AWS Developer Forums: Copy Support - Beta ...forums.aws.amazon.com
picked up two new softwareisms today: "you can't retrofit simplicity" and "polishing the nose cone"
gah - codeplex is so buggy
excellent survey on what java.next should contain:Blog | Java.next: Common Ground | Relevancethinkrelevance.com
yepWhy Developers Are Interested in REST | James Kovacscodebetter.com
woxyplaylist.com updated for the week - top 50 new artists/songs:tinyurl.com
"the app needs to have search built in. and it needs to be good." (from a reddit comment) true that nowadays
woxyplaylist.com updated for the week - top 50 songs/artists:tinyurl.com
freebase parallax - seriously one of the coolest things i've seen in a while - fantastictinyurl.com
e.g. chart of radiohead album tracks by track length (in seconds)tinyurl.com
forum post count as level-of-interest indicator for amazon web services: s3: 10657, ec2: 16768, simpledb: 1768
ec2 forum posts are ~2x s3 forum posts (s3 launched earlier), and simpledb is at least one order of magnitude behind