Facebook is enough to have experienced without going totally mad. It feels like being in a huge mansion, with a thousand rooms and inside every room are books and paintings and artists and extraordinary people and knowledge and conversations and love and humanity and interesting work and children playing, the theare of life, but in a recurring nightmare you are forced, in a kind of Satrian hell, to open each of the thousand doors only one inch, glance in with one eye against the crack, make some weird little jargon statement, chuckle inanely and move onto the next door, until you’ve done all thousand doors. But you never ever go inside any of them. All you do is go around 1000 rooms in the next mansion and then the next and so on for the rest of your life, for ever and ever. All you are left with is the empty brag that you have been in x mansions and each of them had a thousand rooms.
tucson girl observing the news today on twitter, then finding out she knows the suspectTwitter. It's what's happening.twitter.com
"it has always been the journalistic approach: first simplify, then exaggerate" #dictum
"inconvenience is not considered a hardship"
"the need in a great society not only for publicity but for uninterrupted publicity is indisputable. yet the facts far exceed our curiosity"
"and it's strange, they are basically the same, so i don't ask names anymore"
odata4j (#odata toolkit for java) version 0.3 released. new android client example and a few bug fixes. Google Groupsgroups.google.com (cc @TechboyUK)
google shows how 'embrace and extend' is done with #java on #android, textbook. haven't seen this expressed yet in the trade press (#gonuts)
"it's ok to have an unexpressed thought"
cool - twitter streaming api coming out of betareadwriteweb.com
"all problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection
...except for the problem of too many layers of indirection"
thought provoking proposal by @jodastephen at #javaone. given jdk8 is now slated for 2012, why not overhaul the language instead? #agree
odata4j (odata toolkit for java): published stable version 0.2 (new: javadocs, json, pojo api, dallas ctp3, links)odata4j - An OData framework for Javaodata4j.org
although the appendix defines "rest" as: "an rpc protocol running over soap used within the windows azure environments.." #surelyyoujest