Archive for the 'Via' Category

Non-Code-Geeks, Please look away 2

I need to finish this later, but the first 15 minutes is pretty informative. Here at the old IMFO Ranch we’re in discussions on frameworks, so it was a nice surprise to be able to get a small list of whats available in a humorous package.

Running time is 1 hour. If you do internet websites or websites on the internet, you’ll enjoy it. If you do web internets on site, you probably won’t.

Why I Hate Django. DjangoCon 2008 Keynote: Cal Henderson

via reddit

The LHC gets Bizzy 2

Nerdcore to the next level: A rap explaining the Large Hadron Collider

via Wired, via reddit

How the ‘Net Works 0

Strangely relevant to a conversation I was having over lunch with the Lovely One. I bring you, via Ars Technica, the following informational article:

How the ‘Net works: an introduction to peering and transit By Rudolph van der Berg

I heavily suggest your perusal.

And they have a plan… 0

Frak politics as usual! Eyepatches/Hallucinogenics ’08!

Thanks, Heidi.

And as a bonus, McCain asking Sarah/Sandra Palin to be his running mate.

Techno Chicken [and Pelosi?] 0

The ‘original’

I guess this is from an Australian Domino’s commercial.

Bonus vid from Wreck and Salvage:

Nancy Pelosi Techno Chicken from wreckandsalvage on Vimeo.

Found the former by way of the latter. Oh, and check out the W&S redesign. Fancy pants, those fellas.

Functionally Voluntary Music 0

Going to let the ‘money quote’ intro the article.

The real answer to online piracy problems will be a market answer; if content creators want to succeed online, they need to focus even more on “seducing” consumers than on pistol-whipping them.

Article: Functionally voluntary” music may lead to blanket licenses [Ars Technica]

The Name Game 0

People can be stupid. Really stupid [BBC]:

Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed.

So Crumbum Habberdasher Sir Monkeyface is still available?

Dr. Horrible 0

The latest from Mr. Whedon (Buffy, Firefly), Dr. Horrible :

Teaser from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

I much look forward to it.

via Wired

From Kevin 0

New York makes people like strange things.

Friends in the Flood 0

Restaurateur awaits refinancing, expects downtown to be revitalized

Last week, a stain 5feet high on the wall of Blend, a restaurant in downtown Cedar Rapids, marked the height of recent floodwaters.

Mud was everywhere, and tables and chairs were “every which way,” said Mark Young, one of three owners.

Today, the place is gutted — clean and decontaminated. “Just about everything came out,” Young said. “A whole lot of work got done in a few days.”

The credit goes to co-owners Andy Deutmeyer and Vic Kuper, the restaurant’s chefs, and their friends and family, said Young, a physician.

Now, the restaurateurs are awaiting refinancing before they hire contractors.
Young hopes a Small Business Administration loan will help the owners get the operation going again.

“If the financing came through relatively quickly, we could be open in two to three months,” Young said. “But that’s a big if.”

The owners never considered closing permanently, Young said. “We were all of one mind about what we would do,” he said.

He believes a revitalized downtown will emerge from the flood devastation. “We have a great opportunity,” Young said. “With the right amount of money and effort, we can build a better downtown.”

Blend’s section begins at :45 and ends at 1:50.

Went to HS with Mr. Kuper. Expect another post advertising their reopening.

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