Archive for November, 2006

The Porn Myth

November 28, 2006

Today, real naked women are just bad porn.

the effect [of porn] is not making men into raving beasts. On the contrary: The onslaught of porn is responsible for deadening male libido in relation to real women

From The Porn Myth, an article by Naomi Wolf.

Found on Reddit.


James Bond fractals and vectors

November 26, 2006

Friday, Margie and I watched Casino Royale in Scheveningen. Very impressive. No over the top stunts or gadgets. No freak with world dominating ambitions. Just a plain and bold Bond.

It was a pleasant experience from the start. I personally liked the intro very much. Though Margie (seventies) and I (vector graphics, fractals) had quite different associations.


As a free tip, watch this UK documentary and this website after viewing Casino Royale.

Coffee Time Comics: Nerds, Dweebs and Geeks

November 25, 2006

It seems I got a little distracted from reading tech news, python podcasts and other geek brain food.

My personal favourite: Geek Pantheon (Don’t forget to click ‘next’; it totals 5 pages)

C: “Hey nerds!”

G: “If you’re going to give us a title, we prefer geeks.”

So what if you understand maths / physics / chemistry and majored in Artificial Intelligence? That doesn’t make you a nerd.

Normals just don’t get it 😉

OpenAjax Alliance

November 25, 2006

Home alone, doing some stay-up-to-date saturday evening reading, I stumbled upon the OpenAjax Alliance via an Artima article on the Google Web Toolkit.

The alliance of companies and open source projects is “dedicated to the successful adoption of open and interoperable Ajax-based Web technologies […] to accelerate customer success with Ajax”.

Their white paper is worth the read. It provides a focused, yet complete introduction to the Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) way of implementing the user experience for websites and web applications.

Events in 2007: AjaxWorld Expo

  • 2007-03-19 / 2007-03-21 New York, NY, USA
  • 2007-05-07 / 2007-05-08 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Joel and George narrowing things down

November 21, 2006

George Carlin george carlin icon narrows the ten commandments down to two, and adds one of his own.

Joel Spolsky joel spolsky icon gets creative on reducing the 13 ways to exit Windows Vista to one.

Python and Yahoo

November 20, 2006

If you’re a Python enthusiast and regular Yahoo! user like me, you might find the Yahoo! Python Developer Center interesting.

yahoo developer network

Fleck Buzz Fuzz

November 17, 2006

Ok, respect to Boris and co for creating the buzz around their new product. Although I’m sceptical about the innovative value of their browser toy, Fleck excels in marketing.

too many connections fleck

Then again, I didn’t sign up for the secretive testing fase, so my opinion is based solely on their blog story. To me, it seems they took months to build a relatively simple Firefox extension, while creating a lot off buzz around their product. Let’s hope for them that Fleck is “just what some people are looking for”, as Kirkpatrick states at his Techcrunch blog.

See also Nederlandse start-up Fleck gelanceerd in New York