Simon Willison’s Weblog


Friday, 20th April 2007

There’s a simple rule of thumb: Every ten minutes of commuting results in ten per cent fewer social connections. Commuting is connected to social isolation, which causes unhappiness.

Robert Putnam # 5:39 pm

Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image (via) Microsoft have made free VPC images of IE 6 and IE 7 available for testing, but they expire in August. # 4:47 pm

How to Moderate a Panel. By Derek Powazek. I tried to follow this advice a couple of days ago. # 7:41 am

libketama (via) A consistent hashing algorithm for memcache clients, from the team at # 6:50 am

I’ve always said that setting up a web site for most folks is scary and intimidating—but myspace, with all your friends there, lends itself to a helping culture. Everyone shares how to do whatever with their circles of friends... they get by with a little help from their friends.

Phil Torrone # 4:37 am

disinfographics. These really are pretty remarkable. # 4:15 am

Full Java Stack In Ubuntu. JDK6, Glassfish, NetBeans and Java DB are all available in the Multiverse repository for Ubuntu 7.04. # 12:37 am

The website to web application gradient. Jeremy snapped this cunning illustration at my JavaScript Libraries panel at the Web 2.0 Expo. # 12:30 am

The New Upcoming. No more metros! Upcoming is now hooked in to Yahoo!’s WhereOnEarth data, meaning plenty of geocoded brilliance. # 12:13 am

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