Simon Willison’s Weblog


Sunday, 4th February 2007

As ICD head analyst Walter Dickweed put it: "Releasing a new kernel on Superbowl Sunday means that the important ’pasty white nerd’ constituency finally has something to do while the rest of the country sits comatose in front of their 65" plasma screens".

Linus Torvalds # 10:33 pm

Linus Torvalds: Super Kernel Sunday! Linux kernel version 2.6.20 is out, and includes virtualization thanks to KVM. # 10:32 pm

If you found a hole in software that millions of people use, and is very high profile, you can sell that to the highest bidder for perhaps one or two million dollars.

Jacques Erasmus # 7:06 pm

IronPython URLs. Mark Rees’ and Seo Sanghyeon’s collection of interesting URLs posted to the IronPython mailing list. # 5:25 pm

Adam Vandenberg on disambiguated URLs. He was fighting for cache-friendly URLs at Encarta Online way back in 1998. # 5:18 pm

Identifrac (via) Beautiful twist on identicons: use the IP address / other input data as the seed for a fractal. # 3 pm

www. is deprecated. I wouldn’t go as far to say avoid www—just as long as you pick one and redirect the other. # 2 pm

Why you should be using disambiguated URLs

Good URLs are important. The best URLs are readable, reliable and hackable.

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skipdb (via) Small, fast BerkeleyDB style database using skip lists, by the creator of the Io programming language. # 1:09 pm