Simon Willison’s Weblog


Thursday, 26th February 2009

It is Ryanair policy not to waste time and energy corresponding with idiot bloggers and Ryanair can confirm that it won't be happening again. Lunatic bloggers can have the blog sphere all to themselves as our people are far too busy driving down the cost of air travel.


# 9:28 am / blogging, lunaticbloggers, pr, ryanair

Kestrel. Twitter’s Robey Pointer rewrote their Starling message queue in 1500 lines of Scala, adding reliable fetch (where consumers can confirm their receipt of an item) and blocking fetches, which reduce the need for consumers to poll for updates (and hence solve my only beef with the original Starling). I haven’t tried running this on a low spec VPS yet but it looks very promising.

# 10:20 am / kestrel, message-queues, robey-pointer, scala, starling, twitter

Accessibility and Degradation in Cappuccino. Ross Boucher from 280 North responds to Drew McLellan.

# 9:39 pm / 280north, accessibility, cappuccino, drew-mclellan, javascript, ross-boucher

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