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8 items tagged “lesorchard”


You guys are moving on this stuff too fast! Welcome to 2002, when lots of us had more spare time than employment and we deployed new crap like this on our blogs and sites daily.

Les Orchard # 14th April 2009, 8:57 am

I like rev=“canonical”. Les Orchard summarises the current debate over what colour to paint the rev=“canonical” bikeshed. # 13th April 2009, 10:41 am

Tagging is like a salt water fish that lots of people thought was pretty and started trying to stick in fresh water tanks. I don’t think it thrives everywhere people have tried to stick it and not everyone who’s tried to clone tagging has gotten all the important parts right.

Les Orchard # 25th January 2009, 10:29 am


Queue everything and delight everyone. Les Orchard explains why I’ve been getting interested in queues recently: “One of the problems it seems most modern web apps face is the tendency to want to do everything all at once, and all in the same code that responds directly to a user.” # 4th July 2008, 10:38 pm


libketama (via) A consistent hashing algorithm for memcache clients, from the team at # 20th April 2007, 6:50 am


An S3 AJAX Wiki. Les continues to innovate against S3. # 22nd April 2006, 7:09 pm


Blogging with AppleScript

Les Orchard describes an intriguing blogging tool built with AppleScript that posts links to a weblog when they are dragged on to a special folder on the OS X desktop.

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