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bookmobile

Brewster Kahle’s Bookmobile Project: A van that allows you to print from one of thousands of public-domain books, and serves it up in bound form, all for under a dollar.

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the waiterrant bistro

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chewing gum flavor song

Chanced upon this gem of a song in my collection. It’s called Does your chewing gum lose it’s flavor, by Lonnie Donegan:

Oh-me, oh-my, oh-you
Whatever shall I do
Hallelujah, the question is peculiar
I’d give a lot of dough
If only I could know
The answer to my question
Is it yes or is it no

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight
If your mother says don’t chew it
Do you swallow it in spite
Can you catch it on your tonsils
Can you heave it left and right
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight

Now the nation rise as one
To send their honoured son
To the White House
The nation’s only White House
To voice their discontent
Unto the Pres-I-dent
To ask this burning question
That has swept this continent

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight
If you pull it out like rubber
Will it snap right back and bite
If you paste on the left side
Will you find it on the right?
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight

Here comes a blushing bride
The groom is by her side
Up to the altar
As steady as Gibraltar
The groom has got the ring
It’s such a pretty thing
As he slips it on her finger
The choir begins to sing

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight
Would you use it on your collar
When your button’s not in sight?
Put your hand beneath your seat
And you will find it there all right!
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight

postgres and drupal

I strongly urge all Drupal developers to read through this paper on Postgres. This is a 15 year old design document from PostgreSQL’s predecessor, but there are many gems in this which apply directly to where (I think) Drupal is headed. I intended to write this up properly as an informal presentation, but it came up on #drupal today, so thought I might as well share it with everyone.

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interesting idea

Ticket Stubs as currency : Nice idea, of course it has the problem that any viral campaign has — that everyone has a limited number of friends, and that if your friends give you the stubs, you will have no one to go with, since your friends have already watched the movie.

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amazing obfuscation

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meebome

Meebo launches MeeboMe. You can do things like start chatting with people who’re currently visiting your website — you can actually initiate the chat… I think that’s pretty cool.

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self explanatory

Heartless Bitches International. Hmm. I actually know more than a few people who should sign up for this.

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stolen goals

Woah. I just noticed that the opening (and background) riffs of AC|DC’s “Hard as a Rock” are the same notes as Lakshya’s title track. Shankar, Ehsan and Loy : you have some explaining to do!

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overheard in a2

Overheard in Ann Arbor is A2’s answer to the New York weblog. Nothing beats undergrad conversation, really. They should get Kyle to clone Overplot for this.

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