Archive - Mar 21, 2005


simple, really

Ryan Tomayko: How I explained REST to my wife.:

...Ryan: Yes, it is. Our brains are somehow smart enough to know that the same verbs can be applied to many different nouns. Some verbs are more specific than others and only apply to a small set of nouns. For instance, I can't drive a cup and I can't drink a car. But some verbs are almost universal like GET, PUT, and DELETE.

Wife: You can't DELETE a cup.

I also try to use real world analogies to explain geek things to people.

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Flickr buys Yahoo! :)

Update: Just wanted to add an observation - notice a pattern with these companies(i.e. Pyra, Ludicorp)? They were both bought for their second venture: i.e. something that happened on the side, not something they initially planned out to do. Pyra was working on the next generation groupware solution( which didn't really work out), while Ludicorp initially set out to make Game NeverEnding, a pretty awesome game. (I was on the beta test team of GNE, and it was totally superawesome).

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might as well start a link blog

Things my girlfriend and I have argued about:

Margret thinks I'm vain because... I use a mirror when I shave. During this argument in the bathroom - our fourth most popular location for arguments, it will delight and charm you to learn - Margret proved that shaving with a mirror could only be seen as outrageous narcissism by saying, 'None of the other men I've been with,' (my, but it's all I can do to stop myself hugging her when she begins sentences like that) 'None of the other men I've been with used a mirror to shave.'

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