How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Any Programming Language

How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Any Programming Language: » How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Any Programming Language The proliferation of modern programming languages (all of which seem to have stolen countless features from one another) sometimes makes it difficult to remember what language you’re currently using. This guide is offered as a public service to help programmers who […]

Oh man so true so true

(Via Mind-NOX.)

A Kinkless Desktop

A Kinkless Desktop:

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Ethan Schoonover is the creator of Kinkless GTD, the series of AppleScripts for OmniOutliner that was one of the first serious GTD implementations on the Mac. He has since contributed to the development of the forthcoming OmniFocus. Ethan’s productivity tips go beyind kGTD, however, and he has a five-part series of articles and screencasts called Kinkless Desktop, which explain his methods for keeping your Desktop orderly and productive. He has a number of nice tips including aesthetic customization and using TUAW favorite Hazel for automated filing. Check out the series at

Ok now, as part of getting back on the GTD wagon. This was my first step and I have to say, it is a big one. Makes a real difference to my mental state now when I sit down to work. And amazingly enough I met Ethan at WWDC at the Aperture get together and didn’t connect the dots….

(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

I feel like I should have the weblog go dark for a week …

I feel like I should have the weblog go dark for a week …:

Colin Fletcher, 85, a Trailblazer of Modern Backpacking, Dies. The original “Complete Walker” completely saturated my youthful backpacking adventures. His books meant – mean – so much to me. I know his day-to-day existence was very difficult since the car accident in 2001 … rest in peace, Mr Fletcher, and thank you for the guiding light.

Oh man that is a man who had a large influence on me as well. Tread lightly Mr. Flecher.

(Via Dangerousmeta.)

Prototype JavaScript framework: Prototype bug fix release

Prototype JavaScript framework: Prototype bug fix release:

Prototype is now available for download. This is a bug fix release that prevents crashes with versions 1.3 and 2.0.x of the Safari browser. We urge everyone using Prototype 1.5.1 to upgrade to this latest release. Previous versions of Prototype could trigger bugs in Safari’s regular expression engine when updating elements with HTML containing script tags or when using JSON functionality with built-in security checks. These regular expression engine bugs affect Safari versions 1.3 through 2.0.4, but not Safari 3 beta or the WebKit nightlies. We’ve managed to code around them to prevent either browser crashing while maintaining the full API, keeping the performance top-notch and assuring backwards-compatibility. Prototype

there was a fix for a safari prototype.js issue just released if you want to test it you need to use the current beta of 1.7.1 b 3

Dreamhost sucky

Dreamhost sucky:

I have a guest here who’s site is down today (doesn’t want to be named). He can’t give a demo because they are hosted on Dreamhost and his site’s been down all day. I’ve been seeing a lot of nasty things on blogs about Dreamhost. Looking at Google’s Blogsearch for “Dreamhost” seems they’ve had some sort of security breach, among other issues. But this isn’t the first time I’ve heard nasty things about Dreamhost. It’s just amazing to me that anyone still uses them. Buyer beware and all that.

Yet again sucky reviews from Dreamhost, I can tell you as someone who helps support a site hosted there. Not worth the price even as low as it is…

(Via The Scobleizer Weblog.)