Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sabina Stobrawe: Divorce lift

Sabina Stobrawe: Divorce lift

A typical wedding photo was affixed to door lift doors in a law firm. Unfortunately, every time the doors opened, the couple split up. But help was at hand for everyone in the same position as soon as they stepped into the lift: a sign showed the name of the law firm and which floor the office was on.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Closure Compiler

From Closure Compiler - Google Code:

"What is the Closure Compiler?

The Closure Compiler is a tool for making JavaScript download and run faster. It is a true compiler for JavaScript. Instead of compiling from a source language to machine code, it compiles from JavaScript to better JavaScript. It parses your JavaScript, analyzes it, removes dead code and rewrites and minimizes what's left. It also checks syntax, variable references, and types, and warns about common JavaScript pitfalls.

To help you work with your transformed code, you can also install the Closure Inspector, a tool that makes it easy to use the Firebug JavaScript debugger with the Compiler's output.

The Closure Compiler has also been integrated with Page Speed, which makes it easier to evaluate the performance gains you can get by using the compiler."

Monday, November 16, 2009

NoSQLs Compared

A good review of the various NoSQLs products for
1) supporting multiple datacenters,
2) the ability to add new machines to a live cluster transparently to the your applications,
3) data model,
4) Query API and
5) Persistence Design.
The systems reviewed are: Cassandra, CouchDB, HBase, MongoDB, Neo4J, Redis, Riak, Scalaris, Tokyo Cabinet and Voldemort.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Funny Facebook Groups (Part 3)

When I was your age, Pluto was a planet
People Who Always Have To Spell Their Names For Other People
I Use my Cell Phone to See in the Dark
I Flip My Pillow Over to Get To The Cold Side
Enough with the Poking, Lets Just Have Sex
If this group reaches 4,294,967,296 it might cause an integer overflow
Fuck Iraq, We have to catch Voldemort
I read the group name, I laugh, I join, I never look at it again.
Honestly, I write "lol" and I’m not Even Laughing
I Will Go Out of My Way To Step On a Leaf That Looks Particularly Crunchy
It wasnt awkward until you said "well, this is awkward". now its awkward.
If I Fail My Exams, Its Facebook’s Fault

Funny Facebook Groups (Part 2)

Bollywood gave me unrealistic expectations about desi women

I Thought You Were Hot Until I Clicked on "View More Pictures"

Alcohol Improves my Foreign Language!

I Wish I Were Your Derivative So I Could Lie Tangent To Your Curves!

When I was your age, we had to blow on the video games to make them work...

Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?

For those who have ever pushed a "pull" door

Geometry can kiss my Angle-Side-Side

If I were an enzyme i would be DNA helicase so i could unzip your genes

I Secretly Want To Punch Slow Walking People In The Back Of The Head

Funny Facebook Groups (Part 1)

Anteater-Mushroom Alliance

Writing Papers Single Spaced First Makes My Double Spaced Result Climactic

Most Replys Inner Scrotum!!!

I Paint My Nails Like a Blind Parkinson's Patient
I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass.

If You're OCD And You Know It Wash Your Hands!

Dora the Explorer is soo an Illegal Immigrant...


DAMM (drunks against mad mothers)

When I Was Your Age, Shoes Didn't Have Wheels

Worst. Facebook Group. Ever.

it's obvi you're just jeal cause I speak in abrevs so whatev

Monday, November 9, 2009

Prefix Hash Tree

Distributed Hash Tables are scalable, robust, and self-organizing peer-to-peer systems that support exact match lookups. This paper describes the design and implementation of a Prefix Hash Tree - a distributed data structure that enables more sophisticated queries over a DHT. The Prefix Hash Tree uses the lookup interface of a DHT to construct a trie-based structure that is both efficient (updates are doubly logarithmic in the size of the domain being indexed), and resilient (the failure of any given node in the Prefix Hash Tree does not affect the availability of data stored at other nodes).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A List of Peoples' Names That Are Dirty Sounding

  • Alotta Bush
  • Ben Dover
  • Dick N. Butts
  • Dixie Normous
  • Fonda Cox
  • Eaton Beaver
  • Giv M. Head
  • Harry Balls
  • Hugh Jorgan
  • Jack Schitt
  • Justin Yermouth
  • Master Bates
  • Moe Lester
  • Neil Down
  • Oliver Bush
  • Rolinda Joint
  • Sarah Tonin
  • Sawyer Crack
  • Seymour Butts
  • Willie Layer

Friday, November 6, 2009

Donkeys hired as zebras

In Gaza, there's a shortage of zebras. Donkeys get dye-job, take on zebra role:Two white donkeys dyed with black stripes delighted Palestinian kids at a small Gaza zoo on Thursday who had never seen a zebra in the flesh.

Nidal Barghouthi, whose father owns the Marah Land zoo, said the two female donkeys were striped using masking tape and women's hair dye, applied with a paint-brush.

'The first time we used paint but it didn't look good,' he said. 'The children don't know so they call them zebras and they are happy to see something new.'

A genuine zebra would have been too expensive to bring into Israel-blockaded Gaza via smuggling tunnels under the border with Egypt, said owner Mohammed Bargouthi. 'It would have cost me $40,000 to get a real one.'