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Today’s Links

Here’s link roundup number two. Before I get started, let me elaborate a bit more on yesterday’s mention of the old link blog. When I said that nobody read it, what I meant was that it got about 10% of the readership of the front page. I was putting more and more energy into it, and unintentionally, less into the front page. I think it makes sense to put the most energy into the bit that people are actually reading, so I consolidated the two again. Unfortunately, that meant that I was posting fewer links. I’m still trying to find the right mix.

Yesterday I saw an interesting post by Wincent Colaiuta about an old argument between Bram Cohen and Linus Torvalds on the subject of version control. Wincent declares Torvalds the victor in hindsight, which led me to look into Git, Torvalds’ version control tool. Also on the topic of version control, Subversion repository browsing tool Warehouse has been released.

John Robb wrote yesterday about how the PKK is trying to goad Turkey into a war in Iraq, and what effects that would have on Iraq in general. FP Passport posted a couple of bits of trivia that caught my eye. The conviction rate for criminals in Japan is 99.8%. The are more musicians working in the Department of Defense than there are diplomats working for the State Department.

Matt Mullenweg wrote about the lack of momentum for PHP 5. I’ll have more to say about this later.

Bunnie Huang has a great series of posts about manufacturing in China.

Rebecca Blood posted a link to a list of 14 ways to cultivate a lifetime reading habit. I do a lot of reading but I don’t read as many books as I’d like. Unfortunately, reading more books is a goal that I never seem to attain.

And finally, Mojits.com is yet another catalog of Web applications for iPhone.

2 Comments

  1. Eagerly awaiting your thoughts on the PHP4/5 debacle.

  2. Actually one of the best ways to guarantee book-reading is to join a book club.

    I’m in a monthly book club and knowing I’ll be meeting with people to discuss a specific title in a day or two is encouragement enough to plow through the thing.

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