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Links for August 16

I’m still too busy on my JavaScript project to really write all that much, but I wanted to at least let you know that I’m still alive (albeit buried under an avalanche of unread items in my feed reader).

Stephen O’Grady is attempting to simplify his life. I think programmers refer to this as YAGNI.

I’m looking into the Mercurial version control system, wondering if it’s a decent lightweight alternative to Subversion for smaller projects.

If “kinda funny/kinda creepy” is up your alley, don’t miss this Craigslist personal from LA.

I have a lot of thoughts on Karl Rove, but for now you’ll have to do with a link to this article on The Rove Presidency by Joshua Green.

I’m not using jQuery on my JavaScript project, but that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting.

A list of the world’s most overhyped vacation spots.

Here’s a useful explanation of the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Here’s a video of Rodney Mullen, an old school skateboarder who made a cameo in the final episode of John from Cincinnati. Anyone have any idea what that show was about?

Finally, a guide to creating your own plausible conspiracy theories.

1 Comment

  1. +1 for Mercurial. We use it at work, and I’m extremely pleased with its speed and flexibility. It’s dead easy to set up, and you don’t need a server to get started.

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