There are a whole ton of links in the backlog today.
- xhtmlrenderer: The Flying Saucer Project. A tool to render HTML in PDF format (supports CSS).
- Antonio Cangiano: Ruby’s Biggest Challenge for 2009. A plea for Ruby developers to move to Ruby 1.9.1. Getting all of the libraries and Rails plugins updated is going to be a big job.
- TV Guide: Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore Answers Our Burning Questionsm. I totally get the unhappiness with all of the deus ex machina aspects of the series finale, but I enjoyed it anyway.
- Thoughtbot: Testing Rake’s Integration. How to write integration tests for Rake tasks.
- Doug Bowman: Goodbye Google. Remarks on leaving Google. Nice reading for all of us who were never offered a job by Google.
- The Big Picture: Scenes from 30,000 meters above. High altitude photographs taken by a weather balloon launched by Spanish students.
- The Best Pictures from the BOREALIS Archives. Another student weather balloon project.
- Karl Martino: Here’s to dreaming big and doing it. More links relating to the weather balloon project.
- What they make: The highest paid chief executives in digital media. I’m surprised the CEO of Tivo makes more than the CEO of Netflix.
- WoW Insider: Authenticator app coming to iPhones, iPods, and other mobile devices. Blizzard is expanding the authentication options that prevent World of Warcraft account theft.
- FiveThirtyEight: Why AIG Paid the “Bonuses”. Most interesting remarks I’ve read on this topic.
- istartedsomething: Expression Web SuperPreview makes cross-browser testing like moist delicious cake. Seems like a major advance in cross-browser testing.
- Laughing Meme: Streams, affordances, Facebook, and rounding errors. Insightful remarks on the Facebook redesign.
- New York Times: Hadoop, Analytical Software, Finds Uses Beyond Search. I still don’t understand MapReduce as well as I should.
- Antonio Cangiano: Introducing Redis: a fast key-value database. Still looking for the right project to use this technology for.
- The Annotated Watchmen. For after I finish the graphic novel.
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