Why would you use a screwdriver?
Archive for October 2009
Coudal Partners are celebrating their 10-year anniversary, and are having a contest: send an email. From 1999.
I would’ve liked to contest, but I find it would be rather anachronistic: in 1999, I was 10 years old, and at this point in time I had been taught English in school for some two months.
I learned some years ago that symbolics.com was the first ever domain name – I never understood why that name was chosen, though.
The first domain of a company I’d heard of was xerox.com. (And while all this internet, domain stuff is still considered very new, I find it worth noting that the last one from that list was registered one and a half year before I was born.)
A very thoughtful and philosophical post by Mark Pilgrim on the case of his Dive Into Python being published by someone other than Apress, and listed on Amazon.
This is a great post, because it really shows that Pilgrim isn’t afraid to take the consequence of his choices, and he demonstrates how this can be a superior way to publish books.
I don’t know when they changed this, or if it was in fact part of iTunes DJ from the start, but I love this:
Then choosing the ‘Play in iTunes DJ’ option from the right-click menu will start the number in iTunes DJ, at the same time in the track:
That is very clever.