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extreme | Jason E. Shao

Hudson Radiator View

Hudson Radiator View
This is cool – recently enabled a Radiator view on Hudson, which gives you a quick at-a-glance build status array for display as extreme feedback on a wall or chart — seems particularly useful for distributed or distance teams if you’re willing to plug in a couple extra monitors to give them a huddle-room feel.

Colloquy 2.1 (3720)

Blog and it shall be done! Colloquy just released an update which lists the blank chat room problem (source of amusement like “hello…?”. This makes me happy since aside from that small incapacitating bug, I’ve been extremely happy with Colloquy — it makes IRC feel like not IRC 🙂 Release Notes Colloquy 2.1 (3720) The ...

JA-SIG Projects in Action

John Lewis from Unicon talked about open-source in Universities. Higher Ed has an extremely complex, dynamic, organizational structures. uPortal has grouping and other mechanisms which are more sophisticated than other projects, battle tested for large and sophisticated higher-ed deployments. CAS was one of the first systems, has features like Proxy Auth that no one else ...

Extreme Pumpkins

Extreme Pumpkins had a bunch of variations on Jack-o-lanterns including my favorite, the puking pumpkin.

Votergasm

> Voters who visit the Votergasm website can choose from three > different levels of commitment: > > * “Votergasm citizens” must pledge to withhold sex from non-voters > for a week after election night > * “Patriot-level commitment” requires a voter to have sex with > another voter on election night as well as ...

Atheist Sues Over Pledge

Atheist Presents Case for Taking God From Pledge – Dr. Newdow replied: “That is a view that you may choose to take and the majority of Americans may choose to take. But it’s not the view I take, and when I see the flag and I think of pledging allegiance, it’s like I’m getting slapped ...

Apple’s Future

Marketing: Where Does Apple Go from Here? – Macintosh market share continues to decline, but the iPod and iTunes are hit products. Where does Apple Computers future lie? An interview with HBS professor David Yoffie. [ “(extlink)HBS Working Knowledge”:http://workingknowledge.hbs.edu ] He seems to have a pretty solid grasp on the main problem: by having their ...

Religion of Environmentalism

Michael Crichton has posted an essay about what he feels is the greatest threat in our time: The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the ...

Funny New Employee Handbook

Re: DRESS CODE: It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing $350 Prada sneakers & carrying a $600 Gucci bag we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage ...

Dvorak predicts the death of blogs

p. “(extlink)John Dvorak writes in his column”:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1382914,00.asp that blogs are over-hyped, based on a recent study that shows increasing abandonment of even established blogs online, after the novelty wears off. I think though, that he’s missing the point, which is that blogs lower the cost of publishing to a point where all kinds of specialty ...