Ronnie Spector - I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine...
Programmers Don't Read Books -- But You Should →
When I started programming and doing sys-admin professionally, I used books a lot. I remember a rainbow of OReilly books on my shelf; classics like the camel book, Java in a Nutshell, mSQL/MySQL, DNS/Bind, and the ridiculously large Sendmail tome. Over time though, the quality of the books definitely went downhill, and I found that most of the info I really wanted could be found for free online. ...
Grammar Girl: An Unofficial Twitter Style Guide →
Tuneage Loves Cover Songs
I was actually just thinking about this, after posting a song that very much fits this criteria to me. Two other songs that immediately come to mind are Hallelujah and Hurt. With regards to the latter, Cash had a real way about him of taking other people’s songs and making them his own. p.s. that Shins cover of We Will Become Silhouettes is one of my all time favorites. tuneage: One...
Cat Power - I Found a Reason I never really got...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-4-27) →
Lucinda Williams Mark Lanegan The Felice Brothers Belle and Sebastian Prince Imported from Last.fm Tumblr
Seeqpod Music API →
Looks pretty cool. There’s also the imeem api whichI’ve been meaning to check out. whitneymcn: This could be really interesting. Hmmmm…Daryn? artistspaid: joelaz: API for MP3 search, music recommendations, music videos & more. Nice - how did I not know about this before?
Baltimore Politics Examiner →
My good friend Adam Meister is now blogging about Baltimore Politics (and how f’d up they are) on Examiner.com. Check it out!
Spam Arrest is killllllling me today. Load already! Are you hosted on a 486?...– Twitter via Tumblr (KrisMadison) Spam Arrest has changed alot since I was in charge of the tech stuff, but it is some seriously beefy infrastructure. I wonder what was going on… I thought it was a joke/rickroll when I clicked your link to ‘sexy pics’ — Nope, even more of a...
Something weird is happening with my rss feed
My Feedburner feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/daryn-tumblr The source feed is: http://blog.daryn.net/rss If you look at the feedburner feed, there are a bunch of flickr photos (of mine) from today that aren’t in the source feed, and were never posted to my tumblr blog. In fact, my flickr account isn’t even listed in my feeds anymore (i took it out quite a while ago, as it was...
Beth Orton & M. Ward - Buckets of Rain A...
Anatomy of a Twitter Bot →
at least there are no “daryn hacked this part” comments in it :) whitneymcn: While the logic of “hide your shame” should dictate that I never, ever reveal the code that runs the Twitter Lyric of the Day Club, there’s been enough interest that I’m just going to suck it up and publish it. For any programmers who end up at this post: yes, the code is a little eccentric, and yes,...
Mary Lou Lord - I Don’t Want to Get Over You...
Use TeachStreet, Learn Something New! →
Have you ever tried to find someone to, say, take guitar lessons from? You’d probably use google, or more likely craigslist, and if you’re lucky a couple teachers have websites that you are able to find or have posted a CL listing recently. If you’re a lot more industrious than I am, perhaps you go to the local coffeeshop or record store, and check the bulletin board for flyers....
A N I M O T O →
Animoto looks really nice. I heard about it during Jeff Bezos’ presentation yesterday, where he described how in the past week they’ve gone from an average of 50 concurrent EC2 instances to spikes of nearly 5000.
Jane’s Addiction - Ripple I missed Grateful...
Thoughts from Startup School
I had a great time at Startup School 2008 yesterday. It was inspiring, entertaining, and educational. Whenever I listen to people speak, my initial thought is “Well, that’s just common sense”; but since then, in reading coverage of the day and thinking back, there were a few points that I especially appreciated and are worth republishing. Michael Arrington - Constant...
Amazon will be like a book store that sells cocaine out the back door. Books...– Amazon’s cloud computing will surpass its retailing business | ZDNet.com
Sixteen Years of Mario Kart →
Scenes from perhaps the best video game series of all time (via caseyliss)
tumblr dashboard wish
I wish the permalink link for posts in the dashboard was bigger/always visible. It’s impossible to get to on my iPhone.
Headed to Startup School 2008
I’m headed down to Palo Alto tonight for Startup School. If you’ll be there, leave a comment, or send me an email and we can meet up.
Austin City Limits 2008 Lineup →
Looking good.. Some overlap with Sasquatch, and I’m sure Bumbershoot too (our two festivals in the NW) but we’re going and I’m excited for my first trip to Austin. joelaz: This just in… ACL announced the lineup for September 26-28th. If you haven’t been, it’s a great music fest. Hot as hell that time of year, but well worth the sweat.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-4-13) →
Band of Horses Voxtrot of Montreal Eddie Vedder Aqueduct Imported from Last.fm Tumblr
No-knead Pain au Levain, no, really! →
I’m been meaning to try mark bittman’s recipe, I’ll have to give this one a try too.
Per Se →
Reading Heat right now, so food is on the mind (even more so that usual).. Per Se has been on my to-go-to list since it opened; hopefully our next trip to city will find us with the appropriate time and budget. I’m hoping to hit up momofuku ko too. fred-wilson: expensive but everyone should go once. ideally with a person you really like or another couple you really like. because it’s an...
Kenny Chesney - No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem if...
RWW: Where to find open data sources on the web →
A good collection of links (and links to more collections of links) to open sources of data online.
We’ll be pouring out more coffee than most people serve.– - Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. From “Starbucks starts serving new ‘everyday’ coffee” - Food Inc.- msnbc.com This is a brilliant business plan, guys. And so green of you. (via noraleah) Interestingly, Starbucks recently acquired Coffee Equipment Company, a Seattle-based company that created the...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-4-6) →
Grand Archives Portishead M. Ward Kate Nash Jens Lekman Imported from Last.fm Tumblr
This video perfectly captures why I love Ryan Adams, and why I’ll miss his tumblr! ryanadams: a parting gift.
Tumblr Audio Parser →
This looks great! Topherchris: it’s very easy security, and apparently cool with the tumblr folk to break as long as you don’t let people download the audio.. I’ll shoot you a note :) joelaz: topherchris wrote: (Trust me, I tried getting at the source audio files so I could stream them all one after the other and have a real playlist, and other cool stuff, but no.) Awesome...
Yum, this was so very good. brookie: gooey grilled cheese sandwiches on the first night, and I made my famous mac n cheese with the rest of it on the second night.
Tarkio - Goodbye Girl A cover of the classic...