There’s been so much activity this week in DragonFly that I’m having a hard time keeping up. There’s always time for Lazy Reading, though.
- The March of Progress. (via)
- My Third Attempt at Vim. Follow the link to pathogen, if you haven’t heard of it.
- From the same article, Destroy All Software screencasts. They look interesting, though I’ve found the web has eradicated my ability to watch videos over a minute in length, unless they contain squeaking guinea pigs or running bunnies.
- How Pixar Almost Lost Toy Story 2 to a Bad Backup. (via) You can nitpick details (rm * isn’t recursive) but it’s funny in a nearly catastrophic disaster kind of way. Also, now is a good time to check your backups.
- Here’s a video trailer for that WIZZYWIG comic I mentioned in a previous Lazy Reading.
- This post about ROFLCon 3 makes a good point: Much of what we expect to do on the Internet, from installing your own operating system to captioning pictures of kittens, requires a computer. Increased phone and tablet use kills that, cause it’s not convenient. As the article notes by way of Chris Poole, things like Facebook are friend-based, not interest-based. Think about that for a bit. It’s important to me because that’s exactly what this site is – interest-based, rather than a social app.
- The truth about system bottlenecks.