Tax The Old

Picture of old people by All Chrome on Flickr

Productivity has skyrocketed in the past three decades, but all of the surplus has been captured by the top 1%. Wages have been flat. The workforce has lost a lot of leverage due to the cost savings of machines, labor competition with the third world and the migration of women into the workforce.

All of these extra workers are fighting for fewer and fewer jobs. The only solution is to create many more jobs or reduce the number of available workers. [...]

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Rummaging Around An Old Hard Drive

Old Muddylemon Masthead

I couldn’t find any usb drives tonight so i brought out an old external hard drive. That picture is one of the first “mastheads” of muddylemon.com circa the late 90s.

I also found this poem from the same time period:

Different Person

i used to be a different person, I used to have different thoughts I’m not sure if i changed characters, or merely shifted plots;

I used to be a different person, I was someone I once knew I don’t remember changing, I doubt [...]

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How To Do It

Woman programming a huge early computer Perl

There’s more than one way to do it

Python

There is one way to do it

PHP

I found a way to do it but it didn’t work. I’m just going to do it in WordPress

ColdFusion

You can do that?

.NET

There is one way to do it, but you can do it in any language you want

JavaScript

I know how to do it in jQuery. Does it have jQuery?

Clojure

First let’s do math!

Ruby

This is the right way to do it. All the other ways to do it suck.

Objective-C

Just [...]

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Dreamhost is incompetent

This site was offline for three days due to the unbelievable incompetence of Dreamhost. There is no excuse for a company in the business of hosting websites to fail so miserably and so often. The reason for the outage is unclear, their infrequent updates would refer to different pieces of failing hardware. The backup server, which is oddly singular in their parlance, failed while restoring to a new server that failed for similar hardware reasons.

I’m off to the cloud!

Update: It [...]

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Online Audio Is A Poor Format For Learning Code

Saw a link to a “radio show” about Advanced OO Patterns. I thought that was an odd format for a topic like that. Online audio presentations are great for ideas that live mostly inside your head, but code you usually need to write down. I clicked the link and found a flash-based audio player. No slides or video or text, just the audio. I thought I’d try it out and record my notes….

9:50 pm

Some guy  says [...]

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