Archive for November, 2007


Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

If you haven’t read The Feud in this Tuesday’s New York Times “Science Times” section, do have a look. It’s worth it just for the unintentionally self-damning quotes from the two heart surgeons involved, Dr. Denton A. Cooley (now 87) and Dr. Michael E. DeBakey (now 99), who have apparently been engaged in a 38-year-long […]

Want to help fix the roof?

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Last July, at OSCON in Portland, Oregon, I put a whiteboard in the main conference hallway (with help from the indefatigable Vee McMillen), and wrote Call For Software: Tools We Wish We Had across the top, dividing the rest of the board into a grid of blank cells. Our hope was to get an ad […]

Thanks for clarifying, Orbitz.

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

“This flight starts and ends at different airports.” Well, that’s reassuring…