<geek>A nice way of explaining compiling from source</geek>
From the install notes of qmail…
If you’re not familiar with the distinction between source code and binaries, imagine ordering a pizza delivered to your house. The “binary” version of the pizza arrives ready-to-eat. The “source code” pizza comes as a kit containing flour, yeast, cheese, sauce, toppings, and directions for cooking the pizza yourself. Source code installations are a little more work for you, but if you follow the directions carefully, the result is the same–or even better. The self-baked pizza will be fresher, you can adjust the toppings to your preferences, and you’ll know a lot more about your pizza and how it “works”.
Come to work at the ‘GooglunarPlex’!
While trawling through various blogs today, looking for automagic ways of posting to blogs using XML-RPC or SOAP etc (REST?) I was reading the ‘EVHEAD’ (Evan Williams’ blog – the father or Pyra, which became Blogger) and found the links to the official Google blog (which doesn’t – or didn’t – actually use blogger) and also an amusing ‘job’ offering. Check it out. Rather amusing. I’d go work there – on the moon that is…
One of the reasons I was in the this ‘neck of the net’ was to find out more about ‘Odeo’. Evan’s latest project, which looks like it be a web-based podcast aggregator and creator/uploader system which should launch imminently. This idea is rather like the idea I am brewing over at podbat.com
I’ve also come across slapcast.com, another site which has the features I’ve been developing, along with the ability to post from a (USA-based) phone, alot like www.audioblogger.com
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro” : Hunter S.Thompson
Damn shame to hear that Hunter S. Thompson has apparently committed suicide. We’d recently watched Fear & Loathing, since Jo got round to reading the book. I’d been thinking that I’d really like to hear him ramble on about stuff, on a podcast. Now, I guess we won’t. Unless he’s pre-recorded a bunch of messages, of course. Hmm.. Who knows, maybe he knows something about GW *hinting* that he’d smoked Marijuana. GWB attended a Superbowl party thrown by HST back in his ‘cocaine days’.
Check out out this little biog.
When asked decades later if he remembered whether Bush had used any drugs at his party, Thompson replied:
“I can’t be expected to remember what every drug-addled yuppie hanger-oner who wanted to get close to me during a football game twenty-five years ago digested. There were so many dope fiends milling about, I don’t remember what some Yalie named Bush, whose father was a factotum in the Nixon Administration, was doing. But he strikes me as the sort of person I would have thrown out of the room. A rich, beer-drunk yahoo with a big allowance who passes out in your bathtub. … I don’t want to become the Deep Drug Throat. … I won’t do it.”
However, I just found this interview with him on Australian radio. You can click the mp3 link and download there.
Very interesting. Not about Bush and Mary jane, but about Bush and the impending war, the White House and news media, etc. Recorded nearly a year after 911.
I think I might have to go and buy his book Kingdom of Fear.
I like that sort of thing