— Advisory: This film contained adult language, nudity, violence and gore, plus one tortoise lying on its back, with its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs to turn over, but it can’t. And you’re not helping. Why is that?
Carrie Brownstein on Rock Band. It’s nice to know that at least one real musician respects how fun it is for those with zero musical creativity to play along with great songs. There’s a follow up in her NPR music blog.
Neat. I wasn’t aware of Jettison. Cosmo can represent EIM record sets in XML and JSON. It uses StAX to read and write the XML, JSON Tools to read the JSON, and JSON-lib to write the JSON. It would be super useful to use a single API for all of these tasks.
Just got home with my copy of Rock Band. Waited outside Best Buy in the cold for three hours with MattHH and DML, who kept the line entertained by playing (real) guitars. Gonna set it up at lunch tomorrow and commence drum pwnage.
How cool is this? Back yards in densely packed urban blocks are just plain stupid. There’s almost never enough space to take pride in, and from the ones I’ve seen, very few people care for their yards anyway. Do something useful with that space!
Google didn’t design a spec for interoperability of social networks as much as they built an API for dealing with Google. I don’t think this is what people really wanted here.
Heh. Yea. Google is good at pretending to be interoperable, but only on their terms. In my experience, they are piss-poor at working with people outside of Google on interoperability. To this day, I still can’t get anybody to work with me in a sustained way on figuring out why people can’t subscribe to Cosmo calendars from Google. There’s no dialogue, just arrogance.
Just had my car towed. Apparently Tuesday night some merry prankster slashed my tire and those of six other cars on my street and numerous other cars on nearby streets. Spare tire was already in use thanks to an encounter with a giant pothole on Broadway in Oakland a few years back, so it’s off to the shop.
It’s no big deal, though. My lease is just about up, so I’m going ahead with the end-of-lease service appointment and starting the turn in process. For at least the next few months, I will be checking out the various car sharing services. Let me know if you have a favorite!