A few selected sips from the Twitter stream.
Top-Ten lists are passé—ours goes to 11. These are the top titles that folks are interested in currently, along with their rank from last month. This is based solely on direct sales from our online store.
|1||1||Agile Web Development with Rails|
|2^||NEW||Pragmatic Guide to Git|
|3^||5||The RSpec Book|
|5v||2||HTML5 and CSS3|
|6v||3||Test Driven Development|
|7^||9||Programming Ruby 1.9|
|9v||7||Seven Languages in Seven Weeks|
|10^||NEW||Agile Web Development with Rails, Third Edition|
|11^||NEW||iPhone SDK Development|
I Don’t Make the Rules around Here
In Philadelphia, you must buy a $300 license to blog: http://tinyurl.com/2fslqkm — @trevorburnham
Under Sendek's proposed naming schema, the sun would weigh 2.2 hellatons, and release 0.3 hellawatts of energy http://goo.gl/kmFR — @codinghorror
This Enterprise Agile Manifesto would be hilarious if it weren't so accurate - http://bit.ly/akrs8S — @mheusser
OH: "candidate must still like Java" :) — @dalmaer
Why do all that major mattress brands start with the letter "S"? — @ronhitchens
Everything's going along fine, then the ewoks show up & ruin the whole movie. — @neal4d
hey internet girl who quit with a whiteboard: next time start your meme on a day when someone doesn't quit with the AIRPLANE EMERGENCY SLIDE — @StephenAtHome
Hey, Paul Allen: if those Interval Research patents have value, how come a billionaire like you couldn't turn them into products? — @pragpub
RIP wave - an incredibly innovative solution for a problem apparently no one had — @markryall
Still no results for "Peggy Olson headdesk"; it is proven that Mad Men viewers and animated gifs creators are wholly distinct sets. — @therealadam
So apparently the SETI conference was held here last week. Bellman says "They didn't find any." — @clarkware
aw man, there's almost no calvino available in the kindle store. that blows. — @bscofield
I really like Hipmunk (http://www.hipmunk.com) any travel site that has a "sort by agony" button understands its customers — @Werner
Gods and Monsters
Welcome to the new decade: Java is a restricted platform, Google is evil, Apple is a monopoly and Microsoft are the underdogs — @phil_nash
It's obvious that James Gosling's poor web server can't handle the assault of everyone who wants to know his thoughts about SCOracle. — @olabini
I once saw HTML5 walking across a lake to heal an injured swan. #html5keyfacts — @Cennydd
Best quote from the HN comments: "What Google is doing should be illegal. What Oracle is doing is immoral." — @tswicegood
The Flying Spagetti Monster is the descendant of some Flightless Manicotti. — @MrAlanCooper
Sick of seeing my "welcome to the new decade" tweet? Now you can be sick of my blog post about it too: http://bit.ly/cBi0ZH — @phil_nash
This Coding Life
Either printer ink is made from unicorn blood or we’re all getting screwed. — @theoatmeal
My new iPhone charging cable is nasty, brutish, and short. — @scottdavis99
Rails uses symbols so excessively I just started writing :true and :false *facepalm*. — @grahamedgecombe
So many great practices and habits are caught, not taught. Who are you spending time with today? — @jaredrichardson
Send a question to IT group; get a meeting invite as a response. That is efficiency by God! — @mzarra
When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create. — @mikemangino
Jobs outsourced to India re-outsourced to unskilled Americans! http://bit.ly/9tMlDI — @kabirkhan
Bottlenecks often walk around on two legs. — @mtnygard
Friends don't let friends use class variables. #ruby — @mjijackson
RT @r: Facebook Places is going to do away with the need for Foursquare the way Facebook status updates did away with the need for Twitter. — @dalmaer
Ruby has ruined my ability to write Java without irritability, resentment and superciliousness — @markryall
Tablet + resistive touchscreen + desktop OS = thoroughbred racehorse + blindfold + amputated leg. — @mattgemmell
New drinking game: when a speaker refers to people as "resources", then throw a drink at him. #agile2010 — @jbrains
Newsweek was just sold for $1. To show you how media has changed, the asking price for my twitter account is 65 billion dollars. Cash. — @ConanOBrien
I forgit how I lived without git these many years. — @venkat_s
#agile2010 Programmers started the agile movement to get closer to customers not project mangers. — @unclebobmartin
Was @flipboard designed to prevent rickrolling, or is that just a happy accident? — @invalidname
If only social awkwardness was considered performance art ... — @markryall
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end. — @MyraTrembath509
This hermit crab is either dead or molted or dead b/c I disturbed its molt. It's the Heisenberg uncertainty crab in a schroedinger aquarium. — @hodgman
Once you've seen one picture of the Mandelbrot set, you've seen them all. — @billkarwin
Hygeine is a human concern. Animals have 2 groups: those who don't bathe, and those who urinate in bathwater. — @tottinge
This month we were following a whole bunch of software developers, technical writers, and deep thinkers—including Chris Adamson, Dion Almaer, Ola Bini, Cennydd Bowles, Trevor Burnham, Mike Clark, Stephen Colbert, and Mister Alan Cooper.
Also Scott Davis, Graham Edgecombe, Neal Ford, the two Matts, Gemmell and Heusser, as well as Ron Hitchens, John Hodgman, and the inimitable Coding Horror.
And we would be amiss if we failed to mention Michael Jackson, Kabirkhan, Bill Karwin, Adam Keys, Mike Mangino, Uncle Bob Martin, Phil Nash, or Michael Nygard.
Also The Oatmeal, The Onion, and Conan O’Brien—plus of course Tim Ottinger, J. B. Rainsberger, Jared Richardson, Mark Ryall, and Ben Scofield.
And last alphabetically but certainly not least, Venkat Subramaniam, Travis Swicegood, Myra Trembath, Werner Vogels, and Marcus Zarra.
We were also following a guy who had his turn signal on for the entire trip. You can follow us on twitter.