Wading into the chatterstream in hip boots, we wield the Axiom of Choice with gleeful abandon.
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^||NEW||Pomodoro Technique Illustrated|
|2^||4||iPhone SDK Development|
|3||3||Agile Web Development with Rails, Third Edition|
|4v||2||The RSpec Book|
|6^||7||Language Implementation Patterns|
|7v||1||Beginning Mac Programming|
|10v||5||Programming Ruby 1.9|
|11^||NEW||Source Control Made Easy|
And Here’s What Folks Are Saying…
Let’s not pretend that we know what time it is because we know what we saw last time we checked our watches. — Guy English, KickingBear
The more things change...
Facebook updates home page, irks users (again). — Michael Sim
Circulation declines at major newspapers—some of them huge—will strengthen the paywall advocate's hand. — Jay Rosen
Journalism is so important that leaving it to a group of people in an office downtown is irresponsible. — Clay Shirky
So far, our editors meeting has featured a whip, a walking brain, and an editor wearing a false nose. — Dave Thomas
Things you weren’t planning to think about...
[T]here are more chickens than people in the world. — Ed Yourdon
Imagine how annoying it would be if your computer constantly made the same sounds tv/movie computers make. — Chad Fowler
If a group of sorors is a sorority, why isn’t a group of jurors a jurority? — Pat Rice
In 1945, the very first bug was found in a computer and taped to the log book. What unit test were they running when they found the bug? — Andy Hunt
Fixing the blame...
[U]sers will only read the absolute minimum amount of text on the screen necessary to complete their task. — Jeff Atwood, Coding Horror
[L]etting the consultant pick your technology is like letting the undertaker pick your medicine. — Kent Beck
Latest rpt re: ban of SocMed channels by CIOs... indicates most CIOs R mired in fear/contempt stage of acceptance. — Peter Salvitti
People worry that China’s autocracy is run by engineers. Well, how would you like to live in a country run by lawyers? — Stewart Brand
Moderating the forums today was just like teaching preschool. Except for the poo. Far more poo in the forums. — Chris Breen
You just need to push yourself more...
Ok—I just wrote an entire first pass of a chapter in 25 minutes using Pomodoro Technique as outlined by @staffannoteberg. Wow! — Travis Swicegood
My new Icelandic trainer's rule: what you ask of your horse, YOU must be able to do. I've been riding up hills, fast. I'm toast. — Kathy Sierra
Endorphins are the best drug ever. — Mike Clark
No, you need to relax more...
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. — Henry David Thoreau rt @SharonHayes
[M]irrors + puppies = endless entertainment. [I]t eventually feels a bit like torture, but not enough to stop. — Kent Beck
Forget pair programming! I want to learn pair guitaring. — Jim Weirich
But isn’t fast food an oxymoron?
Is there any food greater than Pringles? I don't think so. — Andy Lester
“Slap Ya Mama” Cajun seasoning has slapped a lawsuit for trademark infringement on an upstart spice company marketing under the name “Punch Ya Daddy.” — WWLTV, Louisiana
Oh well, as long as you have your health...
The “opt-out” public health care plan will allow red states to cut off their noses to spite their faces and not have the procedure covered. — John Gruber
Your hu-man medicine will do no good here, European! Our bodies are made of strange stuff only treatable by market forces. — Cory Doctorow
Los Angeles moves to cloud (a short trip?)...
The Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to “Go Google,” approving a $7.25 million contract to outsource the city’s e-mail system to Google’s cloud and transition some 30,000 city employees to the cloud over the coming year. — ZDNet
Microsoft does not need to be servicing a Dell laptop retuned by a customer now blaming Microsoft for its failure. — John C. Dvorak, re Microsoft stores
[S]cala: all the ease-of-understanding of haskell combined with all the flexibility and rapid development of java. — Randal L. Schwartz
So cool that the White House is now using open source CMS Drupal. — Andy Lester
My next post... will be people who unfollowed me and look interesting. — Tim Bray