- Dynamic languages can't be fast relative to static languages
- Any language with a working lambda can be saved from itself, given a fast enough runtime. But you can't save the other folks who use that language
- You agree with me
- RDFa is smart technology, and can be cleanly integrated into HTML
- It was all invented in the 70's
- Java-style static typing prevents me from doing dumb things in the small. This makes it awesome.
- You slow down as you get older, but it's a learned response. You get there because you find caution useful. You stay there because you find caution comfortable
- Java-style classes prevent me from doing smart things in the large, or at least makes smart things harder to communicate. This makes it terrible.
- Dynamic languages can be more than fast enough.
- Your language is probably better than my language
- C++ made it all possible years ago, but nobody noticed because their compiler didn't support it yet
- RDFa is doomed to inevitable, painful failure
- Making it common is more important than making it to start with
- Forging agreement is hard, sometimes impossible
- You violently disagree with most things I say
- The more things change, the more they change
Somehow I got out of sync with everyone else in the local distcc cluster at work. How? Weirdly, the XCode settings showed that while there were plenty of peers around to build with, they were all slightly off (har) in their OS version number, and therefore returned the dreaded "Incompatible Service".
Some googling revealed that Apple shipped two 10.5.8's!. A regular software-update won't trigger the required update, either. Luckily, re-applying the stand-alone updater got me up to 9l31a, and I can once again abuse my co-worker's CPUs instead of my own. Phew!
I've been so busy with with work and such that I totally forgot to mention that tomorrow, Sept 10th there will be a Dojo Developer Day in Mountain View, generously hosted by AOL.
Come for the whole day, drop by for a bit, or just join us for dinner/drinks afterward. In the ramp up to 1.4, there's some great engineering happening in nearly every area of the toolkit, including some great new visual improvements that I expect to see and hear a lot about tomorrow.
As usual, folks will be on IRC throughout the day should you not be able to join us in person, and in a first, we'll have a live feed of the event going.
Hope you can join us!
Then please do yourself and your family a favor and read this piece by T.R. Reid on how health care in the rest of the world actually works (hint: better, cheaper, faster).
It distresses me that our health-care debate has been launched from false premises and has deteriorated from there. We cannot ignore the ongoing harm being done, cannot deny that others are doing it better (across the board), and must not succumb to the false equivalencies and misdirections being vacuously peddled. Now is the time to arm yourself against the tragedy of ideology with real, observable facts.