May, 2009: 8 posts.
My President speaks at Arizona State University
I like this guy.
Whitney Brothers; Processing, Jbum
At BarCampLA, Jim Bumgardner was inspirational for many things. One small thing was for pointing out these two films:
“Lapis,” a short film by James Whitney:
“Catalog,” a short film by John Whitney, 1961
Over on Coverpop, Bumgardner shows off work inspired by John Whitney: Whitney Music Box which is beautiful and hypnotic and surprisingly musical. Mathematics and music indeed!
Inspired by this and Jim’s work, I downloaded Processing for the first time and began playing based on some of the examples on his Processing page.
I had a real good time at BarCampLA-7.
Sharing; this one time…
In keeping with the “all I’m going to do is post videos indefinitely” theme that seems to be occuring, here are two of my favorites, they’re really phenomenal, which were posted on Cartoon Brew:
This one time… from nelson boles on Vimeo.
ACID vs. Key-Value Object Stores
Drop ACID and think about data by Bob Ippolito of Mochi Media, Inc. from PyCon 2009.
BigTable by Google
Dynamo by Amazon
Cassandra, an Apache Incubator Project, formerly of Facebook
Immutable vs mutable (computer science)
Vertica (commercial, MochiAds uses this)
BBC: byte-aligned bitmap compression
WAC: word-aligned hybrid code
Watch Jerk, then watch Chank
I prefer Chank.
Revealed: God, Pop Songs
White Man by The Michael Gungor Band
Four Chords by Axis of Awesome [note: some salty language]
via kill ugly radio