Sunday, August 24, 2008

SAMURAI

SAMURAI
emiya_xxx’s comment:
for our friend Samurai 侍

Monday, August 18, 2008

heart-themed breakfast

heart-themed breakfast
Added to my Flickr favourites at 09:43.
Mebachi Maguro(tuna) 清水港

Mebachi Maguro(tuna) 清水港
eiichi’s comment:
メバチマグロの脳天や頬肉などを捌く最中
shimizu port
shizuoka

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lurking

Lurking
Not up to much. Just standing outside the entrance.

Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate, City of London
Déesse

Déesse
“The D.S. - the ‘Goddess’ - has all the features (or at least the public is unanimous in attributing them to it at first sight) of one of those objects from another universe which have supplied fuel for the neomania of the eighteenth century and that of our own science-fiction: the Deesse is first and foremost a new Nautilus […] There are in the D.S. the beginnings of a new phenomenology of assembling, as if one progressed from a world where elements are welded to a world where they are juxtaposed and hold together by sole virtue of their wondrous shape, which of course is meant to prepare one for the idea of a more benign Nature.”

From “Citroën D.S.”, an essay in Roland Barthes’ 1957 collection Mythologies.
All going on

All going on
Several vans showed up outside the boozer; couple of police came in to the pub but I couldn't really make out what they were doing. Seemed to be a lot of activity outside and the bar staff were gesturing towards a couple of people but nothing serious seemed to occur.

Outside the Griffin pub, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London
Busted

Busted
These two stopped and questioned this guy for a few minutes before slapping the cuffs on him. I came past again maybe 5 minutes later and they were still stood there talking to him, his hands still cuffed.

Outside Tesco, Shoreditch High Street, London E2

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Bunch of Great Strategies for Using Memcached and MySQL Better Together

The primero recommendation for speeding up a website is almost always to add cache and more cache. And after that add a little more cache just in case. Memcached is almost always given as the recommended cache to use. What we don't often hear is how to effectively use a cache in our own products. MySQL hosted two excellent webinars (referenced below) on the subject of how to deploy and use memcached. The star of the show, other than MySQL of course, is Farhan Mashraqi of Fotolog…

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sphinx - Free open-source SQL full-text search engine

Adds a searchable external index of specified data, meaning fast searches without db joins/FULLTEXTs etc.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Chrysler

Chrysler
It's a bright, crisp day on the autumn cusp of summer, and I’m in Portland, Maine; wandering, solitary, drinking in the surroundings and stealing snaps away with me.

As I straighten from my crouch, a young woman approaches me, an equally young man in tow. The boy, uncertain, sports a shock of orange hair; the girl wields a Sony DSLR and a resolute expression. We stand face to face, exchanging an expectant stare as though each would read the other’s intention through the eye – and, almost defiantly, she raises the camera and steals in turn a snap from me.

She lowers her device, holds my gaze for a moment, and walks calmly away. The boy follows. Not a word is spoken.

I stand for a moment, let it pass without question, and feel free.