Picture posted to Flickr by emiya_xxx at 11:39 on July 2nd ’08
Added to my Flickr favourites at 22:33.
Tags: 1on1shadow/silhouettesphotooftheweek, 1on1shadow/silhouettesphotooftheweekAugust2008, M, bw, portrait, samurai
Picture posted to Flickr by squirrelmonkey (Fiona Miller) at 08:25 on August 18th ’08.
Tags: bacon, breakfast, cutlery, egg, fried, heart, monday, morning, plate, tea, white
Picture posted to Flickr by eiichi-scart (eiichi) at 16:26 on July 18th ’08
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Tags: 5290.jpg, shimizuport
Picture of Enforcement episode taken at 12:58 on August 9th.
Tags: liverpool street, liverpool street station, london, police
Stuff incident experienced at 13:26 on August 8th. Posted in Igor’s stuff at 22:57.
Tags: barthes, car, citroën, citroën ds, deesse, ds, déesse, french, goddess, mythologies, roland, sign, signifier, symbol
From “Citroën D.S.”, an essay in Roland Barthes’ 1957 collection Mythologies.
Picture of Enforcement episode taken at 23:10 on August 2nd.
Tags: griffin, leonard street, london, police, pub
Outside the Griffin pub, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London
Picture of Enforcement episode taken at 13:19 on August 7th.
Tags: cuffs, london, police, shoreditch, shoreditch high street
Written by Todd Hoff in High Scalability - Building bigger, faster, more reliable websites. on August 5th.
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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…
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Tags: cache, database, db, geek, programming, software, sphinx, sql
Thought formulated in Igor’s thoughts at 17:21.
Tags: maine, me, ME, USA, america, boot, car, chrysler, holiday, holiday 2007, indian summer, maine, new england, portland, portland, portland, rust
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.