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I am currently a software engineer at Google, where as a member of the Android platform team I build frameworks and user interfaces.

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Archive for September, 2003

Hey, check it out — the new Palm devices are at palmone.com already.

September 30th, 2003

Hey, check it out — the new Palm devices are at palmone.com already.

<erinmak> OK, dorkier than carrying a mix CD of Zelda music around?

September 30th, 2003

<erinmak> OK, dorkier than carrying a mix CD of Zelda music around? Playing the Zelda theme song on the RMC piano for all to hear.

<darryl> augh.

September 30th, 2003

<darryl> augh. new worm going out

<darryl> it’s brute-forcing passwords, and well, we lock accounts after a certain number of bad tries.

This IETF draft for URI namespaces is intriguing, but what’s to stop cybersquatters and other namespace predators from swallowing up all the namespaces (just as…

September 30th, 2003
This IETF draft for URI namespaces is intriguing, but what’s to stop cybersquatters and other namespace predators from swallowing up all the namespaces (just as they do today with DNS domains)?

pythonmac.org

September 30th, 2003
pythonmac.org

How to survive vim 6.2 and Python:

September 30th, 2003

How to survive vim 6.2 and Python: Starting in version 6.2, the default python.vim syntax file tries to use spaces, which is the current Right Way to indent Python code. It doesn’t try Hard Enough however, because shifting operators still use raw tabs; this devolves into Mixed Space And Tab Madness pretty quickly. Add the following to your .vimrc and be happy:

" python stuff for gvim6.2
let python_highlight_all = 1
autocmd FileType python set tabstop=4|set shiftwidth=4|set expandtab

Further reading: vim.org tip #12; Indent Finder.

Salon:

September 30th, 2003

Salon: War is Peace, a brief interview with the authors of Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War in Iraq.

Just as there is the “Fox effect” in the Western world, there’s an opposite sort of thing going on in Arab and Muslim countries. The way they compete for market share is by getting to see who can present the most outrage and direct that outrage toward the United States. The ironic thing is that if you watch Arab television, and you can actually get some of it on the Web now, it looks a lot like Fox news!
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