Journal: News & Comment

Friday, April 02, 2004
# 10:28:00 AM:

Links of interest (2004-04-02):

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  • "Over and over I've heard the same complaint [...] 'Turns out, after all the budget and time we spent, we really didn't need a content management system at all. We just needed some editors.' [...] Your public-facing Web site is a publication. Treat it like one." (This one warms my heart.)

  • "Oh, I see: the problem is that Linux developers are just so [bleep]ing smart that they overlook the problems faced by 'dumb users' [...] But everything will fall into place with just a little attitude adjustment. Well, allow me to retort."

  • "Even at its most efficient power setting, the big [14-cylinder marine cargo ship engine, the most powerful in the world] consumes 1,660 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour."

  • "Upon returning to Japan, he outfitted a backhoe-like machine with 40 spinning blades inside a drum [which] is strengthened to withstand up to 10,000 explosions." (This and previous item both from Gizmodo.)

  • A few lists of April Fool's jokes for 2004.


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