sub-process usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I came across this annoying message and couldn’t get around it (running dpkg --configure -a  yields EOF related error message)  until I ran dpkg --clear-avail


jQuery vs. Prototype

just put both libraries on wordle to visualize on which each library have focused.

Here are the results:

jQuery

jquery-1.2.6

Prototype

prototype visualized


Choosing the right (open-source) tools

From the announcement of the open source reddit:

There are only five of us who work on reddit; we couldn’t have made this site if it weren’t for a great community of developers. In no particular order, here’s a quick list of the open source products that reddit is built and runs upon: Debian, lighttpd, HAProxy, PostgreSQL, Slony-I, various python libraries, Psychopg, pylons, Solr, Tomcat, Ganglia, Mercurial, Git, gettext (translation), daemontools, and memcached.

Five people. 1,000,000’s of pages every day.


Do we need more facebok applications?

My friend has 73 friends and 152 Facebook applications.
IMHO, the layout is lack of usability and functionality.
Let alone the fact each application require other users to install them in to their accounts in order to view standard web content (images, flash, videos, etc.)

I am sure Facebook’s dudes need to rethink the whole concept and come up with something more sensible.

152 facebook applications


def grab_contacts(ask_for_password = 0)

stefan fountain -> coding horror -> hacker news

Jeff – here are the links for you:

Google Contacts API: http://code.google.com/apis/contacts/
Yahoo! Contact API: http://developer.yahoo.com/addressbook/
Windows Live Contact API: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb463989.aspx

I’m glad these malpractices are getting more attention, they deserve to get the bad wrap on their wrist for these kind of infringements of respecting users’ data.

Stefan Fountain on June 5, 2008 05:37 AM