May 17th, 2009


Delicious LiveJournal Links for 5-17-2009

  • The true story of the writing of the Bible.
    (tags: funny scifi)
  • Mostly, the world is safe. Mostly, people are good. To emphasize the opposite is to live in the world of tabloid TV. A world filled with worst-case scenarios, not the world we actually live in, which is factually, statistically, and, luckily for us, one of the safest periods for children in the history of the world.
dating curve

Brain-dead design

FTP on thousands of tiny files is incredibly slow because it's creating a new connection* for each one.  This seems very, very silly.

How should I be doing this?  Or is this really the best the internet can manage?

*Not a completely new connection, of course, but it goes into and out of file-transfer for each one, and I'm watching the commands scrolling up the screen endlessly, rather than it just uploading a 5MB block of "stuff" and a series of commands for what to do with it at the other end...