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  1. "The fate of physical books may seem tenuous, but at least 1,000 copies of 100 different books are set to be printed roughly a century from now, in the year 2114. Indeed, the trees that will be used to make the printing paper have already been planted."
  2. Summary: Having meetings only take up as long as they need.
  3. Pretty useful clock.
  4. Kind of bad article that mentions AaronSw.
  5. "The upshot is that quartz watches tend to become slightly less accurate over time -- with a great deal of emphasis on "slightly." Chronocentric.com, a Web site for timepiece enthusiasts, estimates that consumer-grade quartz watches typically lose between a tenth of a second and two seconds per day -- a discrepancy that, if left uncorrected over long periods, could lead to a watch being off by a few minutes."
  6. I basically have a policy of not bookmarking XKCD. This is useful enough, I might.
  7. CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not for profit joint venture between the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.
  8. Let's see if it actually happens.
  9. Except that the man hasn't figured out leap years yet! I can think of three real options: Have them as normal (i.e., part of January) and break the "every day on the same day of week" or have a leap week every 28 years (and essentially give yourself a week of "drift") or have a whole leap month. Or you add an extra one-day month on the end. The best option might be to add the last day of the year as the monthless day and then expand that.
  10. Answer: When considering which class to use, always choose the least complex class that will support the application. That is, use Date if possible, otherwise use chron and otherwise use the POSIX classes.
  11. Books I will miss dearly. Handwriting, not so much. I certainly forgot how to write in cursive and don't lose any sleep over it.
  12. As Kat says, this is a flessenlikker style innovation.
  13. 2008-11-18 to , , by mako - Archived Link

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