Emergent Properties

Random links… maybe something will emerge?

music technology trends and obsolescence

check out this cool technology obsolescence curve. It shows the gradual rise and fall of sales trends of vinyl records, cassette tapes, compact discs, and ipods over a 30 year period. the technology trends are remarkably cyclical.

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January 17, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment



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Little Brown House Patterns

So, I’m working on a UPC / EAN codings database, and here’s a sample product listing for little brown house pattnerns

August 12, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Definitive Flock Beta 1 Review

Paul Stamatiou reviews the latest beta from Flock and even shows a few screencasts of nifty features. It’s definitely something worth checking out.

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June 15, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


I just wrote part two of my series on optimizing apache/mysql for low memory usage.  This time, i talked about MySQL settings.  See: Optimizing Apache and MySQL for Low Memory Usage on a Virtual Private Server

I hope someone finds it interesting!

June 5, 2006 Posted by | web server optimization | Leave a comment

How To Speed Up Your Web App

The next generation of web apps make heavy use of JavaScript and CSS. This article, by the lead developer of Flickr, shows you how to make those apps responsive and quick.

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May 23, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Vista\’s Make Or Break Moment

Testers of windows vista say that the next build, out soon, is a make or break moment for Microsoft.\r\n\r\nI don\’t think vista will be out until at least february. I don\’t think manufacturers will stop selling XP for many months. Vista\’s going to be a buggy piece of shit.

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May 22, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Free SkypeOUT for the rest of the year

I'm not an avid skype user, but I noticed that eBay / Skype are giving away free skype-to-us/canada landlines for the rest of the year. This is a really big promotion, but not THAT big. At first, it looks like they're making the product free, but they're really just trying to lure you in.

I still want to ditch my cox phone service and go with vonage. I just flat out want to pay less. I never use my landline anymore, and I just want something cheap for backup service.

May 15, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Article about apache and vps optimization

I just put an article about low memory apache and vps optimization up on my blog.

May 11, 2006 Posted by | web server optimization | 1 Comment

Testing Out Wordpress.com

I'm just testing out wordpress.com and getting an API key for akismet to use with my real blog, emergent properties

I also run a blog about pugs and a site about how to clean microfiber

May 5, 2006 Posted by | Microfiber, Pugs | Leave a comment