I was looking for directions to the swimming pool that Alice has been taking swimming lessons at and I came across a rather odd street name: Waynes World Drive, in Draper, Utah (only a few miles south of where I’m at). At first I thought that maybe this was just incorrect data in Google Maps, so I drove down it check it out. That is where I found this:
I drove up and down the length of the street and I could only find one street sign with Waynes World Drive on it (all the reset had 13800 South, also the name of the street. It’s a long story). I spent some time on Google trying to find some history on this, but all I found were mentions of the street name in Wikipedia on the Draper, UT and Wayne’s World pages.
I haven’t gotten into the habit of reading the local news yet for the Salt Lake City area, but I have been to the Deseret News web site a few times. It used to a fairly ugly run of the mill news paper site, this is what it looked like back in May of this year, thanks to way back machine. At some point recently (must have been with in the last month or two) it had a major make over and it looks much, much better.
From the comments in the HTML it looks like they are still using Vignette and the site can still be pretty slow at times. But compare it with the design of The Salt Lake Tribune and DN looks pretty darn modern.
Don’t let it be said that Facebook is standing still after all the attention it has been getting for their application platform. They’ve provided some documentation to a new feature, Facebook Data Store. There is some analysis of this new API over at snarfed.org.
I’m not really much a Facebook user, but I’m getting curious about what they are working on right now that we don’t know about.
I better find some other things to write about, I don’t want this turn into the all Facebook channel.
This was fun, it was my first tech outing since moving to Utah. It’s good to get out from coding in the home office for some face to face interaction.
UPDATE Fri 10 Aug 2007 @ 11:00am : A couple of people asked about the slides being online, so I signed up for an account at slideshare.net and uploaded the PDF version exported out of Keynote. The slides don’t have a lot of detail and there was a lot of discussion, but here they are for those who missed it: FBML slides.
Apple – Support – Downloads – iMac Software Update 1.0 – The whole update is summed up with these details: “This update provides important bug fixes and is recommended for 20-inch and 24-inch iMac models with 2.0, 2.4, or 2.8GHz processors.”
Tags: apple imac
The BFC Computing Weblog : pfSense Intervention – I didn’t know that you could schedule specific firewall rules to be in place during specific hours/time/day in pfSense. Nice.
Tags: pfsense firewall howto
LIMIT, OFFSET, and TOP – Discussion on MS SQL Server, MySQL & PostgreSQL feature for TOP & LIMIT. Microsoft should just add LIMIT and OFFSET support to their SQL syntax.
Tags: database postgresql mysql sqlserver sql
O’Reilly Open Source Convention 2007 – July 23-27, 2007 – Portland, Oregon – Links to presentations from OSCON 2007.
Tags: oscon presentation
Julien Lecomte’s Blog – YUI-based Image Cropper Widget – Image cropper tool that is built on top of YUI.
Alex King had a great post last month asking people which they thought was more annoying, CAPTCHA or Challenge Response E-mail. The comments suggest that most people find email more annoying, assuming that the CAPTCHA weren’t incomprehensible.
Has anyone done any formal studies, watching regular users, to find out which one people find easier to use? Another factor to look for might be which one causes the most errors or failures to complete the process.