Friday, December 12, 2003

Open Source Myths, a site run by publisher O'Reilly & Assoc., is running an article "Myths Open Source Developers Tell Ourselves". The title is a little scarier than the reality described by the author, but it raises some good points. The discussion at slashdot has a pretty good signal-to-noise ratio. I liked the suggestions made in this post.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Guadalcanal Diary

KSLU just played "Watusi Rodeo" by Guadalcanal Diary -- a song I have on cassette somewhere but haven't listened to for a long time. Flush with nostalgia, Google and Amazon helped me find out that a couple other albums were recently rereleased on CD. A comment from Amazon says it well:
Friends don't understand why I still have casettes and when I explain that it is so I can listen to these albums, they inevitably respond "Who?"
When I tell them to think what REM could've been if they let themselves get liquored up before playing, I get their interest.