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Juan Lupión wrote in to inform me that he’s also translating my Living on the Edge (of Rails) series of blog posts to Español. Thanks Juan!

Quick notes for installing libmemcached and Evan Weaver’s memcached gem, in case I forget (again): Get libmemcached source from http://tangent.org/552/libmemcached.html. Configure, make, make install. Make sure you get a version compatible with the Ruby memcached gem by opening the COMPATIBILITY file in the memcached gem files. gem install memcached Create a symlink ln -s /usr/local/lib/libmemcached.so.2 […]

Just a quick note of something I found out while reading Transcending CSS: all the themes (message styles, contact list styles, etc.) in Adium are crafted with our old friends XHTML, CSS and JS. I opened up a few AdiumXtras to see for myself and true enough, <div>s and CSS rules make up the style. […]

YSlow is a Firefox extension that works with Firebug to grade your web pages’ performance and gives you advice on how to fix any problems. Awesome. It has JSLint built into it too. And yes I got a big freaking F. Via Arun (IRL).

Season 2 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya was announced in the August 2007 edition of NewType Japan – check out the scans. The announcement isn’t official, but there’ll be one on the 7th – that’s 7/7/2007!