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When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.
— Cy Twombly

Ouch! Gold prices are potty

Gold has taken a serious hit lately. I really expected it to go to $2000/oz by the end of the year, but it has tanked lately. I have a lot of money in Gold and Silver and am saddened to see it go south like this.

Of course, it will go up again early next year.

Regarding RabbitMQ...

My friend and colleague Joe Fitzgerald says...

"Rabbit will now properly scale on Windows now that Erlang runs 64-bit on Windows. You could only address ~1.2 GB prior to this release, meaning that the Rabbit high-water mark (after which it would start flushing to disk) was somewhere in the range of 450MB.

With this announcement – and the IronFoundry stuff – I think the pieces are finally starting to come together for scalable cross-platform apps."

The plan is to release something on IronFoundry soon...

  • http://www.ironfoundry.org
  • http://seroter.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/first-look-deploying-net-web-apps-to-cloud-foundry-via-iron-foundry
  • Running

    Those of you who see me on a daily basis know this, but I am NOT a runner.

    My neighbor gets up early every morning and runs; and it pisses me off. What's he running from!? If I wanted to punish myself with pain over an extended period of time I'd ... choose not to.

    Maybe he's training for a race. Does he not know that the first runner of a marathon, Philippides (My namesake) died immediately?

    Running is what I do after eating Thai food, and at the end of my run is a toilet.

    The only reason marathons are still around is so that a thousand white people can chase three black people through the streets of their city, like the "good ol' days". No white person will ever beat a Kenyan. They have been running from things their whole life. "Lions and Tigers and AIDS, Oh My!"