Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday linkdump

The Most Hated things on the web
The Mile High Collection
The story behind the greatest comic book collection ever found.
Christopher Walken wants to destroy Silicon Valley
Interview with Twitter developer Alex Payne
He's had problems with scaling Ruby on Rails:
"All the convenience methods and syntactical sugar that makes Rails such a pleasure for coders ends up being absolutely punishing, performance-wise. Once you hit a certain threshold of traffic, either you need to strip out all the costly neat stuff that Rails does for you (RJS, ActiveRecord, ActiveSupport, etc.) or move the slow parts of your application out of Rails, or both."
Fast food adverts versus reality
Beyond the Red Line
Free space game based on Battlestar Galactica
World Geography Quiz
Google Maps mash up