1970s One Hit Wonders

1970s One Hit Wonders:
Rediscover great single chart-toppers from 1970 — 1974, the golden age of AM radio.
1. Venus – Shocking Blue
2. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – Lobo
3. Reflections Of My Life – The Marmalade
4. Ride Captain Ride – Blues Image
5. Smiling Faces Sometimes – The Undisputed Truth
6. In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
7. Ooh Child – The Five Stairsteps
8. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
9. Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
10. Bonus Track: Good Time Charlie’s Got The… – Danny O’Keefe
11. Suavecito – Malo
12. One Toke Over The Line – Brewer & Shipley
13. Funky Nassau, Part 1 – The Beginning Of The End
14. Hold Your Head Up – Argent
15. (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson
16. Hot Rod Lincoln – Commander Cody
17. Vehicle – Ides of March
18. Bang A Gong (Get It On) – T. Rex
19. Why Can’t We Live Together – Timmy Thomas
20. Mister Can’t You See – Buffy Sainte-Marie
21. Motorcycle Mama – Sailcat
22. Jungle Fever (Single Version) – Chakachas
23. Baby Take Me In Your Arms – Jefferson
24. The Rapper – The Jaggerz
25. Ma Belle Amie – The Tee Set
26. Dueling Banjos – Eric Weissberg With Marshall Brickman
27. Soul Makossa – Manu Dibango
28. Dead Skunk – Loudon Wainwright III
29. Brother Louie – The Stories
30. Natural High – Bloodstone
31. Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room – Brownsville Station
32. Woman To Woman – Shirley Brown
33. Midnight At The Oasis – Maria Muldaur
34. T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) – M.F.S.B.
35. Rock Your Baby – George McCrae
36. I Can Help – Billy Swan (1)
37. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo – Rick Derringer
38. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
39. Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton
40. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

Linux Kernel Myths

Greg Kroah-Hartman’s OLS keynote on Linux Kernel Myths is very interesting.
>And by secure, I really mean it. A lot of times a security problem will be found in one driver, or in one core part of the kernel, and the kernel developers fix it, and then go and fix it up in all other drivers that have the same problem. Then, when the fix is released, all users of all drivers are now secure. When other operating systems don’t have all of the drivers in their tree, if they fix a security problem, it’s up to the individual companies to update their drivers and fix the problem too. And that rarely happens. So people who buy the device, and then use the older driver that comes in the box with the device, which is insecure.

American HI FI Personal Playlist

American HI FI Personal Playlist:
The pop grunge outfit wears their influences on their sleeves on this playlist.
1. Making A Killing – Phantom Planet
2. Silence Kit – Pavement
3. Dirty Boots – Sonic Youth
4. Only Shallow – My Bloody Valentine
5. Can’t Get Out Of Bed – The Charlatans U.K.
6. September Gurls – Big Star
7. He’s A Whore – Cheap Trick
8. Rich Girl – Hall & Oates
9. Late For The Sky – Jackson Browne
10. Fix Up, Look Sharp – Dizzee Rascal
11. Happy Kid – Nada Surf
12. High – Feeder
13. I’ll Stick Around – Foo Fighters
14. Hackensack – Fountains Of Wayne
15. Game Of Pricks – Guided By Voices
16. Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – Oasis
17. End Of A Century – Blur
18. Between The Bars – Elliott Smith
19. Unsung – Helmet
20. Star Sign – Teenage Fanclub

Space Jams: NASA’s Favorite Tunes

Space Jams: NASA’s Favorite Tunes:
According to USA Today, the following songs have been played for astronauts in space since in 1961. Rock on, NASA!
1. Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder – Usaf Band
2. Anchors Aweigh – California Wind Orchestra
3. Marine Corps Hymn – El Paso Wind Symphony
4. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
5. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
6. Waltzing Matilda – The American Military Band
7. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
8. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes – Jimmy Buffett
9. Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – The Clash
10. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

OpenOffice.org Newspaper Ad

I noticed this effort to run an ad for [OpenOffice.org](http://www.openoffice.org/) in the New York Metro last month but at that point they had a terrible site and a terrible ad mock-up. Now they’ve come up with a classy design that’s almost as good as the [Firefox ad](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:2004_New-York-Times_Firefox_ad.png) and it looks like they’re about to reach their funding goal.

Blog Publishing Models

Tim Bray explains why he doesn’t want to use a database with the comment system that he is writing for his blog. It turns out he’s talking more about the publishing model, dynamic or static, than the data store.

Serving static files generated when you post something is much faster than generating the page every time a user visits, so you can handle many more concurrent visitors. I like the dynamic model, though, because I think it offers a better user experience. I used Blogger and MovableType before I switched to WordPress and the publishing step always seemed problematic. Site-wide changes required regenerating every blog post, which took a long time and was error-prone. Dynamic publishing doesn’t have this problem and has a simpler mental model, too. If you need performance, you can use the [WP-Cache](http://mnm.uib.es/gallir/wp-cache-2/) plugin, although I’m sure it’s not quite as fast as a fully static site.

Brazil Rocks! 1965-70

Brazil Rocks! 1965-70:
In the 1960s, Brazil was home to some of the hippest rock ‘n’ roll around.
1. A Minha Menina – Os Mutantes
2. Take It Easy My Brother Charlie – Jorge Gil
3. Divino Maravilhoso – Gal Costa
4. Super-Bacana – Caetano Veloso
5. Domingo No Parque – Gilberto Gil
6. Panis Et Circenses – Os Mutantes
7. O Telefone Tocou Novamente – Jorge Ben
8. Soy Loco Por Ti, America – Caetano Veloso
9. Nao Identificado – Gal Costa
10. Procissao – Gilberto Gil
11. Mas Que Nada – Jorge Ben
12. Bat Macumba – Gilberto Gil
13. Tropicalia – Caetano Veloso
14. Ave, Lucifer – Os Mutantes

New City of Boston Web Site

There is a new design for the City of Boston web site. I like it, but it [doesn’t validate](http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cityofboston.gov%2F). I also think it’s funny that the three available font size selections are named “small”, “xsmall”, and “xxsmall”.