Do you know YAML?

I thought I did.  Especially after all the hours spent with Ansible.  Turns out I don’t.  I have a very limited understanding of the YAML format.  How do I know that, you ask?  Well, that’s because I am reading the YAML specification now.

yaml

Holy Molly that’s an interesting format!  Much recommended weekend reading.

GeoJSON – an open format for encoding a variety of geographic data structures

GeoJSON – an open format for encoding a variety of geographic data structures

Looks handy.  Learned about it while reading the GitHub blog post on announcing the support for interactive display of GeoJSON files in repositories.

JIF, not GIF

Mashable reports that Steve Wilhite, the inventor of GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), during the lifetime achievement ceremony insisted that it’s pronounced “JIF”, not “GIF”.

JIF, not GIF

 

[rant mode on]What?!  “GIF” is not “GIF, but “JIF”?  Non-sense!  It’s give, not jive.  Girls, not jirls.  Gift, not jift.  And even if he believes that that’s the correct way to pronounce it, how irresponsible is that to attract attention to this issue now?  It’s just like throwing a barrel of petrol into the pronunciation holy war flames of GNU, Gnome, Gimp, and other pillars of Open Source Software.[rant mode off]