Packaging Links Up
Real Nerd Food – Inamo
There is a restaurant in London called Inamo where you get to order your food by interacting with your tablecloth. Overhead projectors display your tablecloth and table information and you use a little touchpad like device to interact with the services in the restaurant. You place your orders and can ...read more
Good Looking Ibex
New Macbooks and Manufacturing
Browser Paint Events
Work out what is being painted and when in your browser.
PyPy – Sprint Discussions: C++ Library Bindings
An interesting thought process on hooking C++ libraries into Python. What I had never heard of was the Reflex package which provides introspection and sounds very interesting.
Krugman Wins Economics Nobel
Probably the only economist’s books I have ever read. He is an excellent and insightful writer, and can make something that should be boring into something readable.
50 Beautiful Movie Posters
I think the older ones look more interesting as the modern ones need a ...
There is a good blog post by Linus Torvalds about making releases. Making releases is extremely difficult and the last stretch is always the most difficult to make.
The most interesting part is the relative quietness as the release approaches with respect to commits. As you are heading towards something ...read more
VirtualBox Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex On The Mac
I’ve been playing around Intrepid Ibex on my Macbook Pro. I discovered Parallels frankly is pretty poor in Ubuntu support so I decided to try out VirtualBox.
I downloaded the latest Intrepid Ibex Beta and it installed quickly and cleanly on the virtual machine. Then I installed the the ...read more
Fantastic Plastic: 20 Essential Works of LEGO Art
LEGO art is simply brilliant! I love the Escher piece.
Browse the Artifacts of Geek History in Jay Walker’s Library
This has some serious nerd cool. And some lucky people get to see it by invitation.
Programming Language Trench Warfare
A frankly frightening account of how stupid Great Britain are with respect to the surveillance society. We are actually making people carry RFID identification at all times.
Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs
I wish my computing career had a story as cool as this. Tron really ...
One of the most interesting parts of the new Python 2.6 is the multiprocessing module now available. This will massively simplify the problem of writing an application that has multiple processes.
The problem with multiprocessing before is that you spend ages writing a framework and boilerplate to do things ...read more
Some More Illustrations
Links Flickring Into Life
Flickr embraces the iPhone
Flickr now have an iPhone interface. A bit of a no-brainer really.
New Yorker Covers by Bob Staake
A splendid cover put together using Photoshop 3.0.
Braid – Misc. Linux Questions
A developer trying to port his game to Linux and the ensuing discussion.
This is an image from the Transformers Alignment magazine which was drawn by Jeff Anderson and coloured by me. The original black and white image is also there to ...read more
A New Theme
A TortoiseSVN Visual Studio Integration Update
I’ve just done a minor update to the TortoiseSVN Visual Studio integration. It’s nothing too major and if they are already working for you don’t bother with the update.
The only change is to make the c:\Program Files* point at %PROGRAMFILES%* so if you have a ...read more
A Fresh Look At Google Gears
A fairly in-depth look at Gears and what it has to offer beyond simply off-line web applications. It even does desktop shortcuts, multiple file uploads, geolocation, and background processes. Cool stuff.