Illustrations – Some Colouring
Pen And Links
5 Best Free/Open-source Turn-based Strategy Games for Linux
Some good free games for Linux. They are mainly free implementations of games like ...
Python 2.6 Released
A Change Of Pace – Some Illustration
A while back I used to do a lot of illustration, and I just realised that hardly any of it is out there on the Internet any more. So I’ll be posting some of it interspersed with my usual developer ramblings.
This post is for an illustration that ended ...read more
Night Time Links
The Singapore Grand Prix
Absolutely stunning imagery from the Singapore night-time grand prix.
Apple And Accessibility
AppleInsider have put up a very interseting article about iTunes and accessibility:
Apple makes iTunes 8, iTunes U content accessible to the blind
Apple has volunteered to work with the state of Massachusetts to make iTunes 8 and the new iPod nano fully accessible, unlocking music, movies, and the free ...
Get Your Link On
The Evolution Of A Programmer
Sometimes you look at where you are now and think “How did I get here?”, currently it is in a good way but certainly in difficult times you think “How the hell did I get here?”. Certainly thinking back to when I started working as a developer I would never ...read more
I Didn’t Let It Defeat Me
So I was having a bit of an unhappy time attempting to get GTK+ to compile successfully. My determination has finally paid off and I got it to work.
As it turns out I built Glib and GTK+ from their respective trunks so I could guarantee they were in sync ...read more
10 amazingly alternative operating systems and what they could mean for the future
DexOS looks like a lot of fun.
Operation Foxbook: Life Inside the Browser, So Far
Living your computer life only through ...
Git Merge Tools On Mac OSX
In Programming Lies Madness
Sometimes programming makes you feel like you are losing your marbles. Over the past few days I have lost many hours of my spare time attempting to compile a branch of GTK+.
I went down the obvious route of installing the development libraries with apt-get and then attempting to compile ...read more
Links To Old Windows
Qt and GTK+
For a couple of weeks I have been playing around with Qt and GTK+ at fairly low levels, attempting to get some low level pixels and other things.
What I discovered on these travels is that Qt is much faster to get up and running (with a simpler build system ...read more
Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #940
The truth about the economic situation – never trust a hedgehog.
First e-ink magazine cover published
A closer look ...
Probably The Most Important Programming Skill In The World
It’s not something like being able to crank out a million lines of code in a year, or to construct the most complex algorithms. Being able to read and comprehend other people’s code is the most important skill you could need.
Very rarely do programmers get ...read more
Random Sunday Links
Virtualisation – VirtualBox 2.0
Sun have just released a new version of their open-source virtualisation software, VirtualBox. For a free tool I think it is pretty great, especially with its very decent user interface on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
The new features for version 2.0 include 64-bit guest support, native OSX user interface ...read more
Elements Of Programming – Alexander Stepanov
Alexander Stepanov (the brains behind the C++ Standard Library) has just posted the latest draft of the first five chapters of his upcoming book “Foundations Of Programming” which is co-authored by Paul McJones. You can view the PDF here.
He currently works at Adobe and has a remit for providing ...read more
Google Chrome – Technical Stuff
The coverage around Google Chrome hasn’t died down very much since its release, which is interesting in itself, but the coverage is starting to get more technical and taking it apart.
The post “Code Reuse in Google Chrome Browser” looks at al the external libraries used in Google Chrome ...read more