Objective-J And Cappuccino Released

Sat 06 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

A few months back 280 North released an online presentation presentation tool called 280 Slides. The most impressive aspect of which was the user interface that mimicked a full desktop application in look and feel. At the time they promised that the framework used for this (written in Javascript) was ...

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Link Geek

Tue 02 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Download ‘Command & Conquer: Red Alert’ for Free
Personally I have a softer spot for Dune 2, but this is a cool freebie.

Geek 2.0: Think you aren’t a geek? Think again!
Proper geeks are definitely version 1.0.

Hands-On With Chrome: Clean and Crisp, But Needs Extensions
The ...

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Python, You Little Star (Args)

Tue 02 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

I like features that make code more concise, manageable and expressive.

I was writing some code in Python that was essentially a function dispatcher where all the functions have the same arguments. When writing them in a more static language you have to specify all the arguments wherever they are ...

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Free Software – It’s Spreading

Sun 31 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

There is a good post called The “Appliancising” of Free Software which talks about how free software is helping to make appliances of computing equipment and the diversification of the “standard” software. Perhaps not the best description but the post itself brought up some interesting points.

The way I see ...

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Links For Gits

Sun 31 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Intel acquires OpenedHand
Intel have acquired the company OpenedHand who are Linux mobile experts. I have been following the Clutter Toolkit they develop which is an OpenGL based GTK+ evolution and hope that it continues to develop.

Workflow and switching to Git, part 1: Processes
Workflow and switching to Git ...

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Links To End The World

Thu 28 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Random Links Of Violence

Thu 28 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

7 Random Acts of Office Violence
See what most people keep bottled up in cubicles.

Developer Compensation: The New Reality?
Just to depress software developers.

5 ways to drive your best workers out the door
Nice points, but rarely seen in industry.

How To Launch Software
A look at how ...

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Python – One Month Later

Thu 21 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

So I’ve been writing in Python as part of my job for a month now… I am still writing using a text editor and running stuff on the command line (after dabbling in Eclipse and other Python editors). I can see why people like Python so much, it has ...

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The Future Of Monitors?

Thu 21 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

This + That = Completely Wireless Monitors?

Hey, I can dream, I have a lot of wires on my desk (and I had even more on my desk at DisplayLink because of the amount of monitors I was running). And if all this technology eventually comes to fruition, then how long until ...

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Squeezy Links

Wed 20 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

15 Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped
From the beautiful to the ingenious to the utterly absurd.

GIT 1.6.0 Released
Since I am using this every day now it’s good to keep up to date. It also has some of the msysgit branch work merged ...

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How a C++ developer writes Python

Wed 20 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

I’ve been writing Python professionally for about a month and I am still in the process of shaking out my C++isms. This is not a diatribe about how C++ is rubbish, because I think C++ is great. I am making some “mistakes” as I am in the learning ...

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Links, Quotes, More Links

Mon 18 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

F|R: How to Avoid Feature Creep with Your Software Apps
A look at how to avoid letting your product run out of control and to main focus on providing a good solution.

Favorite Programming Quotes
If you can remember some of these quotes you can trot them out at ...

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What should be built into an operating system?

Fri 15 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

This post is otherwise known as “Why multiple monitor support in Windows sucks”…

Noah Coad, one of the Program Managers on the Visual Studio team blogged about Multi Monitor Support in VS10 and it is confirmed on the Microsoft Connect site. When I worked at DisplayLink we obviously used multiple ...

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Blogging At 70mph

Fri 15 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

I’m in a car travelling at 70mph and I can blog (I’m not driving – honest). Welcome to the future. I’m writing this on a 3G iPhone using the WordPress free app.

It’s nice and simple to use, even offering photoblogging facilities. I like the pared down ...

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Wikis For Development Documentation

Thu 14 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

A couple of years back when migrating from Visual SourceSafe to Subversion for NC Graphics I decided to piggyback an install of MediaWiki onto the Apache install (I was using it to serve Subversion and it worked a treat). Initially it was just me playing around with it with some ...

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Links Will Eat Themselves

Thu 14 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Computery Stuff

The Nintendo gaming world awaits another Mario
Shigeru Miyamoto’s hobbies are now top secret because it influences his choice of games to develop. Kind of suggests games development should look outside of its own insular little world of first-person shooters.

Turn Your iPhone into a Barcode Scanner ...

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OpenGL 3.0 Specification Now Available

Tue 12 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

I used to track what was going on in OpenGL very closely because I was in the CAD/CAM industry and 3D graphics are important there. It doesn’t seem that the changes were as radical as everyone was expecting as it was mentioned that there was a new object ...

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Blue Link Of Death

Tue 12 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Public BSODs

CTRL+ALT+DEL: software malfunction at the opening ceremony
A very public Blue Screen Of Death. We collect these at Camvine although this one isn’t quite an application of our technology.

Apple Innovation And User Experience

Why Apple doesn’t do “Concept Products”
Actual innovation or faux ...

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Tickbox-Driven Design

Mon 11 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

During the Barcamb talk “Panic-Driven Design”, I realised that it was an umbrella for a whole host of wrongheaded “something-driven design”. The one I coined during the talk was one of my pet peeves which is Tickbox-Driven Design.

Tickbox-Driven Design is a close relation of Marketing-Driven Design, it is driven ...

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There is no link

Sun 10 August 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Technology

You wait for a packet of ideas, then two arrive at once
A look at the invention of the packet-switched network, and an interesting perspective on how an idea can spring to life in two places independently.

How copyright got to its current state
How did we get here ...

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