Objective-J And Cappuccino Released
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.
Python, You Little Star (Args)
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 ...read more
Free Software – It’s Spreading
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 ...read more
Links For Gits
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.
Links To End The World
The 5 Scientific Experiments Most Likely to End the World
Just to be a bit paranoid when the Large Hadron Collider is about to go online.
The State of the Language: An Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup
More about C++, its past and its future.
Random Links Of Violence
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 ...
Python – One Month Later
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 ...read more
The Future Of Monitors?
How a C++ developer writes Python
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 ...read more
Links, Quotes, More Links
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 ...
What should be built into an operating system?
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 ...read more
Blogging At 70mph
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 ...read more
Wikis For Development Documentation
Links Will Eat Themselves
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.
OpenGL 3.0 Specification Now Available
Blue Link Of Death
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 ...
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 ...read more
There is no link
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 ...