Inklings in September 2004
Maciej Ceglowski sums up my irritation at having to download a fucking MP3 so I could discover what was happening when weblogs.com closed down (MP3)
I pretty much agree with everything in this.
Sweet mother, is this cool!
This plagued my last talideon.com design, and it’s causing me a world of pain with one I’m doing for work.
I was planning something like this, though nowhere near as ambitious, as my first attempt at flash, but no need now!
A rather nifty DBM-esque library refactored from Samba.
The Onion in an oddly precient mood…
I know a client who could really do with reading this.
… vs. The Truth!
A WYSIWYG editor that generates well-formed XHTML.
Where I learned Tcl.
Went to college with this dude.
43 folders (12 months, 31 days) to organise everything. Genius.
Whoa! I never thought I’d be writing that! You mean, it wasn’t already illegal? I feel safer already. There goes Cher’s sex life anyway…
Eric Lippert on Quines
I might integrate some of the ideas from this into my own engine.
Matching names to ethnic groups regardless, it’s nice to see so many irish names in there :-)
Je suis desolé : c’est en français.
Windows (2000 and onwards at least) has a built-in grep! Surely a hidden gem.
Putting yourself in the other guy’s shoes. Sobering.
Pining for Aspects and/or Closures in Python
I’ve never got why Kerry gets such a hard wrap on this. He and Bush are human, and will flip-flop. What Lord Keynes said, and all that.
Good advice, most definitely.
The descendents of the sane, Redmondite side of Irish Unionism.
Possibly the coolest guy in South Africa: check out the software bounties page.
Oh my! It seems the loons have finally taken over in the US
One word: wow.
The computer industry fesses up to the music and film industy that DRM just doesn’t work and that it was all just a ruse to stomp them. (Humour)
A Flash version of the Infocom classic up on the BBC website. Brings back memories…
And strange as it may sound to some people coming from me, but Go Microsoft!
With any luck, this’ll help the anti-patents groups.
A free online WYSIWYG HTML editor. It doesn’t support standards, but it might be retrofittable to do so.
I downloaded this last night to take a look. It was embarrassing. I don’t know what was worse: the acting, the beards, or Guido’s haircut. As a pythonista, I’m ashamed.
I’ve been using this for a while and thought I’d throw up a link. It’s excellent.
Go on! It’s fun! And there’s nothing wrong with a bit of nostalgia.
Steve Meretzky’s adventure game company.
And if you don’t get that, then you don’t eat Irish/UK sweets.
An excerpt from Paul Graham’s “Hackers and Painters” on why hackers dislike the IP laws, and unruliness is good.
Given a word, a random word, what can you write in sixty seconds? Try it.
So, MS still says IE7 is only going to be available to XP users. Hey kids! Can you say M-O-N-O-P-O-L-Y? Yet another good reason to change to just about any other modern browser, if not another OS.
That’s in french, but the gist is that the thieves stole two diamonds, worth EUR6mil and EUR5.5mil each, between 3pm and 3:15.
An examination of how code can suck, and why.
A great Calvin and Hobbes ‘toon on Crooked Timber
The comments API and comments RSS stuff might come in useful.
Eric Lippert explores the benefits of doing breath-first searches rather than depth-first, and points out their relationship with queues and stack.
BT Exact boffin (sniff sniff, is that bias I smell?) Graham Whitehead complains the Inturweb is dying ‘cause it’s dumb and flexible rather than smart and rigid (phone system, anybody?) so people and do stuff with it and corporations can’t control it. Aw!
Interesting music video. Song’s pretty funky too.
Which is, um, a bit broken itself.
Manifestos a-go-go. Blurb: ChangeThis is creating a new kind of media. A form of media that uses existing tools (like PDFs, blogs and the web) to challenge the way ideas are created and spread.
Just ignore that link, ok? It’s maintainence work.
Army was against it, seen as liberation project, world protested it, caused economic stress at home, etc., etc.
Check out and zoom in on any part of the world in real time. Pretty cool!
Common Function Library Project: An attempt to build a repository of useful ColdFusion UDFs.
The language geek in me just couldn’t help it!
Spooky is right!
When this is mature, it should remove certain people’s excuses for not using version control.
Like Subway, but it’s still more mature and commercial.
A cross-platform SVN GUI client.
A VS.NET addin for SVN.
An Eclipse plugin that adds Subversion integration to the Eclipse IDE.
Subversion SCC provider: not available for download yet, but might end up being good.
SVNScc is an SCC Provider that works with programs the use the MS Source Code Control API.
Like the PushOk SVN SCC proxy, but free for download
Its first OpenSource release, I think.
I’m heartbroken, really. This is a bad, bad day.
But then, that’s nowhere near as bad as the Republicans in the US congress attempting to legalise torture in a roundabout way through Extraordinary Rendition.
Oooh! I’d enter this if my Inform wasn’t so rusty. I’d even order a copy of the Inform Designer’s Manual if I could get everything done for it in time.
Another excellent essay. What more can I say?
You know, it’s this same kind of hate that lead to the Holocaust.
Kieran at Crooked Timber has more important things to say on the Horsefeathers letter. Rightwingers should read what he writes: the perspective of a thinking Irishman would be enlightening. We has something called the Troubles here, you know.
I feel no shame in sounding sad: I agree wholly with Charles. It’s just nice to write nice, sunny conditionals. The code just reads better with them. After all, Perl has to have at least one redeeming feature…
I’ve been looking for this for ages.
One of my favourite C-64 games ever (and a finer platformer you won’t find) makes its merry way onto a mobile phone near you!
If you’re of even slightly conservative or squeamish, DO NOT FOLLOW THAT LINK! But if you’re willing to subject yourself to what I can only describe as Jackass, but about sex, and actually funny, then follow!
I think I found and passed this on to Brietta a while back. Can’t remember. But I’m logging it anyway.