Inklings in October 2004
Humourous observances on programming languages.
An evil esoteric programming language especially for script kiddies.
BASIC meets XML to produce XSL’s bastard cousin.
A mad British homebrew computer from the later ’70s.
A veritable classic amongst esoteric programming languages.
An Open Source CMS
Hmm… the video links on the page are a little broken as I’m looking at it, so you might have to go snooping through the code.
With this kind of dishonesty, how can people trust them?
A potential Google-beater. This one’s big thing being that it can cluster and organise search results by various criteria on the fly, hence the name.
Eretas is on Langmaker! Yay! Must work on making Térnaru fit enough to have it up there.
Aaarrgh! This makes me wish I was back in college again just so as I could enter!
I’m not just talking about google.ie: I’m talking about an actual bona fides R&D unit! w00t!
Here’s hoping that this isn’t just a smoke screen till things are safe and this provision can be passed without anybody noticing. It’s a smart move and removes potentially crucial ammo from the Kerry camp that could be useful during the fina fortnight.
The actual words Mr. Rumsfeld used in his comments on Monday to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York were: ‘To my knowledge, I have not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two.’
Tut tut, Donny! Have you been telling us porkies so far?
It strikes me that there’s a grain of truth in what Kieran wrote: Iraq won’t be another Vietnam, it’ll be an another Northern Ireland. The seeds are similar, and the scenario is playing out similarly. Either Iraq will descend into hell, or the US will be stuck there for a very long time.
Celebrate immaturity. Play every day. Fail early and often. From what I can see, the best scientists and engineers nurture a child-like mind. They are playful, open minded and unrestrained by the inner voice of reason, collective cynicism, or fear of failure.
This sums up exactly how I interpreted Kerry when he mentioned the Global Test. Maybe it’s just my background as a programmer interpreting ‘global’ in this context as having a similar meaning to ‘universal’, ‘comprehensive’, and so on, but it’s the only thing that make sense in the context of what he said afterwards.
On having good URLs.
Looks like something finally stuck:
Environmentalists have called for the withdrawal of a chemical which is a key ingredient in the manufacture of Teflon because of growing health fears. […] At the same time, DuPont is facing another multi-million dollar lawsuit from the US environmental watchdog for allegedly failing to disclose the results of secret water tests in 1984. It faces being fined $27,000 for every day since 1984.
Hicham Dequiedt, 29, was overtaking a lorry on said highway when the car’s automatic speed regulator stuck, AFP reports. Travelling at break-neck speeds and unable to stop the vehicle, Dequiedt alerted the authorities by phone. They quickly broadcast radio alerts and activated electronic warning signs. The police also raised the barriers at the Riom tollgate in anticipation of the satanic Vel Satis making a break for freedom.
Impartial commentary on the coming US election.
I’ve been listening to this online a lot. I’m definitely buying this album when it comes out over here. Check out the video for “Chase Me”.
I’ve seen examples of code the uses the Python XML-RPC library. I guess this is how it makes everything so transparent.
This kicks Macromedia’s overpriced Flex’s ass over fences!
Along with SQLite, there seem to be a lot of the “light” RDBMSs springing up lately.
Looks as if the kryptonite finally got him.
And I was just texting him earlier to try to convince him to use the code I’ve got up on this site to put up a blog and linklog on his own. Well, there’s serendipity for ya!
Read this a while ago, but didn’t post it up. Veen’s blog entry reminded me.
(PDF) Read this a while ago, but thought I’d post it up again. Read it before I wrote my linklog code. Can’t remember where I got the link from. Still, it’s a good paper, and though predominantly targeted towards Java, is worth any CMS developer’s time to read.
Where did the middle go? How polarized politics and a radical GOP have put a chill on measured debate.
Sorry, can’t remember my source! I’ll attribute it if I can remember.
We live in Orwellian times, where obvious falsehoods are asserted brazenly as the truth.
Ireland must continue to pour more cash into R&D and education if it is to remain competitive, a report has claimed.
DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored in plain text files - no database is required.
I have to admire the guy for putting this up on his corporate website.
I’m getting interested in the idea of using continuations in place of a stack.
Nothing new, but worth noting.
To track down and buy. I’ve listened to a lot of tracks from this, and I like it. And no, I don’t feel like a big girlie for liking it. It’s not as if she’s something asinine like Dido or anything.
That’s it: I’m implementing post tagging!
My wierd hobby.
The guys in work really ought to read this with regard to their use of CSS.
Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management.
Modern-day communitarianism began in the upper reaches of Anglo-American academia in the form of a critical reaction to John Rawls landmark 1971 book A Theory of Justice. Drawing primarily upon the insights of Aristotle and Hegel, political philosophers such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Michael Sandel, Charles Taylor and Michael Walzer disputed Rawls assumption that the principal task of government is to secure and distribute fairly the liberties and economic resources individuals need to lead freely chosen lives. These critics of liberal theory never did identify themselves with the communitarian movement (the communitarian label was pinned on them by others, usually critics), much less offer a grand communitarian theory as a systematic alternative to liberalism. Nonetheless, certain core arguments meant to contrast with liberalisms devaluation of community recur in the works of the four theorists named above, and for purposes of clarity one can distinguish between claims of three sorts: methodological claims about the importance of tradition and social context for moral and political reasoning, ontological or metaphysical claims about the social nature of the self, and normative claims about the value of community.
A rather interesting approach to source control. Who says there’s no originality in OSS?
This is disturbing to say the least. Sorry for all the links: I’m clearing a backlog right now.
A send up of the recent Dail reshuffle. Gas!
We were playing this in Webworkhouse last night, and it rocked.
It’s nice to see this freely downloadable again.
If this man doesn’t become US President some time, I’ll eat my metaphorical hat.
The pains of articulating real needs to management.
Spin and twisting things to suit your own ends.
All things to aim for, but I’m sure few of us could in truth say we even fulfill half of these. Sigh.
One of the most dangerous things about Bush, IMO, is his fear that if he’s seen to have doubts, that’ll make him look weak, but as Keynes says: “When the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do?”
The Infinity Machine is an extended speculation. Based on an idea I got from a book I read once, and refined over many years of idle moments, it tries to imagine what the field of computing would be like if computers were able to run infinitely fast.
Bit of a classic, this.
The pains of blogger obsurity.
No, really! Take a look. Kinda worksafe.
Terribly serious commentary on yesterday’s flooding.
Now we know why the yanks can’t shoot straight. :-)