Inklings in November 2004
A decentralised version control system written in Haskell
Save american liberals from four more years of cowboy conservatism!
A rather excellent laucher for Windows. It’s rather a lot like LaunchBar and Quicksilver on the Mac. If I’d a credit card, I’d buy it.
A brilliant webcomic I’m after finding. It follows the adventures of an indie kid, his flatmate, and his robot.
FireDaemon is a utility that allows you to install and run virtually any native Win32 application or script (eg. BAT/CMD, Perl, Java, Python, TCL/TK) as a Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 & Longhorn service.
All the useful stuff from the specification, and enough get yourself up and running if you’re writing software that uses it.
The next thing in technology, says Andreas Kluth, is not just big but truly huge: the conquest of complexity.
The man bows out with great grace.
An old bookmark I thought I should throw up. It’s a set of very powerful, scriptable, yet easy-to-use graph drawing tools.
A more honest map showing what the vote distribution for the election was. It’s better than the stark red/blue by state/county ones being used. But remember population distribution.
So it was the idiots who voted for Bush. ;-) Note: This is meant in a joking manner: the data uses income as a proxy for IQ. While that isn’t altogether unreasonable, it’s not entirely accurate either, so caveat lector and all that.
One of my heroes from my RISC OS days. Sophie rocks!
Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society. We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
This is the whole point behind progressivism. While we may never achieve the great heights we might aim towards, it’s the act of trying, and looking to make those improvements to the human condition that count. And many individuals independantly acting likewise can do it.
A simple task and project manager written completely in Excel macros. And it’s free!
ActiveSpace is a simple to use yet powerful toolkit for building distributed systems in a SEDA like way while reusing powerful messaging middleware and transactional and clustered caching via JCache.
An angry call for the US Democratic Party to embrace what they truly are: an urban party.
So, is this me?
There you go: definitive proof that the whole world sucks. And I’m not complementing Ireland when I say that.
Investors have reacted negatively to Google’s announcement that its growth rate is not sustainable, as competition grows in the internet search engine sector.
Well, duh! What did they expect?
John Waters and Joseph O’Connor refute that stupid Economist article that said Ireland was the best place to live in the world.
The motherlode indeed!
Reboot your lungs.
Myself, Mick, and some of the others discovered a lot of this pretty soon after CIT started using WebSense to filter stuff. It was a lot less hassle than going to the Academic Council and asking them to unblock blocked yet academically valid websites we needed access to.
Mini-essays about human language in its endless kaleidoscope of aspects, such as the social, the mental, the historical, the structural.
I admit: I laughed my ass off.
I’d one—the older model on the right—of these! But the screen died on me, and I couldn’t get it fixed. :-( I’d love to pick up one again if I could.
Hmmm… it looks as though it might not suck quite so much now.