Can the hyperdrive really get off the ground? The answer to that question hinges on the work of a little-known German physicist. Burkhard Heim began to explore the hyperdrive propulsion concept in the 1950s as a spin-off from his attempts to heal the biggest divide in physics: the rift between quantum mechanics and Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
Inklings in January 2006
These allow you to play files encoded with Ogg codecs in Windows Media Player and others.
At the risk of being rude: Software development is nothing like construction. Nothing!
These need proper hinting.
Interesting sequal to War of the Worlds.
A rather funky little soundtracker. It’s almost nine years since I last wrote a tracker, and I think I might try it again.
Monads and monadic I/O for beginners.
As far as I’m concerned, Hannelore is officially a total sweetie and deserves a hug.
Since Venkman, the Firefox JS debugger, doesn’t work on FF1.5, this is a godsend.
XMLStarlet is a set of command line utilities (tools) which can be used to transform, query, validate, and edit XML documents and files using simple set of shell commands in similar way it is done for plain text files using UNIX grep, sed, awk, diff, patch, join, etc commands.
This a style of application I’ve come across a couple of times. The application is primarily a reporting application that gives users real time information about the state of something. It is an active application, in that the users have a lot of control about what kinds of things they are looking at they’re able to drill down in particular areas and generally manipulate their display; however it is still, at least primarily a read-only application.
Jeffrey Zeldman kicks some mighty hypester butt!
Paul Graham hits it on the head.
Python kinda has missed the webdev boat, and for all the worst reasons.
Cool! I remember a few years back reading a scan of an article Wirth did for one of the IEEE (or was it ACM?) journals. Oberon sounded pretty cool.
I hate to say it, but the spud’s probably right: I think we might as a nation use our reputation as “simple folk” to get one over on foreigners.
But so gooood!
…which is why if you’re using source control (and if not, why not?), you shouldn’t use locking.
So Rails isn’t particularly RESTful? No surprises there. Some good ideas here though.
To be fair, I think we can recognise aspects of ourselves in some of these.
Not quite an April fool, but quite funny.
This is not a good thing.
True, but ColdFusion dead? I don’t think so!
A totally gratis version of DB2. There’s no limitations except on the amount of memory the machine it’s runnning on can have and the number of processors.
Eric Sink explains a lot of the things nobody tells you about source control.
An excellent argument against DRM.
We call it “Twenty-five” where I’m from. Always wanted to learn how to play this, but it’s nearly impossible to get into a game!
Rands ponders the complications of managing teleworkers (like me).
Not that she needs it! :-) Some neat Photoshop fun.
When should you fix bugs? Are all bugs worth fixing?
There’s good ideas for everybody in here, not just people able to take early retirement.
If you’re right-wing, know what you’re thinking: “oh, that’s from Crooked Timber, so it must be rubbish”, but do yourself a favour and read it anyway. It’s an interesting discussion on Terry Pratchett and Libertarianism.
The spud considers if, when we ban things, it’s more usually out of an emotional response than for rational reasons.