Inklings in May 2008
OMG! OMG! OMG!
Been there (IP range blocking), it’s a pain.
I can point my kids towards this when I’m old, grey and balding… :-)
Echos of a future revolution in electronics and computing. Expect to be hearing more about these in the future.
I learned an awful lot from this. I never realised ctags could be so useful! Not that you want Exuberant Ctags, so check that that’s the version of of ctags installed on your box.
The 25 variant of this is played up home in Sligo. I must learn to play it properly some time.
I just love it when a plan comes together. :-)
Very tempting. I’ve been looking for a nice Mini-ITX box for a while now.
Of interest to me primarily because it shows how to create a Debian package.
Not because I use symfony, but because I use lime.
Must get my credit card sorted so I can get a copy of this. Stupid PayPal not supporting Laser! Grrr!
On how lax hiring practices can slowly sink your team/company.
A great talk by Joe Armstrong
I keep on forgetting this stuff!
I’d like GrassSnake to have a notification plugin that uses Growl for notifications over a network.
And on the Linux side…
The serf library is a C-based HTTP client library built upon the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library. It multiplexes connections, running the read/write communication asynchronously. Memory copies and transformations are kept to a minimum to provide high performance operation.
A better libcurl for HTTP? Maybe.
The question is, what messages do the Irish cities send?
Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone, not just for computer scientists. To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to every child’s analytical ability. Just as the printing press facilitated the spread of the three Rs, what is appropriately incestuous about this vision is that computing and computers facilitate the spread of computational thinking. Computational thinking involves solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior, by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science. Computational thinking includes a range of mental tools that reflect the breadth of the field of computer science.
The guy seriously needs to get back on whatever meds he’s stopped taking…
Now this, kids, is sensible and informed.