Borland Together to go .NET: While reiterating its commitment to Java, Linux, and the general concept of cross-platform-ness, according to this News.com article, Borland appears to have unveiled the first tool in its .NET strategy (they’d already made the general commitment to support .NET). Although no details are yet available on Borland’s site, it appears […]
Casey Chesnut has written a client for the Pocket PC Phone Edition that records your voice, shoots it off to a .NET Web Service running a speech recognition engine, and returns the results to your client. The best use of this is certainly for constrained input, not continuous speech recognition. Is there a killer app? […]
Dot-com tell-all Website sued by former CEO. The ex-CEO of a now-defunct company for which I worked is trying to quash Fabian Gonzalez’ iMind Parody Site for detailing how the company burned through $15M in investment while having employees share toilet-cleaning duty. Substance abuse; first class plane tickets, five-star hotels and limos on a bottomless […]
Baby sleep aid says: “I hate you”. “a Vancouver, Wash., family discovered that the toy they unsuspectingly attached to their son’s crib utters the words “I hate you” amid the rhythmic ocean sounds designed to lull the baby asleep.” Link Discuss (Thanks, Jeremy!) via [Boing Boing Blog] This brings back fond memories of the time […]
Installed Simon Fell’s pingback client for Radio. Yep! It works like a charm. Awesome. Okay, so much for my Trackback server! I guess I’ll re-implement it as a pingback server!
Esoteric computer languages. Anyone who hasn’t seen this already should check it out. This site is sort of a clearing house for bizarre programming languages, designed either to annoy the user or to explore odd programming paradigms (often both). My personal favorites are Unlambda (functional programming in hell) and Befunge (two-dimensional control constructs, anyone?). Another […]
Top Ten Vulnerabilities of Web Applications Well worth reading.
Bacteria Memory. Scientists have successfully stored information into artificial DNA strands and injected them into bacteria that maintained the data by reproducing. via [The Daily Nugget] So… has anyone done the obvious corollary to this and looked for a smiley face embedded in the human genome?
25 Pathetic Attempts to Make .NET Look Bad Fun stuff, especially the comments.
Met with Serguei Dmitriev and Eugene Belyaev of JetBrains, the makers of IDEA, the best IDE for Java. I was trying to show them some of Marin, but just as we got to the ocean, it started pouring. “We’re from Russia,” they said, undeterred. We walked for, oh, 3 minutes before retreating to a bar […]