As always, the last weeks of January are present-time for those of us who are judges in the Jolt Awards, which I launched 16 years ago (how old I am. How very old.) This year, two books that I thought were exceptional didn’t make the final ballot: Vincent Maraia’s The Build Master and Michael Scott’s […]
casey chesnut has solved the issue of streaming DivX to the XBox360, apparently even getting decent framerates over 802.11g. Since I recently upgraded to a “pre-N” wireless network (Linksys wrt54gx2 ? highly recommended), I am totally psyched.
I love Geometry Wars on XBox360; it’s a great arcade-style game that’s perfect for killing a couple of minutes. Amazingly, though, it’s apparently one of the few games that distributes its computation across the XBox’s three cores. I find it wildly amusing that something that is essentially an updated “Asteroids” is using three times the […]
O Lazy Web, I Invoke Thee: I am trying to call a function in a DLL that I’ve injected into an arbitrary number of processes. I need to call a function on that instance of the DLL running in the target process. So, I tried… //hookedProcesses == List<ProcessModule> as you’d expect //myDll […]
Because “I’ve got a joystick in my pocket” is way too obvious to describe Levi Strauss’ iPod-ready jeans.
Apple announced the first Intel-based Macs today. Presumably, this will drive down the eBay-arbitrated fair market value of second-hand Macs, especially the FMV of what had previously been higher-end machines but which would now be “good enough to develop on,” machines. Hmmm…
Via Joe Mayo, Via Sam Gentile “Reported by CNET, of all the CERT security vulnerabilities of the year 2005, 218 belonged to the Windows OS. But get this – there were 2,328 CERT security vulnerabilities for UNIX/Linux systems.” My initial reaction to this was that it was apples to oranges, but after examining the original […]
From the MAKE newsletter: there’s a need for a Java-to-C guide–not just the language, but how it’s really used in major apps, how to account for everything you’re importing, best practices like unit testing, packaging, exception handling, etc. It seems perverse at first, but the more I think about it…
Huzzah! IronPython 1.0 Beta 1 is released: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94082d26-e689-4f7f-859b-fec6dacf3ae8&displaylang=en
Andrew Binstock , my colleague at SD Times has a fantastic column on the realities of OSS development. The idea of a community that contributes code (as opposed to contributing bug reports) is largely a myth.