The release of IronPython is, in and of itself, A Good Thing. But maybe the best thing is that it’s a shared-source release with a very reasonable license. Not because I’m a utopian about the quality of open source, but because I really quite like the code structure. Apropos my dismay that there is not […]
Amazon has released “Unbox,” their video purchase / download service. TV shows are $1.99 each and you get $1.99 rebate on your first purchase. They’ve got all 3 seasons of Star Trek and I’m greatly tempted to have colorful glowing brains wagering quatloos (until Kirk teaches ’em what real wagering’s all about) just a mouse-click […]
The September 1st issue of SD Times contains two opinions on Ruby, “It Isn’t All A Gem,” by Andrew Binstock and my “Crossing the Chasm.” Allen Holub’s column “Just Say No to XML” is also provocative. As usual, surface disagreements belie underlying agreements: there is nothing that either Andrew or Allen says that I think […]
A commenter on a recent post asked a question I get quite a bit, namely, “What’s the market in Hawai’i for high-tech professionals?” The short answer is that in Honolulu it’s great and that every place else in the state it’s poor. Honolulu’s a million-person city and has banks and industry and a university and […]
BookMooch is a good idea — give a book, get a point, get a book, take a point — but the logistics proved too off-putting for me. Not that they were egregious, but given my life, the last thing I need is another errand on my “to do” list.