I think programming languages need the complement to “deprecated.” It’s for those moments when “
Revell models. With the plastic trees that you twisted every numbered part out of? Rubber glue, Testor paint? If I were to make a reference to this experience as a metaphor, would anyone under the age of 40 know what I was talking about?
Is there any utility that displays on your task bar all the applications running within your Virtual PC / VMWare / Remote Desktop Session? I’d really like such a utility. It ought to be possible, at least if the virtual machine is network-reachable. If I felt that I could sell more than a couple hundred for […]
<a href=”http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/archive/2007/Jul/DSCN1003_L.jpg”” target=”_blank” atomicselection=”true” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Since I blogged the pause and restart of Pu’u O’o, for completeness I will report that the eruption on The Big Island of Hawai’i has not only returned, it’s in probably the most visually exciting phase it’s been in in years. After the Father’s Day earthquake swarm, the lava being […]
Kurt Schrader wonders if he’s the first person to hit a point in a Rails app where he wonders if he’s “finally hit the point where the cost of maintaining our code in Ruby is higher than the savings by writing it in Ruby in the first place?” He says that: He misses the refactoring […]
Huh. I just received a link in email to “my” August issue of Dr. Dobb’s Journal. I’m not going to post the link I got, since it’s undoubtedly linked to me, but can anyone access http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cmp/ddj0807/index.php? It’s a Flash-based interface, but even when viewed in profile, full-screen (1050 x 1680), it’s annoyingly fuzzy: Which zooms […]
Google is joining Intel in putting more cash into the kitty for the Turing Award. To me, $250K is nonsensical — you should either go for the million (Who Wants To Be A CS Millionaire?) or maintain the super-coolness of the <a href=”http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/aboutus/jcfields/fields_medal.html”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Fields Prize (cash value: $15000 Loonies).
Come and get it P.S. I really, really like this use of VPCs.
I’m not a big fan of Eclipse — I’m an Europa, this year’s coordinated release of components for Eclipse, is now available.
The very good Threading Building Blocks library from Intel, released last year around this time as 1.0 and being updated soon, has been <a href=”http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20070724fact.htm%3fiid%3dpr1_releasepri_20070724fact”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>open-sourced by Intel. This is a hardcore C++ template library, but has some great-looking libraries and algorithms (lots of lock-free data structures). I’ve been unable to actually use the […]