Monthly Archives: August 2003

“The situation is made worse since there’s so little effective mentoring in the industry from old-salts who are good at making a religion of the K.I.S.S. principle and making fun of the wealth of bloated, crappy, yet slow-to-fail stall-ware projects … Continue reading

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Arvind tells me that “waugh-waugh!” means “that was cool!” in Hindi. Sweet! I found another definition of this colloquial phrase on the Interweb: waugh-waugh Also written as wah-wah, an appreciative exclamation, sort of like wow, but without the uggestion of … Continue reading

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A bit of New South Wales local politics to brighten your day: “The Australian Hotels Association, its allies in the gaming industry, and of course the brewing companies which earn millions from selling their products to wife-beaters, drink-drivers and date … Continue reading

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Alex pointed out the Qt4 article on dot.kde.org. Interesting stuff, which sounds surprisingly familiar to anyone who’s worked with GTK+/GNOME: “Qt 4 will not be one library, “Qt Kernel lib comprising tool, io, thread classes and QObject/QKernelApplication “Qt GUI lib … Continue reading

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KDE in New Zealand: “Desktop Linux has made a small inroad into New Zealand business with the news that BGH Group is installing 67 Linux thin clients into offices around the country. [...] Some thin clients will be used as … Continue reading

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Here’s some random crack done during build testing last week. Just grab the new image and replace gnome-main-menu.png in your $prefix/share/pixmaps/ directory. Looks okay on a transparent panel, too. Ah, the wholesome goodness of rectangular panel object support. Thanks Mark! … Continue reading

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So, all you pansy, mouth-breathing, “ooh, ooh, the aliens are so advanced” apologists can just shut your traps right here. There is a deep, abiding message in Goldblum’s viciously efficient attack on the alien invaders in ID4: Don’t fuck with … Continue reading

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Warrior Snorp.

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See, I am wonder Mike and I like to say hello, To the black, to the white, The red and the brown, The purple and yellow. But first I gotta bang-bang the boogie to the boogie, Say up jump the … Continue reading

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John Carmack is a less-is-more kind of guy. Doesn’t this sound familiar? “To simplify a game, you have to not listen to your customers. They know your product and really know what they want to add to it… It’s always … Continue reading

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