Monthly Archives: December 2006

links for 2006-12-18

Inside the Machine “Inside the Machine, from the co-founder of the highly respected Ars Technica website, explains how microprocessors operate — what they do and how they do it.” — Robert Love pointed out this awesome book. (tags: robertlove jonstokes … Continue reading

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bzr gcommit

Brandon just pointed out a new jelmer gem, bzr gcommit along with associated Bazaar GTK+/GNOME integration stuff. Awesome!

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links for 2006-12-14

Gun deaths in rapid decline since buyback “The risk of dying by gunshot has dropped dramatically since the gun buyback scheme was introduced after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, a new report says.” — Fewer guns, fewer dead people. … Continue reading

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More keynote speaker action… ROCK!

32 days to go. Another cat out of the bag! This time it’s Chris Blizzard, keynoting at linux.conf.au 2007… Chris is a director of the Mozilla Corporation, heads up One Laptop Per Child software development at Red Hat, and has … Continue reading

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links for 2006-12-13

Charlie’s Diary: A dirty question “We’re actually facing a national security nightmare: someone has demonstrated the capability to use radiological weapons on the streets of London and we don’t know who they are. (Although we can make a couple of … Continue reading

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links for 2006-12-12

Microsoft-Novell affair: In your face “Bipartisan computing” points to http://www.moreinterop.com/ — Sad to see that Novell is still willing to pimp this mistake, considering Ballmer’s “knife the baby” attitude. He got what he wanted, rolled over, and lit a cigarette. … Continue reading

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links for 2006-12-11

Open Standards Definition Checklist Excellent starting point for an “Open Standards Definition” from Sun, by Susy Struble. Definitely something we’re going to need, considering the nefarious maneuvering from Microsoft around OOXML in recent weeks. Will ECMA adopt something like this? … Continue reading

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links for 2006-12-08

Get Mini and More I keep hearing it: “Mugshot is becoming useful!” … and it really is. It’s pretty cool to see the online footprints of your friends in aggregate — it’s like a very sexy portrait Planet. I would … Continue reading

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links for 2006-12-07

Where Work Is a Religion, Work Burnout Is Its Crisis of Faith “People who are suffering from burnout tend to describe the sensation in metaphors of emptiness — they’re a dry teapot over a high flame, a drained battery that … Continue reading

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QoTD: Shigeru Miyamoto

“So, it’s important for us to acknowledge that we’re prone to be conservative, and in turn surround ourselves with individuals who will help break down our conservatism.” — Shigeru Miyamoto, on designing the Wii controllers

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