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LinuxFund.org: We are the kind folks who fund open source

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-19 22:49 (permalink)

AaronSw: Wait a sec, they pay you to write open source code? Awesome!
AaronSw: Ooh, they even have a credit card and you get a free plush Penguin for applying!
AaronSw: They decided to fund the BitTorrent P2P Project
AaronSw: They also let you vote on which project gets the money.
AaronSw: The Linux Public Broadcasting Network looks interesting: "The result of co-operative broadcasting allows all participants to get video and audio streamed over the Internet."
AaronSw: Go ahead and Register to apply for a grant or vote.

Iconic Communication

posted by Morbus at 2001-11-19 22:47 (permalink)

Linux Jewelry

posted by Morbus at 2001-11-19 22:46 (permalink)

Morbus: Oh... my... god.

DAV: scheme not only a waste, but also invalid

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-19 22:09 (permalink)

XUL Tutorial

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-19 21:40 (permalink)

AaronSw: Script it with Python.
AaronSw: Lean how with an article from Uche
Morbus: Or try a WebTechniques Article
Morbus: Enhance your XUL with a javascript library of common routines
Morbus: Or heck, play around with sidebars with instructions from Netscape
Morbus: And learn about XPToolkit.

Cam Blogs Some Stupid Stuff

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-19 21:05 (permalink)

AaronSw: Like this stupid march on Washington.

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-19 18:57 (permalink)

AaronSw: This book is so beautiful...
AaronSw: By Walter Wick, the photographer of the I Spy series.


posted by sbp at 2001-11-19 02:55 (permalink)

sbp: Larry Wall is the only person I know who can put "I am Larry Wall" in his Geek Code

Larry Wall Quotes ...

posted by sbp at 2001-11-19 02:44 (permalink)

sbp: Wonderful stuff
sbp: """double value; / or your money back! / short changed; / so triple your money back! / --Larry Wall in cons.c from the perl source code"""


posted by sbp at 2001-11-19 02:23 (permalink)

sbp: """A typical [Python] program requires less then one-third the amount of source code than any of the C derived languages, including Java."""
sbp: """Python offers programmers conciseness, simplicity, and the short test cycle benefits of an interpretive environment. These features combine to enable rapid prototyping with more building and less writing."""
sbp: """Unlike Java, Python does not force the user to use object-orientation (Lutz, 1996, p53). As a result, the simplest programs are really simple."""

A subjective analysis of two high-level, object-oriented languages

posted by sbp at 2001-11-19 02:14 (permalink)

sbp: Comparing Python to Java
sbp: """The console test was impressive to me: Java's performance was astonishingly bad. Combined with the long initialisation time, this makes Java a completely unsuitable language for streams-based programming."""
sbp: """[...] in order to do nothing in python, you write exactly that -- nothing. In order to successfully start up and do nothing in Java, you have to have a class definition with the correct name, with a main method..."""

Language Shootout Compressed Source Code Size

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-19 02:03 (permalink)

AaronSw: Zooko does some interesting measurements.
AaronSw: He uses stuff from the language shootout to do his tests.

Beta of New Google Toolbar

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-19 01:54 (permalink)

AaronSw: Let's you "rate" web pages

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