TechnoTourette: “Hey, how cool, i get to move from an open mature multiplatform language, to a second incarnation of it which now has the benefit of only running on a single platform. Yes, who needs all the frameworks and great tools that were born this side of the fence, they are snappily being ported soContinue reading “I don’t want to hear about it Mr. dotnet”
Robert X. Cringely: “I have written a few Microsoft conspiracy theory columns in my day, but a great one came in this week from reader Andy Hopper who seems to think that Microsoft is lately trying to emulate Apple Computer and might actually build its own PCs. I hardly think so, but Andy gives usContinue reading “Microsoft’s Peculiar Profit Obsession, .NET, and What It All Really Means”
Count the number of people before and after the shift. They differ, how is that possible?
Do you own a Palm, Pocket PC or other HTML capable PDA? Then you definately want to check out MobileRSS. In particular if you read weblogs. You can create a free account there, add some RSS feeds to it and easily sync it with your PDA using for example AvantGo. You’ll get something like thisContinue reading “Mobile RSS”
It’s amazing to see that they can still come up with new features in Eclipse (although some prelimitary Java 1.5 support would be nice). Milestone 5 of Eclipse 3 has some nice new features, such as: Generalize Type refactoring (Hashtable t = new Hashtable(); => Dictionary t = new Hashtable(); ) Introduce Factory refactoring (SelectContinue reading “Eclipse 3.0M5 released”
The second period of the year at university just started and I now got all my results from the previous one: Orientation on teaching: 8.5 (out of 10)Operating Systems 1: 8 (out of 10)Compiler construction: 9 (out of 10) The latter is considered one of the tougher classes in the curriculum and I got aContinue reading “Results for period 1”
John Gray: “First let’s do a gedanken experiment. Take your Windows PC, or your OS X Macintosh, or your Linux box, and freeze it in mid-computation, and save a snapshot of the entire memory image. Maybe you have a 128 MB dump. Now you put on your “software archaeologist” pith helmet, and you spend theContinue reading “Algorithm complexity and modern CPU’s”
I’ve been watching a couple of Quentin Tarantino movies the past couple of days (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill vol. 1). And they are well, interesting. They’re not easy to watch, not right for a cosy night of movie watching. But they’re special alright. The one I liked most so far is Pulp fictionContinue reading “Secrets of Pulp Fiction”
OnLamp (LAMP = Linux Apache MySQL P(HP|erl|ython)) publishes an article about the addoption of Open Source software in the world. How addoption of new things happens usually and how it will happen to open source.
Possibly interesting article about Java Classloaders on OnJava: “In this part, I want to lay the groundwork on which we can start a discussion about dynamic and modular software systems. Class loaders may seem to be a dry topic, but I think it is one of the topics that separate the junior from the seniorContinue reading “Inside Java Class Loaders”