10 GB For Free!

It has happened. After Gmail started offering 1GB of free e-mail space there was no way to stop what now, finally, happened. Haven’t heard it? It’s big news on all big tech sites! “Search Engine News: 10GB of Free Storage Space”:http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050117-194009“C|Net: Company offers 10GB of Net storage, for free”:http://news.com.com/Company+offers+10GB+of+Net+storage,+for+free/2100-1038_3-5537230.html?part=rss&tag=5537230&subj=news.1038.20“TechSpot: Streamload offers free 10GB online storage”:http://www.techspot.com/story16772.html“AnandTech:Continue reading “10 GB For Free!”

Subtext, Visual Programming

I just found about Subtext, Subtext is a programming “language” in which you don’t write code in text. Instead it’s a kind of drag ’n’ drop kind all-through. The “website”:http://www.subtextual.org is kind of empty. No downloads, just a flash visual demo and a paper. This is what it looks like: “Here’s the OOPSLA paper”:http://www.subtextual.org/OOPSLA04.pdf andContinue reading “Subtext, Visual Programming”

Google DigZ Spelling ’n’ Puncies, Aigth!?

“New York Times”:http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/13/technology/circuits/13goog.html?ex=1106283600&en=46e2f70cc4145d1a&ei=5053&partner=NYTHEADLINES_TECH: In the haphazard world of instant messaging and dashed-off e-mail messages, where “kk” isn’t a typographical mistake but just the latest bit of Internet slang (it stands for kays, or O.K.), does anyone really care about style and grammar anymore? Google does. Taking the stance that unorthodox usage and punctuation and slangContinue reading “Google DigZ Spelling ’n’ Puncies, Aigth!?”

Mac Must-Have Software

Since the recent launch of the Mac Mini and more and more people in my surroundings buyings Macs, I thought I’d just list must-have Mac software. So, here it goes: * “Firefox”:http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all.html: the webbrowser of my choice, on Windows, Linux and also Mac OS X.* “Desktop Manager”:http://wsmanager.sourceforge.net: a must-have tool that sets you up withContinue reading “Mac Must-Have Software”

Apple Introduces: iPod Shuffle and Mac Mini

Yesterday night Apple introduced a couple of new products. Most interestingly the “iPod Shuffle”:http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/ and the “Mac Mini”:http://www.apple.com/macmini/. The “iPod Shuffle”:http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/ is a flash-based MP3/AAC player with either 512MB or 1GB of space, quite a lot for an flash-based MP3 player. It’ll be priced at $99 (for the 512MB version) and $149 (for the 1GBContinue reading “Apple Introduces: iPod Shuffle and Mac Mini”

Dynamic Language Buzz

Interesting discussions and/or observations have taken place/have been made in the Dynamic Language world in the past few weeks (even days). “Bruce Eckel”:http://onthethought.blogspot.com/2005/01/thinking-in-ruby-not.html: I’m very happily ensconced in the Python community, and every encounter I have had with Ruby — so far — has not made me see the power in it. I find that it has a less-than-elegantContinue reading “Dynamic Language Buzz”

More Advantages of Web Applications

I’m reading Paul Graham’s “Hackers and Painters”:http://www.paulgraham.com/hackpaint.html, a collection of essays about computer sciences (also suitable for non computer-scientists). Very worthwhile reading, I recommend getting it. Many of the essays can also be found on “Paul Graham’s website”:http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html, but in particular with essays in Paul Graham length, you might just prefer the book. Anyway, theContinue reading “More Advantages of Web Applications”

Web Applications vs Desktop Applications

I’ve been thinking a little about what right place for web applications is. What kind of applications should run in the web-browser and which should remain the usual desktop applications, and most importantly, why? Until “Gmail”:http://www.gmail.com came along it was very simple. If you need something more than a simple form with text-fields and drop-downContinue reading “Web Applications vs Desktop Applications”