Monthly disclaimer

The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Daily links for 10/31/2010

Thorn “Thorn is a dynamically-typed concurrent language in which lightweight isolated processes communicate by message passing. Thorn includes powerful aggregate data types, a class-based object system, first-class functions, an expressive module system, and a variety of features supporting the gradual evolution of prototype scripts into robust programs. For an introduction…

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Daily links for 10/29/2010

China has the top supercomputer in the world but it still runs Linux – Computerworld Blogs “The bottom line, when speed and reliability is what you have to have, Linux is the operating system you have to use.” tags: linux china Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links…

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Updated open source presentation

Last spring I gave a talk at OSBC called “Asking the Hard Questions About Open Source Software.” Since that time I’ve given the talk several times to customers and partners, have added some more material about IBM’s use of open source, and tweaked it here and there. Unfortunately, I never…

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Daily links for 10/28/2010

Barnes & Noble unveils Nook Color | Crave – CNET “We’ll reserve final judgment for our actual, hands-on review of the Nook Color next month. That said, just looking at the features and price point, it seems that the new Nook Color will be staking a strong claim in the…

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Math and the iPad: Mathination

From time to time I do a little survey of the math applications that have been made available for the iPad. I haven’t had time lately to really look through the full set of what has become available in the last couple of months, but Matthew Self, author of Mathination,…

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Daily links for 10/26/2010

Blogging Pitfalls: Why Blogging Can Be Bad for Your Health | BloggingPro “Since most of us blog while sitting down, which puts almost no strain on our body, a 145 lb person will burn about 99 calories per hour typing. That makes it only 40 calories per hour more than…

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Daily links for 10/25/2010

Scott Laningham : #developerWorks podcast “Rod Smith, Vice President of Emerging Technologies, IBM Software Group,  and Jason Gartner, IBM’s Director of Java Technologies talk about this week’s news on the IBM and Oracle agreement to cooperate on OpenJDK.” tags: developerworks podcast open jdk Multnomah County dumps Microsoft in favor of…

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Rotating header images for a WordPress theme

This entry is rather technical and is meant for those who deal with tinkering with WordPress-based websites. I recently switched from the Atahualpa theme for WordPress to the TwentyTen theme that started being shipped as the default with WordPress 3.0. Atahualpa is an admirable piece of work but because it…

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Daily links for 10/24/2010

W3C updates HTML5, makes math easy – Computerworld “The W3C has updated its MathML standard for rendering mathematical notation on Web pages to better portray basic math symbols, as well as render mathematic symbols in more languages.” tags: w3c html5 math How Qt could bring better third-party software to Ubuntu…

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