Embedded programming languages

A long time ago when I first started at IBM I used an editor named XEDIT that ran under the VM/CMS operating system on mainframes. It was a fullscreen, line-oriented editor that looks primitive now but was quite sophisticated in its time. One of the best things about it was…

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Daily Links for Friday, November 6, 2009

Macintosh Switchers Guide: Moving from Windows to the Mac Macworld / Harry McCracken Moving from a Windows PC to a Mac–at the office or at home–presents the same kinds of opportunities and challenges. It requires some up-front effort: Transferring your data from your old machine to your new one, getting…

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Update on antisocial bookmarks

About once a month I publish an entry about what I’ve been calling antisocial bookmarks, the saving of links to articles, blog entries, websites, and documents to a blog without using a service like Delicious or Diigo. My last entry, at the end of August, was called “More thoughts on…

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Daily News for August 14 – Morning Edition

Linux and Netbooks Dell: Linux v Windows netbook returns a ‘non-issue’ The Register/Gavin Clark “Dell has delivered a dose of reality for both Microsoft and the Linux community on the subject of netbooks. Speaking at OpenSource World, a Dell executive deflated Microsoft’s enthusiasm for making a case out of the…

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Daily Links 06/30/2009 (p.m.)

Red Hat Announces Premier Cloud Provider Certification and Partner Program to Enable Wider Enterprise Cloud Adoption “The Red Hat Premier Cloud Provider Program has been established to address the increased interest in cloud computing from Red Hat customers, both in building virtualized internal infrastructure systems and extending their applications into…

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Daily Links 06/04/2009 (p.m.)

Microsoft to plug holes in Windows, IE, Word, Office and Excel | Security – CNET News “Affected products include Windows 2000, XP, XP Professional edition, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office and Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for the Mac. Other affected software…

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Daily Links 03/04/2009 (p.m.)

Why Open Computing matters for Government IT :: PublicTechnology.net “What then does open computing mean to governments – and what might it be worth considering when specifying requirements? Simply put – adopt open standards to avoid being locked-in to any one IT vendor, ensure the software you use fully implements…

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My current WordPress plugins

From time to time as I upgrade this blog to newer versions of WordPress, I also look and see if there are updated or just new-to-me plugins that will augment how the blog is presented or managed. Sometimes I need to drop plugins because they are no longer being supported…

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Daily Links 12/10/2008 (a.m.)

Black Duck Dispels Top Five Open Source Myths “The third myth Black Duck sets out to dispel is that there are only a few billion lines of open source code out there. However, “This figure is an order of magnitude too low,” the Black Duck study said. “There are tens…

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Optimizing the site

At lunch I found myself reading the ACM Queue article “High Performance Web Sites” and wondering how sutor.com would stack up. Obviously it’s not a site that gets millions of hits, but it does all right for itself. So I read through it and author Steve Souders’ ten recommended best…

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Daily Links 09/07/2008 (a.m.)

Chrome’s JavaScript challenge to Silverlight | Business Tech – CNET News “The biggest rival for Microsoft‘s next-generation Silverlight Web technology will be JavaScript, not Adobe Systems’ ubiquitous Flash, according to experts speaking at Microsoft’s Tech.Ed conference here.” tags: OB, JavaScript, Google, Microsoft

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Daily Links 08/26/2008 (p.m.)

Browsers and Privacy Microsoft to add privacy features to IE8 – Network World Safari introduced similar features in 2005. tags: OB, IE, Safari, browser, privacy Stealther :: Firefox Add-ons “If there are times you want to surf the web without leaving a trace in your local computer, then this is…

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links for 2006-09-02

PrettyPrinter.de, an online pretty printer for PHP, Java, C++, C, Perl, JavaScript, CSS (tags: php javascript programming) Microsoft tries to patent system ‘for selecting and conjugating a verb’ (tags: microsoft) OpenOffice goes Premium “Now, a group of OpenOffice enthusiasts have released OpenOffice Premium, a new bundle that includes the OpenOffice…

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links for 2006-07-27

Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics Via Chris DiBona’s talk at OSCON. (tags: google web) dojo, the Javascript Toolkit: brought to you by the Dojo Foundation (tags: ajax javascript opensource) Yahoo! Developer Network Home – Welcome! Code goodies from Yahoo. (tags: ajax software web2.0 webservices) BEA, IBM, Oracle, SAP Ramp SOA…

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links for 2006-06-23

Blogging and Social Bookmarking Add Links for Del.icio.us, Digg, and More to Blog Posts Code for adding social bookmarking links to your WordPress blogs. (tags: blogging wordpress) Digg, Furl, del.icio.us posting in PHP and Javascript (tags: blogging php) Changing of the Guard at Novell CRN | Q & A: New…

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links for 2006-05-13

Open Source/Linux tecosystems: Debian, Ubuntu and the Future of Linux Steve O’Grady’s take on the changing Linux landscape and its implications. Must read. (tags: linux ubuntu) WordPress Delicious Cached++ (para WordPress) WordPress plug-in to display recent del.icio.us tagged articles. It is server-side PHP vs client-side JavaScript, so the browser just…

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aDesigner from IBM alphaWorks

When I was in Japan a couple of weeks ago I got a great demonstration of some of the current and upcoming accessibility technologies coming out of the IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory. One of these is aDesigner, “a disability simulator that helps Web designers ensure that their pages are accessible…

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My WordPress plug-ins

Periodically I do a post about which Firefox extensions I’m currently using and I just noted two that I’m trying out. (Colorful Tabs will stay, not so sure about Performancing.) I thought today I would mention which WordPress plug-ins I’m using for this blog. First of all, there are hundreds…

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Open Standards vs. Open Source, Part 3: Open Source Software

Part 1: Standards Part 2: Software Part 3: Open Source Software Part 4: The SOA Connection I want to jump to the punch line even before I make some definitions: open source software is something that you need to consider very seriously. This is true whether you are a user…

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Dressing for breakfast

Sometimes I really wonder about myself (that’s not an excuse for you to comment). Today, Saturday, I am flying home from Oslo via London and Chicago. My flight from Norway was at 7:50 AM, and so I got up at 4 AM in order to catch the ‘FLYBUSSEN‘ (bus) to…

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AJAX and Eclipse

There’s some new news and information about Eclipse and AJAX. First, the news. eWeek is reporting that IBM has proposed the AJAX Toolkit Framework Project to Eclipse. See the article “IBM Proposes Open-Source AJAX Project to Eclipse”. Second, there are two relatively new articles on developerWorks to help you get…

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Working on the site, outside and web-wise

This weekend I’ve been working on sutor.com as well as various outdoor projects. Let’s start with the website. The main thing I’ve been doing with the website is installing a new photo album, the code for which I’ve written myself after a lot of JavaScript study on the web. Every…

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