Access Matters

Programmers have a saying, “Linus’ Law”: “given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow”. This makes it all the more concerning that during the oil leak disaster in the Gulf, access has been restricted for reporters and scientists. Lets hope the news that the leak is almost over is true. The cleanup will take years. Related: […]

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Yesterday was a big one for newspaper companies

The Journal Register Company, which is running a forward thinking project focusing on newspaper production, reached an important landmark yesterday, and published their newspapers using open source tools. Read about it from Jeff Jarvis and on the Journal Register’s blog about the project they have appropriately titled, “The Ben Franklin Project”. The work that The […]

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On finding the time to learn

Zen and the Art of Programming: Antonio Cangiano, Software Engineer & Technical Evangelist at IBM: “The Pursuit of Excellence in Programming” Related: rc3.org: “Becoming a better programmer takes exercise” Derek Silves: “After 15 years of practice…” Peter Norvig: “Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years”

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Happy 4th of July!

I hope you are having a great 4th of July weekend. Yesterday was a big one here, hanging out with family and friends. The parade was fantastic, and it was capped by one awesome fireworks display. They were lighting off directly above us. Some days I can’t help but feel like the luckiest person in […]

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