Little by little, stumbling at each step, we prove that we can live up to our ideals. I’m proud to be a Canadian today.
Jon Udell has good things to say about Data Crunching. I’ve been a fan of Jon’s for years; I’m very flattered.
Via Bruce Schneier, this: a contest to write seemingly-innocuous C that actually does something villainous.
I seem to have a lot to say these days… This editorial on Doctor Dobb’s Journal‘s web site is about what to do with the coming wave of multi-core CPUs. (Hint: provide better debugger support.)
The title says it all: the review on Slashdot isn’t as flattering as I’d like, but then, having pointed out the deficiencies of so many other people’s books for so many years, I suppose that’s just fair…
Touchgraph‘s Amazon browser is very cool. Here’s a static reference map for Data Crunching:
The TouchGraph applet makes this interactive, and has a search feature that lets you graph connectivity for other items.
An editorial I wrote on selling open source is up at Doctor Dobb’s Journal. It uses the state of Python web programming frameworks to make a broader point about the need for more egoless programming in the open source world.
From our “wish I’d thought of that years ago” department: Doug Hertle was so worried about his roommates getting into his ice cream that he wrote to Ben & Jerry’s to suggest that they sell their product in padlocked, stainless steel containers. They’ve now met him halfway: you can buy an ice cream bucket lock on their website.
(Doug also suggested making children’s clothes out of Swiffer cloths. He says that since kids get into everything anyway, you might as well use them to clean the house…)
From Jon Udell‘s ever-informative weblog, this screencast shows you how to crack Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) in under ten minutes, and comes complete with a danceable soundtrack. Folks, we have got to do this for Hippo…