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Recent posts

SciPy’06: First Morning

Guido van Rossum’s Keynote Python 2.5 coming Real Soon (Sept 12) Python 3000 is a brand-new revision of the language Name chosen as a dig at Windows 200...
August 17, 2006

Ambient Tech Talks

Ambient Vector has started a series of tech talks. Their first guest was Nick Koudas, from U of T. May seem like a small thing, but there haven’t been as m...
August 16, 2006

The Trouble With Normal

We were listening to Bruce Cockburn on the way up to the cottage last Friday. “Lovers in a Dangerous Time”, “Rumors of Glory”, “Wondering Where the Lions Ar...
August 16, 2006

SciPy and Software Carpentry

I’m flying down to CalTech this evening to give a talk on Software Carpentry at SciPy’06. There’s been a fair bit of traffic on the web site in the last cou...
August 16, 2006


Buildix (from ThoughtWorks) shows just how commoditized web-based project management tools have become. It’s basically Linux-on-a-CD with Subversion, Cruise...
August 16, 2006