· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · April
· · · · 30 (2 entries)

Warm OSS Glow · I see that NetBeans 6.1 is out. It’s a nice enough re­lease (MySQL im­prove­ments, sur­prise sur­prise), but here’s what touched me. I don’t know how many oth­er OSS projects do this, but I got an email this morn­ing from qa@net­bean­s.org: “We'd like to in­form you that the fol­low­ing is­sues you re­port­ed have been ad­dressed in the new version” and list­ing four bugs I’d filed. What a nice touch.
PDML + Twitter · I made a Twit­ter feed called @PDML. The let­ters stand for Pentax-Discuss Mail­ing List, which I read with plea­sure; a high-volume, row­dy, en­joy­able gag­gle of cam­era geek­s. One of the things they do is post nice pic­tures, which are iden­ti­fied with a sub­ject line start­ing “PESO:” for Pic­ture Every So Often (and some­times “GESO:”, G for Gallery). @PDML has those posts’ first hy­per­link and as much of their con­tent as can be stuffed in­to 140 bytes. It’s a nice low-volume Twit­ter feed, less than five pix a day on av­er­age. I be­lieve this is what the cool kids call a “Mashup”. A very slow one, but stil­l ...
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