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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · October
· · · · 17 (2 entries)

In A Box · I’ve been inside one of these and, well, you wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time there. Any lover of engineering for its own sake would I think find the box breathtaking; the cooling and power-supply designs are elegant and beautiful, and then the whole thing being wrapped up in an anonymous steel rectangle is into postmodern territory. Suffice it to say that some of the applications for this are things you Just Can’t Talk About, and you can bet those aren’t going to have the snappy green-on-black paint job. Others are going to be graffiti tagging opportunities. Me, I have no idea how big the market is. But I’m glad we built it, because it is just totally drop-dead fucking cool. [Update: Nothing’s real unless it’s on YouTube.] [Update: Nico Williams does the numbers.] ...
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DocWeb · This is Gosling’s latest hack, now online. Internationalization is a big hairy tedious ugly necessary job, and if we can turn some community mojo loose on it, that has to be a good thing. OpenOffice.org has done a good job of building a community around an internationalization effort, so we’re not starting from zero. I’ll be keeping an eye on this.
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