· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · July
· · · · 02 (3 entries)

Zero · IBM’s Pro­ject Zero looks re­fresh­ing and sane; I won­der if the peo­ple still strug­gling in the WSDL swamp will be al­lowed to take the Zero Op­tion. Of course, there’s this, from the About Pro­ject Zero page: “Com­mer­cial means that this is not an open source project.” [Em­pha­sis theirs]. But... uh... isn’t... what about... oh, nev­er mind.
Finding Things · That’s the ti­tle of my chap­ter in Beau­ti­ful Code, which seems now to be out, not that I’ve ac­tu­al­ly seen a copy. What’s amus­ing me to­day is that Find­ing Things is the chap­ter they’ve picked to post as a free PDF down­load. So, in the event that you’re in­ter­est­ed in the sub­ject but don’t care about what Kerni­han and Bent­ley and Pet­zold and Stein and Don­gar­ra and Cantrill and Mat­sumo­to and all the oth­ers have to say, you can avoid­ing buy­ing the book and do­ing Amnesty In­ter­na­tion­al a fa­vor. I have to say that the Table of Con­tents looks pret­ty im­pres­sive.
The Number of the Rose · The ti­tle refers ob­vi­ous­ly to the Um­ber­to Eco work which any­one who cares about knowl­edge and its preser­va­tion ought to read if on­ly for fun; but the pic­ture refers on­ly to it­self. With ex­e­ge­sis from Lar­ry Wal­l. [Oh, my; give this au­di­ence a chance to in­dulge in lin­guis­tic pedantry and, well, you don’t have to ask twice. If you like this kind of stuff, don’t miss the com­ments.] ...
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