dreaming of a life after cubicles


I thought I was a Dork
December 8, 2006, 10:18 am
Filed under: development, geek, movies

Hollywood’s dumbest depictions of code

Cory Doctorow: Drivl’s list of “What code DOESN’T do in real life (that it does in the movies)” should be turned into a stencil and spraypainted on alternating sidewalk squares leading up to the main gates of every movie studio in LA…

Link (via Global Nerdy)



IE testing made… easier?
December 4, 2006, 9:18 am
Filed under: development, web

davidmcg writes “Finally, Microsoft has made steps to make testing IE6 and IE7 easier for Windows users. Previously, you had to pay for an additional Windows license to legally run both versions of IE for testing purposes. Now Microsoft is making available free Windows XP/IE6 images available for VirtualPC (also free as MS is competing with VMWare). This means that you can run IE6 in a virtual machine while running IE7 on your host machine. The drawback is that the download is set to expire April 2007 … although we are promised new versions will be released. What Microsoft doesn’t mention is that Virtual PC also runs on Windows 2000 (and IE7 doesn’t). Therefore it’s possible to install this Windows XP VPC image on your Win2k machine. You can then update IE6 on the XP image to IE7, testing IE7 without upgrading from Win2k. This is all-around excellent news for web developers.”



MacForge: now over 40,000 Mac open source projects
November 28, 2006, 8:30 am
Filed under: development, geek, mac, open source

November 28, 2006 – 08:00 EST MacTech Magazine today announced that its MacForge Mac open source project index now has over 40,000 projects. MacForge.net was created for not only the experienced open source user, but to introduce the Mac technical community to the wonderful array of projects available. The site also features the ability to filter projects further, search, browse categories, and sort in a variety of different ways. “MacForge was originally created out of necessity, but has quickly become popular among thousands of users looking for open source solutions on the Mac,” said Neil Ticktin, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine. “And, we continue to work hard to keep the community aware of Mac open source projects.”