2007 - What we have to show for it (besides Halo 3).
Game Of The Year 2007
For me, the game of year is without doubt: Halo 3 (IGN Review)- the only truly epic game, complete with the best soundtrack I’ve heard so far in a video game. Note that I wasn’t a Halo series fan. I thought Halo 1 was a mediocre game, Halo 2 was just “good”, mostly because of the energy sword being so much fun. But after playing Halo 3, I’m now a fan of the...
Google Reader Went Social
In case you haven’t heard, Google Reader went Social. Summary: Add people to your gmail chat/gtalk and you’ll be able to see their Reader’s shared items and they’ll be able to see yours. It’s a great way to not miss interesting blog posts (specially “niche posts” that don’t hit the digg frontpage) and to make sure you get the “news that...
How Not To Organize a Book
rant = “”“ Part 1: Algorithms Part 2: Methodologies Part 3: Applications So for the first two parts I’m supposed to learn about something I dont know what it’s for? ””“
Firefox 3 Beta 2 - Not so fast
Sadly, the most important addon I use, Google Browser Sync is still not compatible with Firefox 3b2. Google needs to stop slacking… or would need to if it had competition :/ Anyway a few other addons I use are also not compatible yet: Google Gears, DownThemAll, Adblock Plus and the Growl addon. Oh well, guess I’ll have to wait in memory leak land for a while - at least until Google...
Free: The Past and Future of a Radical Price
Free: The Past and Future of a Radical Price Chris Anderson, editor of Wired and author of The Long Tail speaking at Nokia World 2007. (via Guy Kawasaki)
TED Talks - Secrets of movement, from geckos and...
Robert Full: Secrets of movement, from geckos and roaches UC Berkeley biologist Robert Full shares his fascination with spiny cockroach legs that allow them to scuttle at full speed across loose mesh and gecko feet that have billions of nano-bristles to run straight up walls. His talk, complete with wonderful slow-mo video of cockroach, crab and gecko gaits, explains his goal of creating the...
News From The Front Of The Second Browser War
* HTML5 * JS2
A List of Open Source Games
A List of Open Source Games (wikipedia) Many of these games are lightweight multiplayer and multi-platform (Linux, Mac, Windows) Personal Picks: Assault Cube Armagetron BZflag FreeCiv Must try: OpenArena Nexuiz
Unicode and Unicode in Python
The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) Unicode in Python How to Use UTF-8 with Python Unicode HOWTO Updated: added more links
Links - How to Name a Name
How to Name a Name (Guy Kawasaki) - What’s My Name - More Words - Word Lab Tools - The Name Game - - How they named companies - Trademark Tips for Your Web App - - United States Patent and Trademark Office - A Study of the Pros and Cons of Company Names - - 10 Company Name Types on TechCrunch: Pros and Cons - - Analysis of “How to Change The World” - - The Name...
From Wikipedia: LOLCODE is a humorous esoteric programming language heavily inspired by structures found in many common programing languages, as modified to be expressed via common terms, stylings and informal spellings found in Internet memes (primarily lolcats) and the communication style found in internet slang, instant messenger chat, and cellphone text messaging (“TXT”) HAI ...