Anders HÃ¸jsted, Danish role-player and game researcher, needs a hand. A few good gamers are needed, to test some game-related things for his final paper. If you know someone who fits these requirements, or fit them yourself, don’t hesitate to phone Anders: 50 53 15 38 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. > Testere sÃ¸ges! > Vi er […]
Lightweight Copenhagen bus Originally uploaded by daen. Daen notes that we’re getting new buses, perhaps. I’d like to see how they’re different from the bus stock we now ride in. But hey, upgrades are cool.
Flickr is a Glidr Originally uploaded by ptufts. Coders Matt Webb and Ben Cerveny are digital age heroes, making a highly interesting thing with playsh, **the playful shell**. Matt [talks about it in his blog](http://interconnected.org/home/2006/03/15/playsh). Tech keywords: the Python programming language, the Twisted framework, fragments of Zope framework, parts of MOO game software LamdaMOO, SSH […]
Joel Spolsky is not impressed by coding conventions. He says something like “When I was program manager on the Excel team…” in a [podcast](http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail207.html) at [IT Conversations](http://www.itconversations.com). Here is a clip where mentions the coding conventions. The clip was made with ITC’s fine PHP tool to “Create a Clip or Excerpt”. Makes me involved.
So, you are using some modules for Ruby, in the shape of [gems](http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubygems/) (read [the book](http://docs.rubygems.org/)!). You need to read the gem’s docs. Instead of Googling, fire up a local pure-Ruby webserver ([Webrick](http://www.webrick.org/)), on a custom port, and view the beautiful RDoc pages there, in their web-native shape! Invoke the thing like this: gem_server Then […]
This weekend I had some wonderful spare time, and I spent some of it reading [Beyond Java](http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/beyondjava/), a book about the Next Language. (Spoiler: It is [Ruby](http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/), or some cool continuations-based project – read: [Seaside](http://seaside.st/) with Smalltalk. But you knew that.) The book is chock-full of kayaking metaphors, which got so irritating they became funny. […]
No Criticism Allowed Originally uploaded by reinvented. Maybe something for upcoming [Fastaval](http://www.fastaval.dk).
John and My Brother with French Fry-Encrusted Corndogs Originally uploaded by newleypurnell. I needed to share this with you, but it’s not even my friends. Via [Jason Morningstar](http://www.meekmok.com/sassy/2006/02/06/bring-them-here-now/).
The [Mongrel](http://rubyforge.org/projects/mongrel/) web server project, in Ruby, by Zed Shaw, is taking shape. With some help from Luis Lavena, Zed’s making his lovely Mongrel run on win32, as a Windows service. The last mail I read at the mongrel-users mailing list had Zed oohing and aahing over the Ruby win32 library: Otherwise it’s incredibly cool. […]