My MalmÃ¶ buddy Isak blogs, too. In the tracked-back post here, he tells about Martin Fowler‘s idea of post-modern programming. Mr. Fowler is a computer book author, and he wrote Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, a nice book. It made me find a great list of “refactoring smells”, which is Fowler-speak for indications […]
bbPress is the new forum software from the folks who created WordPress. It is bound to be great. On the homepage they make five commitments: 1. Open Source, always and forever 2. Less (code) is more 3. Simplicity is a feature 4. Speed and security are the foundation of any good user experience 5. Put […]
The Open Directory Project: The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. Anyone can be an editor of a subcategory of the catalog, making small edits, refusing bad submissions and so on. I noted that the […]
“FIGlet is a program for making large letters out of ordinary text”. If you have ever seen .nfo files distributed with cracked games, you have probably seen the “large letters”. In the past these letters were an art form spawned by the limitations of the terminal, and with the BBS’es it got big, cool and […]
Auto Shutoff Comments lets you close the comments submission after X days. It is now activated here at the site, mostly for spam reasons.
Ah! New stuff is so good to me. The Phpizer plugin for WordPress puts some atmosphere in posted PHP code. Now I might even post code examples on the site. [php] phpinfo(); [/php] Try that at home, kids. Be sure to have an adult at hand to debug it.
**w00t!** Putting an end to comment spam troubles. Now, this website sports new technology to combat the lurid zen-like spam comment messages that accompany URLs to poker and gambling websites, namely Jonas Bohlin‘s great freely available WP plugin called Jobolito Turing Test. Jonas says: This plugin distinguishes beetween human posters and machine posters. It does […]
Cool old computers. The net belongs to antiquities.
Tofu is a MacOS X app that does a few things to text, to make it more readable: In Tofu, text is arranged in columns, and each column is only as high as your window. So lines are nice and narrow, they don’t move about vertically, plus your text is now in easy-to-digest chunks. You […]
OK. I went and did it: got a Linux live CD ISO file, burnt it, and ran it on an old laptop. It all started with an old Knoppix CD I had lying around (thanks Erik in Lund!), and late one evening, I inserted it into the old laptop, which by the way is a […]