Techie cultural goodness

My Malmö 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 […]

Open Directory Project: almost altruistic

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 – ASCII heaven

“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 […]

Introducing the end of comment spam: Jobolito Turing Test

**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 […]