30 May

Windows rapidly approaching desktop usability

"Microsoft Windows XP, Home Edition, with Service Pack 2, is a tremendous improvement over previous Windows versions when it comes to stability and appearance, but it still has many glitches that keep it from being competitive with GNU/Linux for everyday users, including a tedious installation procedure, lack of productivity software included with the operating system, hardware compatibility problems, and a price so much higher than any of the Linux distributions I've tested lately that I don't feel this product is a good value for most home or small office users"

NewsForge does a review of the latest edition of Windows XP, comparing it to various Linux distributions. Funny 'cause it's true :)
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19 April

How to Survive a Zombie Attack

Kuro5hin has published a guide on how to survive a zombie attack. Might require some adaptation to local conditions, but well worth a read just in case. You never know...
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18 February

A parent's primer to computer slang

Finally you can understand 1337, too:

A parent's primer to computer slang
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10 February

Odd Comments and Strange Doings in Unix

Fun page from Bell Labs about comments and doings in the Unix source code.
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30 November

Ten Most Wanted Design Bugs

Ten Most Wanted Design Bugs is a compilation of design bugs that have shown up again and again. For instance the "computer shuts off if power is lost for a milisecond" bug:
"If cars modelled this behavior, you might drive your car from New York to Miami, run out of gas in Fort Lauderdale, 10 miles from your destination, and suddenly find yourself back in New York."


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11 November

Fuck the South

Greetings from the northeastern states to the southern states.
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10 November

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

In the improvised series on how to keep demand for developers high, we today proudly introduce How To Write Unmaintainable Code.

Following the simple advice in this essay makes sure that development of a product will take forever, and if it ever reaches the market, a complete rewrite will be necessary for the next version.
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IOCCC Winners

The source code for the winners of the 2004 annual obfuscated c code contest have bene announced. Don't try this at home.
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05 November

Use your illusions

Found a really, really, really annoying illusion. Even loaded the image into the GIMP, and the squares ARE the same shade of gray.
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26 October

bash.org: Quote #349567

A particularly funny quote from the always incredibly funny bash.org
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20 October

Which OS are you?

Apparently this is me:
You are Slackware Linux. You are the brightest among your peers, but are often mistaken as insane.  Your elegant solutions to problems often take a little longer, but require much less effort to complete.

Which OS are you?


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How NOT to go about a programming assignment

How NOT to go about a programming assignment describes how all real programming students work. Almost takes me back to my good old college days.
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