Just an update, the Aardvark documentary linked on the last post: really subpar, focuses mostly on random “geekness” of the employees but not on the startup itself (which would’ve been a lot better in my opinion);
People are organizing a C Conference, really curious on seeing how this shapes up;
TED now has an education oriented series, including even a video presented by Adam Savage;
Adding syntax highlighting to static pages using Python and Pygments, useful (at least for me);
A really straightforward Ruby refresher, much quicker than googling, but still misses quite a bunch on introspection;
A TED talk on Copyright Math, shows quite nicely to the public how this industry has completely gone bonkers;
Greg Wilson does an amazing presentation about evidences on Software Development methodologies;
He also published a book called Making Software, which is a result of the work presented above. On my reading list;
Kindle Fire Usability review. Truth be told, 4 users is an extremely small universe for a proper study, but it does provide some nice thoughts;
Here-document, a name for something which I did not know had a name;
A Haskell Tutorial (in video with slides available) by Simon P. Jones;
A new design for Epiphany: Web. Removing almost everything from the chrome, doesn’t look so good to me as of now, I much prefer to have my tabs visible (or almost visible) at any time, instead of switching to a different context everytime;
Gill Dyslexic and Mono Dyslexic are a pair of fonts targeted at dyslexic people. Surprisingly it works quite well for non-dyslexic people;
AddressSanitizer, a new tool based on LLVM to detect memory-related errors in C/C++ programs. Much lighter than Valgrind.
Amazing site with reviews of board games for iPad.
Ziggy’s Games published a list showing income stats for their Android games. Somewhat depressing actually :P
Speaking of Android, apkudo promises to test your application on hundreds of different devices. For free. Should be really helpful with porting, specially with so many different Android devices out there.
Interesting article showing which things are bigger than Turbo Pascal 3.02. Oddly enough, even the Turbo Pascal Wikipedia article is a part of said list.
Netflix CEO talking about lessons learnt. The whole Quickster debacle was ridiculous. But one thing that is not being widely talked about is that this is also the guy responsible for bringing Netflix out to the rest of the world.
Trying out Literate Programming again, this time with noweb.
GammaRay, really awesome application for examining internals of Qt applications using introspection.
Tips on getting media coverage for your game. A few substitutions there and this becomes simply Tips on getting media coverage.
The Prosaic DIY Reality of Software Houses, written by the creator of the Scrivener application. A really nice thing is that problems such as distribution, which used to be quite problematic just a few years ago, are becoming extinct now.