Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ubuntu Linux

So I updated my netbook today from 9.10 to 10.4 LTS. Daaaaamn it's running sweet! I'm going to buy 20 more CD's from them and give them out to people. Check out the Ubuntu link on my side bar for a peek.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Worst Company in America

Congratulations to Comcast, they have won the Golden Poo Award. All those nights on vent hearing guildies complain about Comcast, all those grumblings in the chat channels, and I can say this is no surprise to me.

Gratz Comcast!

Glad I have dsl. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Interesting article...

Apparently the man who co-invented the UNIX operating system and C programming language was not allowed to submit code at his job. Ken Thompson was working at Google to create the programming language Go.

This amusing tale can be found here.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Old Books...

So I found this old book at work and it's been pretty interesting. Understanding the Professional Programmer by Gerald M. Weinberg. Some how I get the feeling it used to be a text book but either way it's the 1982 hard back copy.

I've been reading this book a chapter a day roughly during the work days to get any nuggets of information I can from it. Someone who retired from where I work had made good use of it judging from the book marks.

So far the best thing I found in the book was the Preparation H test for software. It asked a series of questions about programs you may have to maintain. The best question was "Does it give me a pain that only Preparation H can relieve?"

It's safe to say there is gold in them thar old books!