Tagged as IP Law, Linkpost, Open Source, Operating Systems, Programming Languages
Written on 2007-08-09 19:04:22
So excited right now. So many awesome things happening. I can hardly wait to write the news on the next monday update. Hell with it, I'll post some things I've looked at read or thought about in the last 48 hours.
A couple of things.Kristian Hoegsberg is amazing
I'm starting to think that given time
Ubuntu/Linux can out
. More explanation necessary. I'll get to you. Note that this is not the same as saying they can out-Apple Apple
is...auhweiruhaudsf. Free data
is...oiajdsofiewaofm. People are crazy
. Tim O'Reilly finds the words for the stuff I've been thinking
. Freedom is complicated
, and prescient too! But what about open spectrum
Certain companies actions do make it a legitimate concern
is a genius
and anything he says
. Need to find out what his kool aid is and drink some.
Been thinking about some security with regard to wireless cookies
and WEP Cracking
Still waiting on news of Banshee trunk improvements
.Sun is serious about Open Source
. Maybe more so than anybody else. And yet they still act funky with Java. I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this
.This looks really useful
for next time I encounter data loss. It does happen
Between academics lining up to help
and the German government
, I feel like Wikipedia is going to be pretty hard to make ridiculous generalizations regarding quality about "real soon now". It's not just wikipedia tough. Everyone is getting in on the peer production action
. Peer production will only become more visible.
lots of books that should be written about software. These are some
. This is interesting as a look at where things are\might be headed.
I continue to be torn up about the language wars. Are they in some ways just plain silly? Yes
. All the same, furthering our tools matters. A lot. Competitors still include Erlang
I tend to think of the web server market as being kind of stagnant. Or at least I did until this summer. Of course, I basically just heard about Apache and IIS until this summer. I'd never actually run/setup/worked with web servers until this summer. I kind of feel like that market is in the midst
of a shake up
.Amazon's hardware as a service stuff
just gets more and more interesting as the days go by. We're going to wake up one morning and this will have changed the world.
There are some real shifts happening. There are different work styles
emerging. We'll see what comes of it.
I'm really excited that there is video of Steve Yegge talking online
. I can't believe I haven't looked for some before. He's so damn smart I'll listen to anything he says. It links to all the other OSCON 2007 content too which is great because I've been wondering why GUADEC, OSCON, and Ubuntu Live content is all over t3h int4rwebz. Conferences are good because of mindshare but please share your geniuses keynotes with me. Imitate TED.Keep working at those Online Desktop chestnuts
. Even if it doesn't turn out to be the right problem, it sure will help our platform stand out.I'm really glad this exists
. It seems like it could be much more elegant than a reverse proxy or other load balancing solution.
It's always good to know what other people are reading and if anyone is exploring a critical literature then it's Worldchanging. So I'm assuming I'll find something lifechanging on this list
We really can do just about anything
these days. Between this and some 3D printing reports from Siggraph 2007 I have high hopes for what will be possible by 2020.
Lessig is awesome. So is proof of how awesome he is
If you think the web isn't almost an OS layer itself, you're wrong
. Now let's do performance analysis
Social media really does matter. Open Source is naturally on the leading edge of that too. Video
We really are moving away from the desktop. Whether it's the web(Online Desktop), mobile (iPhone, OpenMoko), other embedded or home theater, or some strange new device (OLPC XO, Zonbu
, zareason, minis and micro-atx, etc) there are strong currents in this sea.Gnome and Linux really are doing good things
. I'm really excited about watching us surge ahead
on so many fronts.
Emerging worlds are cool and it's only going to happen more and more in games and serious apps. Mash up the virtual and the physical
. It's all code. What distinction?Knowing job projections is useful
Kernels are interesting, you've got Linux, BSDs, Solaris, Darwin\XNU, whatever powers XP and Vista. But they're really just parts of the stack. All the same, they're really important parts of the stack. Infrastructure will always matter. It's just not the focus now. What we're building with it is the focus. The OS is irrelevant in so much as it's just an enabler. This sounds obvious and stupid. I need to think more on what I'm trying to say.
Maybe the processor industry going massively multicore is the only way to force software developers to take advantage of the power that's already there. By forcing them to adopt new programming conventions they force out 30 years of cruft code and development methodology that is bug-prone. Goodbye imperative, hello functional.
Okay, that's it for now. Sorry for the linkflood\social braindump.