Key-value datastore. Fast like memcached, but persists to disk and can deal with pushing and popping with lists and sets. Just the thing to solve some of the problems I’ve been having with my RDBMS on a project I’m hacking on.
Man, those ReactOS developers have really done a stellar job of replicating the Windows NT fundamentals.
(Okay, not really their fault! I chose to "upgrade" their demo VM when VMware prompted me. If you don't do that, it works OK)
(Also, the video is sped up by Flickr. Bug reported here.)
Dopplr have open-sourced their Ruby code to find your contacts and friends on social networks. They do a great job with it, so this’ll be worth keeping an eye on until “Portable Contacts” takes off.
The excellent TrueCrypt now runs on OS X, as well as Windows and Linux. I’ll definitely be shunting some of my files onto an encrypted thumbdrive later.
Open-source project to allow the creation of massive massively-parallelized systems. I’m so glad my CompSci course taught me about parallel programming in 1997, because it’s only going to become more important.
Open source Worms-a-like. Far too many of my student hours were taken up playing “Worms 2” against my flatmates. Admittedly, most of that time was taken up by giggling as we named our worms things like “Sean Is A Virgin” and “Jim’s Cock”, but I think the game was fun too.
Good commentary of the unpleasantness that’s about to unfold with this Firefox/Iceweasel fork. The two new “features” which will now ship with Debian, Ubuntu, et al are just the tip of an iceberg of confusion and incompatibility.
There is much I agree with here. Maybe this weekend I’ll finish off a draft blog entry I’ve been meaning to do for months on hiring.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.