Technology

An open letter to CVS, Myself

Dear CVS, Why can’t you let me move files without manually editing your repository? This is very upsetting. Dear Corey, Why in the hell do you still use CVS? Seriously. It’s the 90’s now. You can move on to something better. xoxo, cp

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Blue Shirt, Khaki Pants

This one’s for all my peoples out at the Los Angeles Startup Weekend: Thanks to CMM for pointing this one out! It, truly, is amazing.

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Best Kindel summary I’ve seen yet

From The Future of Reading: When someone buys a book, they are also buying the right to resell that book, to loan it out, or to even give it away if they want. Everyone understands this. – Jeff Bezos, Open letter to Author’s Guild, 2002

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Vector Magic

VectorMagic is perhaps the coolest web tool I’ve seen in quite some time. It takes raster (bitmap) images and converts them to vector images. (Allowing you to save as either SGV, EPS or PNG.) There are several command line and desktop tools you can use to do this. Illustrator, for example, does a tremendous job […]

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Proper software licensing

This fun little tidbit over on Daring Fireball absolutely floored me. What’s interesting about this is that the single-computer license isn’t enforced in code by the operating system. (Or at least that’s been the case with Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.4.) And, I suspect, most DF readers are aware of this. Which means many […]

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First impressions of the Amazon MP3 store

So, Amazon has its very own MP3 store now. I’m generally happy with iTunes, but Amazon claims to be cheaper and free of DRM, so I gave it a go. Finding albums/tracks to buy works pretty well the same way that finding CD’s works on Amazon. If you’re familiar with that, it’s a no brainer. […]

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Assembler programmers don’t have groupies

The most recent Joel on Software is yet another of his oft-linked to industry history/vision of the future bits that again fails to mention the coming Singularity. In it he likens current AJAX applications (using Google’s Gmail as a specific example) to Lotus 1..2..3.. and other DOS standouts doomed by the great leap forward that […]

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OMG! Open Source Software causes hedge fund failures!

This is, without question, the best/worst article on copylefted software that I’ve ever read. “The expectation of most people running a hedge fund is that their programmers are writing 100% original code, and in most cases that’s probably true,” attorney Bert Wells of the law firm Covington & Burling told Lipper HedgeWorld, but adding that […]

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P + Optics = NP? (Apparently? Maybe? Huh?)

I’m sure that when you all got your latest issue of Optics Express you were as taken aback by An Optical Solution For The Traveling Salesman Problem as I was. We introduce an optical method based on white light interferometry in order to solve the well-known NP–complete traveling salesman problem. To our knowledge it is […]

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Fox Sports is awesome

Here’s the lead from today’s “Dime daily blog” on Fox Sports: Last night the Dime crew was up at Rucker Park for something unprecedented and pretty cool: 2K Sports’ motion capture session for NBA 2K8 on the world famous playground court with Andre Iguodala, Gerald Wallace, Rudy BLEEP and 2K8 cover guy Chris Paul. Chris […]

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