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The Conkeror web browser presents a familiar model for Emacs users as well as provides an interesting take on what the future of the web browser might be. The web is an application platform and Conkeror makes that platform highly customizable while adhering to the core concepts of the web such as following links and viewing document representations.
Today we lost WOXY. It has happened before, so I personally haven't lost hope that WOXY will return. Nonetheless, the news is rather sad. What is also sad is that it represents a larger loss of streaming content. I don't...
I just returned from PyCon in Chicago. During the conference open spaces there was an open space discussing potential changes for WSGI. The three basic ideas were: Return a tuple with the status, headers, and response instead using the start...
As a native Austinite and a musician, I have a the opportunity to enjoy SXSW and sleep in my own bed. It is a pretty amazing event to be a part of as it effectively takes over the entire city...
Distributed version control systems have brought up some pretty important questions. A DVCS adds a good deal of complexity to an already complicated system. Source control is rather sticky business as it not only deals with complex content, but the...
Real World Haskell has revealed a huge gap in my experience with functional languages as well as presented me with an opportunity to make major strides towards growing as a programmer.
It really is interesting to look at the parallels within software and music. The classical vs. pop debate is very similar to functional vs. object oriented programming. Signing to a major label feels very familiar to taking millions in venture capital. A developer in the zone is very similar to when a song just comes together.
A generic XML editor that works reasonably well for non-technical users seems to be a myth. Would a simple generic XML editor for end users be a valuable tool? What would it look like?
Sean McGrath wrote a great article on the struggle for Open Source to manage complexity. It's a great insight because much of programming is managing complexity. This requirement has fostered "high level" languages and continues to be powerful concept that...
Microsoft played a very important role in changing the way the world thought of computers by helping to place a computer in practically everyone's reach. Google has effectively done the same thing in terms of the Internet.

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