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A fortnight ago I wrote in I’m a BSD about my initial adventures installing FreeBSD and trying to get it configured as a desktop system. After a few days, I had come to a halt. As one reader put it:…

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Membase — an open-source (Apache 2.0 license) distributed, key-value database management system optimized for storing data behind interactive web applications. These applications must service many concurrent users; creating, storing, retrieving, aggregating, manipulating and presenting data in real-time. Supporting these requirements, membase processes data operations with quasi-deterministic low latency and high sustained throughput. (via Hacker News) Sergey’s Search (Wired) –…

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Gov 2.0 Down Under: Australia and open government – Federal Senator Kate Lundy and Nicholas Gruen on Australia’s open government plans.

June 26, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Australia is lapping much of the world with its rapid moves toward open government. Interviews with Federal Senator Kate Lundy and Australia Gov 2.0 task force head Nicholas Gruen reveal the country’s current progress and its future plans. By O”Reilly news

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A Super Simple Sample App for Supersampling on iOS – New in O’Reilly Answers, plus posts about iOS 4, Objective-C, MobileMe email on Android, and much more.

June 26, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Looking for a shortcut to get full-screen anti-aliasing for your iPhone game? It might not be the optimal solution for your needs, but if you’re rushing to get something out and need to cut some corners, then this excerpt on supersampling from Philip Rideout’s iPhone 3D Programming [...]

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Open source and health care already have a history – Fred Trotter on how open source and health IT are working together.

June 24, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Fred Trotter, a longtime developer in the open source healthcare world and a speaker at next month’s OSCON conference, discusses the history of open source and health IT in this podcast interview. By O”Reilly news

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Urs Hlzle of Google interviewed at Velocity 2010

June 24, 2010

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Writing Apps as Enriched Documents

June 24, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.I’ve been surprising people more people than I expected lately with the revelation that it’s possible to write iPhone and Android applications as a pile of HTML and CSS documents with some accompanying JavaScript. I’m far from the first to… By O”Reilly news

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@RIARadio: Flashbelt Day 2 Interviews

June 24, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.On the second day of Flashbelt we were able to snag a few terrifically talented people including: Seb Lee-Delisle, Jesse Freeman, Dave Schroeder, Bruno Fonzi, Stephen Braitsch, Mark Anders, Branden Hall, Wade Arnold, and John Lindquist. Seb Lee-Delisle and Jesse… By O”Reilly news

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iPhone economics and lower barriers to entry – The power of the App Store is defined by more than direct revenue.

June 24, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.The App Store has exposed incumbents in the mobile industry to the same sort of asymmetric competition that has reshaped the media industry over the past decade. Developers are responding in droves to the economic incentives that lower barriers to entry create, as well as the fact [...]

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Onboarding

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.In a previous series of articles I discussed at length the learned skill of interviewing, both from the perspective of an employer and a prospective hire. From the perspective of the hiring manager it’s just as important to follow up… By O”Reilly news

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Is ZIP in the public domain or not?

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.What is the IP status of ZIP? This is a question of interest to standardizers and developers implementing standards, because so many new standards use ZIP. ODF and OOXML for example. Here is what the current PKWARE site says (with… By O”Reilly news

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Four short links: 22 June 2010 – Fast Scans, Touch Screens, Privacy Newspeak, and Open Source Fonts

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.High-Speed Book Scanner — you flip the pages, and it uses high-speed photography to capture images of each page. “But they’re all curved!” Indeed, so they project a grid onto the page so as to be able to correct for the curvature. The creator wanted to scan [...]

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Flash Player 10.1 Mobile Announced

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Adobe has officially announced the production build of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for mobile. “Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to mobile platform partners. Redesigned from the ground up with new performance and… By O”Reilly news

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Does the world need another programming language? – Rob Pike on how and why Google’s new Go language was developed.

June 22, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.In this Q&A, Google principal engineer Rob Pike discusses development of Go, a new programming language. He also looks at the current state of programming languages and explains why we’re in the midst of a language “renaissance.” By O”Reilly news

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Running 64-bit Linux? No Flash For You!

June 20, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Adobe has, at least temporarily, ended support for Flash Player on 64-bit Linux. No updated version is available. Adobe’s message for 64-bit Linux users, at least for now, is “No Flash for you!” By O”Reilly news

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Four short links: 18 June 2010 – Facebook Scraping, Law Code, AppEngine in Javascript, and Flash Visualization

June 20, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Facebook Changes Crawling Policy (for the better) — they’re implementing their crawling policy in robots.txt and not in additional contractual terms. This is in response to Pete Warden pointing out that robots.txt is industry standard and will avoid confusion such as landed him with large lawyer bills. [...]

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Swiz Framework nears version 1.0

June 20, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.The Swiz micro-architecture for Flex development is nearing version 1.0. This is an important milestone for the Swiz team, some of whom have been working on the product for over two years new. If you haven’t tried Swiz yet now is a great time to start. If [...]

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Visualizing the Senate social graph, revisited – How the addition of animation and interactivity improved a visualization.

June 17, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.The addition of animation and interactivity breathes new life — and insight — into a Senate voting visualization. Andrew Odewahn discusses his visualization process and how revisions made a big difference. By O”Reilly news

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Create animated graph visualizations with Processing – New in O’Reilly Answers, plus importing data in R, VMWare, parallel programming, IE, and much more.

June 17, 2010

News about video games, you can leave a comment.Graph visualization is the study of how to turn abstract representations of graphs (think network diagrams of nodes and edges, rather than XY-coordinates) into diagrams. I love graphviz (the program that produced this image), and have used it in several different projects, like this visualization of Senate [...]

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