writes: The World-Wide-Web Consortium (W3C) is excited to announce
HTML 6 ("HTML Sicks"), the
new version of the Web standards, that will supplant and succeed HTML5, and
will feature many new features and innovations. Do you find it exciting as
writes: A short thought experiment in which the highly esteemed British actress Emma Watson (Wikipedia ; Twitter) is being interviewed for a position of writing enterprise software in Java. While being satire and fictional, it hopefully highlights many wrong aspects of the software industry. Licence is CC-by-sa.
writes: An article on Advogato on the “Summerschool at the NSA” meme, including them depicted getting their ass kicked by two famous Hollywood actresses. Among other things, I propose the fact that most of the NSA workers have lost their minds, and are now mentally ill and delusional which may explain some of the hard-to-believe findings by Edward Snowden"
writes: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has decided to contribute to
the noble cause of free and open source software’s
and following their popular announcement of version 3 of the
GNU General Public License, or the GPL for short, which is incompatible
with its version 2, they have now announced even
versions of that popular licence. Which GPL will
free and open source software developers choose?
writes: The document How to Get Help Online (2013), aimed at
inexperienced and not too net-savvy people, aims to summarise and spread the
knowledge, of where and how to get help with one’s problems (especially
technical and software-related ones). While many Slashdot visitors will not
gain many new insights from it, it may be useful for them to recommend less
experienced people to read it. Furthermore, its
Commons licence (the CC-by-nc) allows others to reuse it and build
upon it. And comments and suggestions for improvements are welcome.
writes: In the fictional story Summerschool at the NSA , the Hollywood actresses Sarah Michelle Gellar (of Buffy fame), and Summer Glau (notable for being featured in xkcd), conspire to kick the ass of the NSA (= the United States National Security Agency) using special warfare that is completely non-violent, thus teaching it an important lesson about security.
For extra geek points, Summerschool at the NSA is under a Creative Commons licence (CC-by-sa) and is maintained in a GitHub repository. Share, enhance, and enjoy!