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My wife and I watch the entire Extended Blu-Ray of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. We just finished Fellowship. Tomorrow we will watch Two Towers and Return of the King. We've been doing this since the movies were all available on DVD. (we both hate watching sports so New Years Day football was out).
cks3 writes "My friend Pat Kennel is transitioning to a not so crazy development life (though he'll still be doing some consulting for our company) and sent his fellow coworkers this parody video on his final full time day with Crowd Fusion." Link to Original Source
mollyhackit (693979) writes "Crowd Fusion, a new framework with plugin architecture utilizing Inversion of Control and including a set of plugins that create a CMS, is going open source according to an announcement at TechCrunch 50 and post on the company's blog from its CEO Brian Alvey (who previously built the platform that powered Weblogs, Inc. and is quoted in this previous Slashdot story): "...our framework (code named Sprung) and the Crowd Fusion CMS are being released as an open source project. For the next two months we'll be taking beta registrations in preparation for a full public rollout." TechCrunch notes that "the platform helps streamline content writing, database management, and social features by combining features of blogs, wikis, and more into one unified platform." Additionally, the full video of the TechCrunch 50 announcement is available on Ustream, a more detailed tour of the platform shot before the open source announcement has been posted by Robert Scoble, and Crowd Fusion CTO Craig Wood has gone into some technical details about the platform on his blog. Overall, it looks to be a potentially powerful new contender in the open source arena..." Link to Original Source
dr. fuzz (666) writes "The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of John Law tracking you with secret GPS devices in Massachusetts provided a warrant is obtained. You've been warned. To the dissenters' credit Justice Ralph Gants is quoted with "Our constitutional analysis should focus on the privacy interest at risk from contemporaneous GPS monitoring, not simply the property interest""
bluescarni (994275) writes "A side-by-side analysis of GNOME's and KDE's quarterly reports sheds some light (and dispels some myths) on the nature and the quantity of the funds of the two projects." Link to Original Source
itwbennett (1594911) writes "In a webinar Wednesday, John Andrews, Evans Data president and CEO, presented research on 'Contrasting Software Development Trends Between the Emerging Markets and the Rest of the World.' Among the differences in language use, tools, and technology adoption, there were 'a few statistics of interest to the open source community,' writes Esther Schindler. 'In particular: the emerging markets — which include India, China, and Brazil — have more FOSS adoption and a higher concentration of effort in open source. Three quarters (74%) of developers in emerging markets use open source software for at least part of their work, compared to 65% of developers worldwide.... That 11% difference is particularly important because of the growth of the emerging markets. That is, the number of software development jobs are growing worldwide (yes, really, they are) but three times as many programming, testing and other development jobs are being generated in the emerging markets as there are in APAC regions, North America, and Europe. The point is, anything that's taking off in the emerging markets is likely to have a major long-term influence.'" Link to Original Source