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Programming

+ - Indie game developer tackles OOAD->

eagee writes: "This indie developer has been writing a game using Object Oriented Analysis and Design to walk aspiring software engineers through the process. They've been updating a design document as they go which is available for all to see; and includes step by step explanations for how to do some really great analysis (with some pretty amusing infographics). While you may not want to write all of your games this way — it's definitely a nifty way to teach software design to anyone who hasn't been exposed to it before."
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The Media

+ - Journalists in handcuffs at the RNC

eagee writes: "The LA Times is covering a story about Amy Goodman, one of the journalists arrested at the RNC. Amy Goodman, the host of the popular radio and television program "Democracy Now!" was at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul on Monday, interviewing members of the Alaska delegation, when her phone rang with alarming news. "I got a call that two of our producers had been bloodied by the police," Goodman said. "I did not stop running until I got to where they were." The producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, had been reporting on the protest targeting the Republican convention that was unfolding several blocks away. Most of the estimated 10,000 people in the march were peaceful. But, according to police, a group of about 200 had fractured off and were breaking windows, slashing tires and harassing delegates. News gathering is a constitutionally protected activity in the United States. But although Kouddous, Salazar and Rourke were wearing credentials that identified them as members of the press, they were held on riot charges. Salazar suffered a bloody nose after being dragged, face-down on the ground, according a statement released by "Democracy Now!" When Goodman arrived at the scene 20 minutes later, she asked the riot police if she could see her producers, who were being held in police vehicles. "I just said, 'I want to talk to a commander,' " said Goodman, who had her own press badge slung around her neck. "They didn't skip a beat; they just started arresting me." There is a video of the arrest on You Tube."

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