Phoe6 writes: "I and my friends were having a dinner table discussion as which days we would look forward to in the year 2009.
Pi day (3/14 in MM/DD format and 22/7 in DD/MM format), then Mole day(6/23) struck in my mind.
There is Towel's Day, worthy of note and then Newtonmas which we had just celebrated. What are other secular and scientific holidays that you would look for? Starting of the LHC again?"
Phoe6 writes: "Leading author and programmer, Bruce Eckel, posted some of his concerns on Python 3000 stating that python community is missing to address some of the important issues with this major, backward incompatible release. Problems he mentions are concurrency support on multi-core cpus, easy deployment support, a standardized user interface amongst others. He expresses his dissatisfaction at the post titled "Python 3K or Python 2.9?. Guido van Rossum, in a very pragmatic way addresses the concerns with his response to Bruce Eckel and calling out more for developers to contribute to Python to improve it further. Bruce Eckel concludes with his thoughts that he wants his favorite language to be better with his reply to Guido's reply."
Phoe6 writes: With Linux requests gaining high hits at Dell IdeaStrom, Dell has crafted a survey (www.dell.com/linuxsurvey) requesting customers to tell what they want, as Dell plans to expand the Linux options. The survey has questions on usage, hardware, application suite, support options and distribution. Survey closes on Friday, March 23.
Phoe6 writes: "Second Life has decided to release its client source code to the community.
As posted in the SecondLife Blog, phoenixlinden says "Stepping up the development of the Second Life Grid to everyone interested, I am proud to announce the availability of the Second Life client source code for you to download, inspect, compile, modify, and use within the guidelines of the GNU GPL version 2.""
Phoe6 writes: "As a follow up to its previous interview, Technology Review Magazine has another article running titled "More Trouble with Programming" where Bjarne Stroustrup shares his point of view on good software, bad software design, aspect oriented programming, etc."