Shlomi Fish 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
Shlomi Fish 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.
Shlomi Fish 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"
Shlomi Fish 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?
Shlomi Fish 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.
Shlomi Fish 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.
Shlomi Fish writes: "A short essay making claim that it is essential to publish almost every innovative conclusion you came up with ("publish"), rather than keeping knoweldge and insights to yourself, lie, or use other forms of camouflage, which will cause your demise (= "perish"), which eventually translates to “Life or death”. Following that, it criticises the NSA for balantly, and foolishly violating this principle."
Shlomi Fish writes: "What is a hacker and hacking? Why was the David who fought Goliath a Hacker and an action hero? How is an action hero different from a tragic hero? What is wrong with M.I.T. and why it matters less at the Technion? What is a tragic hero? What are the machines that can give us questions? And what does Jennifer Lawrence, who won the Academy Awards for Best Actress at the young age of 22 has to do with it? An ongoing blog post where I wish to stop lying to myself and to others, stop speaking in riddles, and put all the cards on the table."
Shlomi Fish writes: "Version 2.0.0 of the open-source and cross-platform Audacity audio editor and recorder was released. This is a new stable version with many bug fixes and new features in comparison to the previous stable version 1.2.6. Audacity is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X and for several other OSes."
Shlomi Fish writes: "This Advanced Perl training course will allow you to create modules, classes, to write Object Oriented code in the modern way, whether using Moose, or by using only core Perl, manually blessing references."
Shlomi Fish writes: "A short blog post explains why "your programming language must suck" and why some design decisions in programming language design are actually trade-offs and will always make some people unhappy some of the time. "You're damned either way.""
Shlomi Fish writes: "Ran Arad of had written in a RadVision blog about an alternate universe where programming teams are populated by iconic characters from Kung-Fu films. You don't have to be a fan of Kung-Fu films to appreciate, but it might help."
Shlomi Fish writes: "The best way to react to people trolling on Internet forums is not to feed them, right? Wrong! "Don't feed the trolls" is also usually ineffective. Luckily, however, there is more effective approach, inspired by the book "Feeling Good" by David D. Burns. Read about it on the "Unarmed but still Dangerous" blog."