Biting the Hand That Feeds

Granted, I'm not a Groklaw junkie. Lawsuits are the epitome of bureaucratic boring and are not a creational activity. So, keep in mind that I only read the occasional major headlines from The SCO Group's escapade in futility. It does come as a relief that the show is ...

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But First, Write No Code

Something I see often in person and online are programmers constantly implementing common solutions, reinventing wheels, or embracing NIH.

Before you do this, please consider the Kev009's Oath - "But First, Write No Code". This is a solution to a variety of problems in software development, but today's article ...

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boo2pdf Update

I did some minor updates to boo2pdf. Graphics should now be within the page margins. Please let me know if there are any other common formatting mistakes.

Unfortunately, IBM's "transmogrifier" utility doesn't work very well in Wine, so you should preprocess older books in Windows before running them ...

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Announcing boo2pdf

I've just uploaded a beta of boo2pdf, an IBM BookManager to PDF conversion app & web service. I'm currently experimenting with the HTML to PDF backends and would like feedback with book files I haven't tried. Once the code is cleaned up, I will dump it on my ...

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Java: The Good Parts

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A while back, a book entitled JavaScript: The Good Parts made waves on the internet, especially social networking sites. This book purported to show the inner beauty of a language that was long considered second or third rate, coming of age. With the advent of toolkits like JQuery, Javascript/AJAX ...

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I dream of pervasive virtualization...

I dream of a day where virtualization is pervasive.

Instead of thinking about services in terms of servers, CPUs or directly mapped resources, I should be able to to add virtual machines in terms of guaranteed throughput rate over a whole grid. Scaling out should be as easy as adding ...

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