If you're not familiar with the Computer History Museum, they have a YouTube channel that is a treasure trove of interviews, presentations, documentaries (both contemporary and historical) and many other videos for any computing enthusiast. One of their latest videos is a tribute to Maurice Wilkes (who died recently) in the form of an interview ... more
... those who remember floppy disks and those who don't." I'm a little skeptical to be honest, but if this question over at superuser.com is genuine, a new divide has opened up in the computer world that may disturb some of us who don't rate ourselves as particularly old. The questioner asks, "What are the ... more
I spend less time than ever these days reading about politics, not that I ever had a great interest to begin with, but I happen across the odd news report from Blighty now and again, just to stay knowledgeable throughout my exile from the Kingdom. I don't know quite how long this particularly oddity that ... more
Once again, clearing up some enjoyable reading of the past few months: Books Thomas Paine. Rights of Man. One of the original libertarians, a term that has pretty much lost its original meaning these days. The core ideas that came forth from his work, radical at the time, are simple. That rights are inherent in ... more
Not many votes (about 20 or so at time of reading), but Google App Engine seems to be a big favourite for Eclipse users, gathering half the votes by itself. Looks like I have some reading up on Google App Engine to do...