The Great Blog Backlog, Episode 2: I rediscovered Oasis Magazine, which I first read when I was...

posted 18 March 2002
The Great Blog Backlog, Episode 2:
  • I rediscovered Oasis Magazine, which I first read when I was just coming out. I remember how great it was to read at the time, and I'm glad to see it's still going.
  • There is such a thing as going too far. PHP is currently my best and favourite programming language, simply because I've been using it for so long. But it's a scripting language. Or, it used to be. Now, PHP GTK and PHPmole provide libraries and an IDE, respectively, to produce stand-alone GUI applications for Windows and Linux, written in PHP. Completely superfluous, but also quite cool in a "it can be done" sort of way.
  • And, as an interesting mirror to that, there's also Carrot, which turns C++, the language of standalone applications, into a scripting language. *sigh* :-)
  • Yet another cheap online computer parts and supplies retailer in the UK. Always good to have a few on hand, like NovaTech and Morgan Computers.
  • The new Star Wars Episode 2 trailer is out
  • Jim Henson Productions has a great site, full of clips from the Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and the rest. Bork, bork.
  • Will whatsisname may have won, but Gareth Gates is clearly the cuter Pop Idol.
  • Silicon Pines, an "Assisted Computing Facility" for people who cannot compute for themselves. Send this link to somebody the next time they ask you for tech support :-)
  • Thanks to Steve for pointing me to TightVNC, a nifty program that lets you control any computer remotely. TightVNC is an improvement over ordinary VNC in that it uses image compression for better response times. Quite nifty.
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