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.