Thursday, December 31, 2009

Amanda Ripley : Homeland Security for Grown-Ups

Amanda Ripley : Blog : Homeland Security for Grown-Ups:
"Terrorism is a psychological war as much as a physical war. To win such a war, it is essential not to overreact. That is the crux of the matter. If you overreact, you become a force multiplier for the terrorists."
And if you multiply that force, and you are in the business of making the public safeTM, you profit from it and gain power.

Is aviation security mostly for show?

Is aviation security mostly for show? -
"There is a difference between indomitability and arrogant 'bring 'em on' rhetoric. There's a difference between accepting the inherent risk that comes with a free and open society, and hyping the threats.

We should treat terrorists like common criminals and give them all the benefits of true and open justice -- not merely because it demonstrates our indomitability, but because it makes us all safer."
I think this is an excellent article by Bruce Schneier. It takes courage to be free. Too many would rather just be safeTM.


Project Hosting on Google Code - gdocbackup
"GDocBackup exports all documents from Google Documents to local hard-disk. Runs on NET 2.0 / Mono (Win, Linux and Mac)"

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

RCA Digital Voice Recorder in Linux

Using an RCA Digital Voice Recorder in Linux
"Despite the .VOC extension, they are not Creative Labs Sound Files. RCA-VOC is an undocumented proprietary format starting with the signature 'VCP162_VOC_File', not 'Creative Voice File'.

On March 28, 2008, I finally solved this format..."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Code as Design

Developer Dot Star: Code as Design: Three Essays by Jack W. Reeves by Jack W. Reeves
"The following essays by Jack W. Reeves offer three perspectives on a single theme, namely that programming is fundamentally a design activity and that the only final and true representation of 'the design' is the source code itself"

Fluent in 3 months

Fluent in 3 months
My posts will be aimed at learners of any language, but I will be using those that I know as an example, including the one I happen to be currently learning. I will also be talking about specific languages.Now that I can see how easy it is to learn languages, I am constantly travelling to new countries and staying there (for around 3 months usually) and immersing myself in the language, although it can just as easily be done in the comfort of your own home with the right tools and attitude.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Access and PowerShell

Creating an Access database - Richard Siddaway's Blog
"In this series of articles I’ll show how to work with data contained in Access databases using PowerShell."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Digital Pickle

Digital Pickle - Digital Imaging Services
"We scan and digitize photos, slides, and negatives of any format using high-end commercial scanners that produce unmatched image quality."


LyX - The Document Processor
"LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface."

Friday, December 11, 2009


extpascal - Project Hosting on Google Code
"ExtPascal is an Object Pascal (Delphi, FreePascal/Lazarus) wrapper/binding for Ext JS, a complete GUI Ajax framework, made in JavaScript, for Rich Internet Application (RIA) development."

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


"FastSpring provides an all-in-one e-commerce payment processing, merchandising, and fulfillment solution."

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


"AllChars provides a quick, easy-to-remember way of creating accents... and special characters... in most Windows programs."

See also: Compose Key

Via: Derek Sivers