Archive for May, 2009

2009.05.03

2009-05-04


software,education

  • Scratch: “Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills.”

video

2009.05.01

2009-05-02


software

  • Finnix, ‘Finnix is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution (“LiveCD”) for system administrators, based on Debian testing”; I came across this while looking at what common distros were out there for PowerPC since I recently acquired an iBook.
  • Open64, the Open Research Compiler, “an open source, optimizing compiler for the Intel IA-64 (Itanium), AMD Opteron and Intel IA-32e architecture”
  • GCC UPC – extensions to GCC to provide a compilation and execution environment for Unified Parallel C
    • “UPC is an extension of the C programming language designed for high-performance computing on large-scale parallel machines, including those with a common global address space (SMP and NUMA) and those with distributed memory (eg. clusters).”

local


hardware

  • Awesome MIPSy stuff:
    • Lemote Fulong miniPC (Linuxdevices story) – powered by a 666 MHz Loongson 2E
    • Rather similar to the $150 YellowSheepRiver “Municator” (Another Linuxdevices story) based on a 500 MHz 64-bit Godson-2
    • Lemote YeeLoong, a laptop with completely free software (including BIOS and firmware) and a power usage of about 12W, based on an 800 MHz Loongson 2F; Richard Stallman supposedly uses one of these

2009.04.30

2009-05-01


log

  • Here is the umpteenth post made to my WordPress in an automated way…
  • I guess here is where I put “Hello, world” and for once it’s actually kind of accurate because the post is going where the world can see it.
  • So, uh, Hello, world
  • Did I fix my idiotic bugs yet?

graphics


links,blogs

  • http://www.tanashabitat.com/ (Tana’s Habitat – a site Jane recommended for useful information about living on your own. It looks far more suited to her gender than to mine, but it still has some good advice.)

notes,technobabble


books


comic

  • This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow – a webcomic and blog I first came across in Citybeat, but came across by accident later