The similarities between twitter and what IRC is look plentiful, even down to the #channel.
The open nature of IRC would have been ideal for tweets. Will it swing back from having a single company running the single biggest chat network in the world?
The Joel Test
Do you use source control?
Can you make a build in one step?
Do you make daily builds?
Do you have a bug database?
Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
Do you have a spec?
Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
Do you use the best tools money can buy?
Do you have testers?
Do new candidates write code during their interview?
Do you do hallway usability testing?
Labels: dev, programming
"Is the UK uniquely bad at coping with snow?" Well, winter tyres might be sufficient.
Three years have now passed and there are even less GNU+Linux netbooks and notebooks than there were when the Asus Eee 700 first launched!
Microsoft have got organiseed and caught up with Windows7, has this missed the golden opportunity which presented its self back in 2007 and 2008?
The big competition appears to now be in the mobile area, where at least Google's Android is doing well, making easy gains against Symbian mostly.
Labels: GNU+Linux, Symbian
Great to see Native C/C++
is possible with Android 2.3!
Firefox 4 Beta for Android may be the first use, although that runs on my HTC Desire which is running Android 2.2!
Labels: Firefox, GNU+Linux
Scotland requires landlord registration
. I hope this will be rolled out in the rest of the UK in the future.
The Guardian covers how electronic purchases are not covered by the Sale of Goods Act
, and therefore can't be returned if they don't work (remember buying that DRM'd AAC file from iTunes music store by mistake..!?)
Sale of Goods Act needs to be updated to cover electronic goods, as well as tangible physical goods.
Take a look at http://taxjustice.blogspot.com/
,covers the VAT import loop hole that Play.com and moonpig use to avoid charging VAT!