Archive for November, 2008

Operation First Casualty

November 24, 2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War have taken it into their own hands to show the people of the United States the gruesome face of war. IVAW members return to uniform, this time to serve their country in different way. You have to see it to believe it: straight from the streets of Baghdad to the streets of New York City, Operation First Casualty.

You can also add the Frendly Fire channel to your miro internet TV program and watch the video.


KDE weekly video show

November 23, 2008

Aaron Seigo started KDE weekly. Already there have been two live video shows.
He describes the concept of the show

It’s 55 minutes of material, which would give me 5 minutes of flexibility to keep it under an hour. I’m not sure if it’s too long, though, and I should keep it to 30 minutes instead. But I’m such a babbler that I could easily fill the hour. If I’m to do a weekly developer tutorial, then there’s no hope of a 30 minute episode. With the above schedule, though, you essentially get 25-30 minutes of “talk show”, 15 minutes of “town hall” and 15 minutes of “developer corner”. So it’s kind of 3 shows in one, when looked at that way. I might even record them as three separate segments, though back-to-back, so people can just watch the parts they are interested in. (Details)

Show 1 : Download via torrent
Show 2 : Download via torrent

A List Apart

November 10, 2008

“For people who make websites”
A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Some articles

And much more. The new articles can easily be followed by using their RSS feed.

Wrestling with Regular Expressions

November 10, 2008

I’m not a big fan of Regular Expressions. Mostly because I’m so inexperienced of using them. But even I see the oppurtinity to replace complex IF statements with RegExps (for example: has a number the form of a positive decimal number with 1 or two decimal places).

To ease the use of RegExps, there are myriads of online RegExps Testers. My favorite is

Go ahead and try it, simple but powerfull.

The Bizarre Cathedral

November 3, 2008
Bizarre Cathedral comic strip

Bizarre Cathedral comic strip

Ryan Cartwright, creator of webcomic The Bizarre Cathedral, recently posted an insightful and thought-provoking piece on why he uses a CC BY-NC-SA license on all Bizarre Cathedral comics. From Cartwright.


Don’t Download This Song

November 1, 2008

Weird Al Yankovic – Don’t Download This Song
Once in a while maybe you will feel the urge
To break international copyright law
By downloading MP3s from file-sharing sites
Like Morpheus or Grokster or Limewire or KaZaA