For some people, a …

For some people, a birthday is an excuse to go out with friends and get drunk. For me, it just means another day of work. For some reason I just don’t get excited about my birthday, and come to think of it, it was that way when I was a kid, too.

Happy Birthday, Rebecca. And Damien.

Do U.N. ambassadors have too much time on their hands?

Glenn Davis, one of the WaSP’s spokespersons has published a reasonable article explaining why web standards are so important and why Microsoft is not playing by these rules.

Tim O’Reilly’s keynote speech from last week’s Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference. He outlines why open source software is so important and why it will the future of all software development.

Journal of Mundane Behavior.

American Prospect: Should Public Policy Support Open-Source Software?

Forbes ASAP: 5 Habits of Highly Effective Revolution

Computer Programming For Everybody. [This is an excellent essay]

SWIG is a software development tool “most commonly used to create high-level interpreted programming environments, systems integration, and as a tool for building user interfaces.” I wonder if it’s anything like XUL.

Mark A. Hershberger writes:

The user interfaces that SWIG mentions are programming user
interfaces, not GUIs. SWIG allows you to specify the programmatic
interface once and then use a compiled C or C++ library with multiple
scripting languages. It takes care of the different things that you
need to do to interface with Python, Perl, Tcl, etc.

A letter from a dog named Brutus to a loving friend. My old friend Matt has a great sense of humor. Hi Matt!

Mark over at Good Experience has done up a diagram poking fun at some of the sound-alike Internet services firms.

Andy Ihnatko laments on the recent Bill-Gates-turned-Mister-Rogers sweater TV commercial.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at April 13, 2000 03:22 PM