Linux & UNIX
This Computerworld blog reports The Linux Foundation's report (portable document format/PDF) on who writes Linux -- "... Linux isn't written by lonely nerds hiding out in their parents' basements. It's written by people working for major companies -- many of them businesses that you probably don't associate with Linux.
No idea what's going on. It was fine yesterday. No interesting links to share either. :(
7/30/2009 10:20 PM PDT: Mousey is looking into it, but has no clues what's up. It is affecting his other site on the same box too. :(
8/1/2009 5:07 PM PDT: The issue has been resolved
HongPong's Everything2 idea shares "how geeks are changing a totally illogical grammar rule, the slow reversal of periods and quotation marks. According to 'Elements of Style', periods and commas should be placed inside the quotation marks. But due to the technical need for more clarity driven by programmers (and general sensible folks in general), that may be changing..."
Blue's News share a seven pages Computerworld article (one print page) that "honors a handful of the most memorable operating systems (OS') and interfaces that have graced our desktops over the years. Some of them lasted for years. Some of them had remarkably short lives but inspired trends that we are benefiting from to this day. And a few of them ... well, they were just cool for school.
Yesterday, Mod DB revealed its "2008 Mod of the Year Awards" and winners: 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the premiere event that celebrates the best creations within the modding and indie gaming scene.
BBC News report: "Scientists say they have located the parts of the brain that comprehend sarcasm - honestly. By comparing healthy people and those with damage to different parts of the brain, they found the front of the brain was key to understanding sarcasm. Damage to any of three different areas could render individuals unable to understand sarcastic comments..."