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Oldest software rivalry: Emacs and Vi, two text editors used by programmers.
Forget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.
emacs  vim  dev  software  history 
may 2015 by deusx
Review: Composition Tools Fargo, Medium, Editorially, Marquee, and More | MIT Technology Review
In 1984, the personal-computer industry was still small enough to be captured, with reasonable fidelity, in a one-volume publication, the Whole Earth Software Catalog. It told the curious what was up: “On an unlovely flat artifact called a disk may be hidden the concentrated intelligence of thousands of hours of design.” And filed under “Organizing” was one review of particular note, describing a program called ThinkTank, created by a man named Dave Winer.
outliners  cms  design  software  writing 
october 2013 by deusx
Why Microsoft Word must Die - Charlie's Diary
I hate Microsoft Word. I want Microsoft Word to die. I hate Microsoft Word with a burning, fiery passion. I hate Microsoft Word the way Winston Smith hated Big Brother. Our reasons are, alarmingly, not dissimilar ...
word  microsoft  software 
october 2013 by deusx
Liskov substitution principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Substitutability is a principle in object-oriented programming. It states that, in a computer program, if S is a subtype of T, then objects of type T may be replaced with objects of type S (i.e., objects of type S may be substituted for objects of type T) without altering any of the desirable properties of that program (correctness, task performed, etc.).
software  gluecon  liskov  apis  programming  oop  compsci  design 
may 2013 by deusx
Ken's Programming Blog: I Knew a Programmer that Went Completely Insane
It may be hard to swallow but the extra effort and hours that you put into your job as a software developer does not usually amount to someone higher up thinking you should run the company. It has been my experience that good producers are more likely to be asked to continue to produce. If they moved you to a higher position and better pay then who would produce the software?
to:fb  productivity  work  software  dev  humanity 
april 2013 by deusx
Change Computer History Forever: Well, Here We Are « ASCII by Jason Scott
This is it, folks. This is the ideal world I’ve heard whispered about, referenced, and planned for a very long time. It’s here. I know you might have expected it to land with an earth-shattering boom but it was a slow and steady flowering on the Internet Archive’s servers. The Archive of Historical Computer Software is here, and it is very, very large.

Blow me away.
to:fb  software  archives  history 
april 2013 by deusx
How the internet is making us poor – Quartz
Barring a civilization-ending event, technology is not going to move backward. More and more of our world will be controlled by software. It’s already become so ubiquitous that, argues one of my colleagues, it’s now ridiculous to call some firms as “tech” companies when all companies depend on it so much.
to:fb  automation  software  future  work  economy  jobs  technology 
april 2013 by deusx
Tracking planes for $20 or less | Clayton's Domain
Since getting my hands on a compatible TV tuner, I’ve been able to listen to police radio, pager networks, garage door openers, air traffic control, and lots more.
radio  software  linux  diy 
february 2013 by deusx
The real reason we’re upset about Sparrow’s acquisition
You see, for a long time we’ve chanted this refrain wherever we could: If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold. We point to Facebook and Delicious and ad-supported sites and lament the fact that we’re all just a set of eyeballs being sold to advertisers. So we came up with a solution. We decided that we don’t want to be free users any more. We decided that we want to pay independent developers directly so that they can have sustainable businesses and happy lives.
to:fb  software  indie  google  sparrow  business 
july 2012 by deusx
ZoneMinder - ZoneMinder: Linux Home CCTV and Video Camera Security with Motion Detection
ZoneMinder is an integrated set of applications which provide a complete surveillance solution allowing capture, analysis, recording and monitoring of any CCTV or security cameras attached to a Linux based machine. It is designed to run on distributions which support the Video For Linux (V4L) interface and has been tested with video cameras attached to BTTV cards, various USB cameras and also supports most IP network cameras. A partial list is given in the Wiki and Support sections, please give feedback in the Forums if it works with yours. ZoneMinder also requires MySQL and PHP, and is enhanced by a webserver such as Apache.
cameras  surveilance  linux  software 
june 2012 by deusx
IP Webcam - Android Apps on Google Play
Turn your phone into a wireless camera! Supports Windows, Mac and Linux.

Turns your phone into a network camera with multiple viewing options. View your camera on any platform with VLC player or web browser. Stream video inside WiFi network without internet access.
camera  android  surveilance  nifty  mobile  software 
june 2012 by deusx
Marked - smart tools for smart writers
Pick your favorite editor: Marked's flexible Markdown preview will show you the final output of your document as you work, and its writing tools make your life easier from concept to publish.
marked  mac  markdown  writing  text  software 
april 2012 by deusx
What have you tried? - Matt Gemmell
The problem is that this person’s problem-solving technique is to ask for the solution. Not to seek advice on how to approach the task, or ask for the names of likely classes to look into, or a link to an example - but to just ask for the code, fully formed and ready to go. This is not problem solving, and software engineering is entirely about problem solving.
software  programming  problems  development 
february 2012 by deusx
Vox :: The Lightweight Music App for Mac OS X
Nice. This plays .MODs reasonably well and exports M4A's
music  mods  players  software  osx  mp3 
january 2012 by deusx
Buttered Cat Software - Products :: QuickBoot
QuickBoot is a handy utility to make it easier to reboot into your Boot Camp windows drive, or even another OS X install. It will also not permantly change your startup disk so once you reboot again, it'll boot back to your standard OS. Choose to boot windows and go get a drink, no more waiting around holding the option key. Great for bluetooth keyboard users where option key might not always work.
osx  utils  bootcamp  software 
december 2011 by deusx
World Outline: River2 bug importing OPML
This is why we need a number of serious users who use the product in different ways to monitor problems after big changes. permalink
opml  rss  feeds  river2  software  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Scripting News: Don't remove features from products
And then the product just died. Sales disappeared, until we could get out a version of the product that had most of the features of the other two, and added some new twists. Even then the product didn't get on a good footing until a year after that, when we came out with a product that did a lot more than any of our previous products. But I learned a lesson I would never forget. Even when you aren't actually taking features out of a product, you can't appear to the users to be doing that. They will make you pay for it. #
software  dev  tech  features 
november 2011 by deusx
automatic | coding.curious
Automatic allows you to set up subscriptions for virtually any content linked in RSS feeds: podcasts, videocasts, torrentcasts... Rule of thumb: if it ends in '-cast', you can get it with Automatic.
bittorrent  download  mac  rss  software 
may 2011 by deusx
Blink, a state of the art, easy to use SIP client
Blink is the best SIP client for Mac. You can use it with any SIP provider or its own fully-featured SIP service.
telephony  sip  blink  voip  software 
may 2011 by deusx
Textual: IRC for Mac OS X
Textual is a lightweight IRC client created specifically for Mac OS X. It was designed with simplicity in mind. Textual has taken the best of IRC and built it into a single client. Its easy-to-use functionality combined with scripting support makes it an ideal IRC client for novice to advanced users.
irc  mac  osx  software 
april 2011 by deusx
Divvy · Window management at its finest.
"Divvy is an entirely new way of managing your workspace. It allows you to quickly and efficiently "divvy up" your screen into exact portions. "
osx  software  utilities  window  management  productivity  from delicious
june 2010 by deusx
[!NEWS] The GNUtards Must Be Crazy
"The GPL is a bait-and-switch. It shows you functional code that might very well solve your problem, and then says, "Oh, no, you can't actually use this, because you work for a living." "
gpl  licensing  gnu  software  from delicious
june 2010 by deusx
MagiCal | Software | Charcoal Design
"MagiCal is a FREE menu-based clock and calendar. It features a huge range of configuration options for how the time and date are displayed, and can operate either in conjunction with, or as a replacement for the built in system menu clock."
osx  utilities  software  clocks  calendars  from delicious
may 2010 by deusx
Semantic Versioning
"I propose a simple set of rules and requirements that dictate how version numbers are assigned and incremented. For this system to work, you first need to declare a public API. This may consist of documentation or be enforced by the code itself. Regardless, it is important that this API be clear and precise. Once you identify your public API, you communicate changes to it with specific increments to your version number. Consider a version format of X.Y.Z (Major.Minor.Patch). Bug fixes not affecting the API increment the patch version, backwards compatible API additions/changes increment the minor version, and backwards incompatible API changes increment the major version."
versioning  software  development  from delicious
january 2010 by deusx
Antennapedia - Journal migration tool
"I've written a command-line tool for migrating journal entries from any LJ-style server to any other LJ-style server. This tool needs testers. It should run on any system with a recent Python installed. That means OS X out of the box, most Linux distros, and any Windows system where the user has installed python."
livejournal  backup  lj  software  howto  python  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
Irradiated Software - Cinch
"Cinch gives you simple, mouse-driven window management by defining the left, right, and top edges of your screen as 'hot zones'. Drag a window until the mouse cursor enters one of these zones then drop the window to have it cinch into place. Cinching to the left or right edges of the screen will resize the window to fill exactly half the screen, allowing you to easily compare two windows side-by-side (splitscreen). Cinching to the top edge of the screen will resize the window to fill the entire screen (fullscreen). Dragging a window away from its cinched position will restore the window to its original size. "
osx  utilities  software  desktop  gui  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
WebSDR on 20m, 40m and 80m in JO32KF
"On this page you can listen to and control a short-wave receiver located at the amateur radio club ETGD at the University of Twente. In contrast to other web-controlled receivers, this receiver can be tuned by multiple users simultaneously, thanks to the use of Software-Defined Radio."
awesome  software  defined  radio  srd  shortwave  from delicious
october 2009 by deusx
M Cubed Software - Dev
"M3InstallController is a class that will warn users if they are running your application from a disk image and offer to install the application in their Applications folder."
mac  osx  cocoa  software  tools  development  objectivec  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
Matt Legend Gemmell – What have you tried?
"The problem is that this person’s problem-solving technique is to ask for the solution. Not to seek advice on how to approach the task, or ask for the names of likely classes to look into, or a link to an example – but to just ask for the code, fully formed and ready to go. This is not problem solving, and software engineering is entirely about problem solving."
problemsolving  software  learning  development  programming  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
BootXChanger
"BootXChanger will allow you to change the boot image (the gray Apple) on Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5"
software  utilities  apple  osx  mac  hack 
july 2009 by deusx
Lessons Learned: Work in small batches
"Software should be designed, written, and deployed in small batches.Small batches mean faster feedback. Small batches mean problems are instantly localized. Small batches reduce risk. Small batches reduce overhead. "
development  software  work  productivity  testing  process 
june 2009 by deusx
Eucalyptus
"Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems - is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing "cloud computing" on clusters. The current interface to EUCALYPTUS is compatible with Amazon's EC2 interface, but the infrastructure is designed to support multiple client-side interfaces. EUCALYPTUS is implemented using commonly available Linux tools and basic Web-service technologies making it easy to install and maintain"
eucalyptus  cloud  amazon  ec2  opensource  software  infrastructure  hosting 
february 2009 by deusx
Objectpark's FuzzyClock
"Often you don't need the exact time in hours, minutes and seconds. A more human readable style like "five past ten" makes more sense. For that, you can now use FuzzyClock. FuzzyClock is a menubar clock which displays the current time in a "fuzzy" style."
clocks  osx  software 
february 2009 by deusx
Why Stallman is wrong when he calls cloud computing stupid - Ars Technica
"Stallman's dismissal of cloud computing and call for the categorical rejection of web services is puzzling in light of the potential opportunities created by web technologies and the innovative work that is being done by software freedom advocates to bring openness to the web. Stallman should be using his visibility to promote adoption of the principles embodied in the Franklin Street Statement. Instead he is undermining those efforts by disingenuously dismissing the entire concept of network computing."
gnu  web  webdev  freedom  open  software 
january 2009 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott / Rob Swindell and the Synchronet Museum
"One thing that’s important to demarcate for Rob over a lot of my other interviewees was that he was one of the few BBS software authors still actively writing and maintaining his software. In fact, he still maintains it to the present day. Add on top of this that he was originally a commercial developer of the software, closed the business, and then turned his product into a totally free one, and you start to see why his perspective was so cool."
synchronet  robswindell  bbs  software  archives 
january 2009 by deusx
Atari 8Bit and Mac - Atari800MacX
"This is the home page of the Macintosh OS X Port of David Firth's Fantastic Atari 800 Emulator. I have ported the SDL version of the Atrari800 emulator to Mac OS X, and added a full native Cocoa interface, including Preferences, Menus, File Associations, Help and more."
osx  software  emulators  emulation  atari  atari800  8bit  retro 
november 2008 by deusx
Vienna
"Vienna is a freeware, open source RSS/Atom newsreader for the Mac OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders, but both it and the source code are freely available for download."
vienna  aggregators  rss  atom  osx  oss  opensource  software 
september 2008 by deusx
Paver: Build, Distribute and Deploy Python Projects — Paver v0.8 documentation
"Paver is a Python-based build/distribution/deployment scripting tool along the lines of Make or Rake. What makes Paver unique is its integration with commonly used Python libraries. Common tasks that were easy before remain easy. More importantly, dealing with your applications specific needs and requirements is now much easier."
paver  python  programming  tools  packaging  software  development 
september 2008 by deusx
Tinderbox: from Michael Bywater
"You put this stuff in without any plan, yet, like all good atoms, they form themselves into molecules."
tinderbox  outlining  thoughts  software  osx  eastgate  writing 
august 2008 by deusx
Terrell Russell: This Old Network : WordCamp SF 2008 - DiSo and more
"There is a growing awareness of the need for self-hosted data - the individual should own and control their own stuff."
selfhosting  data  stuffownership  social  software  metablogging 
august 2008 by deusx
eyeD3 0.6.16
Looks like this can add cover art among other things. "eyeD3 is a Python module and program for processing ID3 tags. Information about mp3 files (i.e bit rate, sample frequency, play time, etc.) is also provided. The formats supported are ID3 v1.0/v1.1 and v2.3/v2.4"
mp3  audio  music  python  utilities  software 
august 2008 by deusx
Bricksmith
"Bricksmith allows you to create virtual instructions for your Lego creations on your Mac. The magic is based on the LDraw library, a collection of 3D models of Lego building blocks created by enthusiasts from around the world. With Bricksmith, you never have to worry about running out of parts"
osx  software  virtual  lego  modeling 
august 2008 by deusx
briksoftware's products
"UnPlugged is an application to notify when the power cord of the Mac is unplugged or plugged in."
mac  osx  software  growl 
june 2008 by deusx
ZNC - ZNC
"Welcome to the ZNC wiki where you may find and publish information about ZNC, an advanced IRC bouncer."
irc  bouncers  linux  software  ssl 
june 2008 by deusx
Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008
"All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it’s that easy."
mozilla  firefox  worldrecords  software  download  guinness  downloadday 
may 2008 by deusx
iSight
"Here’s a little utility which captures a frame from an iSight camera and writes it to a file."
isight  osx  camera  utilities  software 
may 2008 by deusx
Mu License
"If you are asking what license this software is released under, you are asking the wrong question."
software  licensing  mu  gpl  fsf  oss 
may 2008 by deusx
Freedom, OS X Networking Freedom Software
"Freedom is an application that disables wireless and ethernet networking on an Apple computer for up to three hours at a time." Claims to require a reboot to re-enable networking early.
productivity  osx  software  applications  networking 
april 2008 by deusx
Apple Remote Control Solutions and more - Twisted Melon : Fine Mac OS Software
"Designed exclusively for the Apple® Remote, Mira takes it beyond Front Row and gives you personal control for any application, on any Mac®."
apple  osx  remote  software 
april 2008 by deusx
Cycling '74 || Product soundflower
"Soundflower is a Mac OS X (10.2 and later) system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications. Soundflower is easy to use, it simply presents itself as an audio device, allowing any audio application to send and receive audio w
audio  software  tools  osx  podcasting 
april 2008 by deusx
Rogue Amoeba - Audio Hijack Pro: Record any audio on Mac OS X
"Audio Hijack Pro gives you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record any audio with Audio Hijack Pro - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience."
podcasting  audio  software  osx  tools 
april 2008 by deusx
Rogue Amoeba - Fission: Lossless Audio Editor for Mac OS X
"Fission is a streamlined audio editor designed to get you editing in minutes, not hours. Fission lets you copy, paste and trim audio, as well as split files, all with no quality loss!"
audio  podcasting  osx  software  tools 
april 2008 by deusx
AntiRSI - TECH.inhelsinki.nl
"AntiRSI is a program for Mac OS X that helps prevent RSI (repetitive strain injury) and other computer related stress. It does so by forcing you to take regular breaks, yet without getting in the way"
osx  work  rsi  software 
april 2008 by deusx
Splasm Software: Dasher
"Wouldn't it be neat if Dashboard popped up by itself after a certain amount of system idle time?"
dashboard  osx  software  mac 
april 2008 by deusx
Mark/Space · Recover your registration code and re-download software
"This re-send registration code utility is for Mark/Space products only."
marksync  palm  software 
march 2008 by deusx
BarracudaDrive for Linksys NSLU2
"We have released a free version of the BarracudaDrive application server for NSLU2 and the Unslung Linux firmware."
nslu2  gadgets  barracudadrive  software 
march 2008 by deusx
Stefano’s Linotype » Blog Archive » Interoperability by Friction
"you can’t craft lenses (thus polish glass) with a single abrasive powder, you need at least two different ones. Why? because no matter how fine and well operating, a single abrasive has specific properties and will create specific patterns on the surfa
software  polish  lenses  realitycheck' 
march 2008 by deusx
Dockdrop - Share files fast
"Drag any file or folder you want to share onto the Dockdrop dock icon then choose how you want to send it."
osx  software  utilities 
march 2008 by deusx
Deep Sleep
"Deep Sleep is a simple Dashboard widget which allows users to put their computer into hibernation mode, also sometimes called software suspend mode."
osx  software  dashboard  widgets 
february 2008 by deusx
About - Clutch - Trac
"Clutch is a WebUI for the Transmission BitTorrent client. It allows you to manage your torrents from anywhere you can access the internet, and runs on OS X and various flavors of *nix."
transmission  bittorrent  osx  software 
february 2008 by deusx
Transmission
"Transmission has been built from the ground up to be a lightweight, yet powerful BitTorrent client."
bittorrent  osx  software 
february 2008 by deusx
Mark Bernstein: Testing built-in templates
"We're experimenting with a new Tinderbox feature that lets you bake your export templates into your Tinderbox document, instead of carrying them along in a separate folder."
tinderbox  metablogging  nifty  osx  software 
february 2008 by deusx
ezbounce
"ezbounce is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) proxy server."
irc  proxy  utilities  software  ezbounce 
february 2008 by deusx
tesseract-ocr - Google Code
"one of the most accurate open source OCR engines available"
tesseractocr  ocr  google  opensource  software 
january 2008 by deusx
Happy Apps - WebnoteHappy - a better bookmark manager for your Mac
"WebnoteHappy is a new web site tagging and annotating app for Mac OS X that helps you organize, bookmark, and make notes about the web pages that matter to you."
osx  software  delicious  bookmarks 
january 2008 by deusx
Card Reader
"Card Reader allows to use Palm-powered handhelds as an ordinary USB or Bluetooth card reader for quick and easy file exchange."
centro  palm  software 
january 2008 by deusx
Treo USB Modem
"USB Modem allows you to use Treo 600, Treo 650, Treo 680, Treo 700p, Treo 755p and Centro smartphones as a USB modem for connecting a desktop or notebook computer to Internet."
centro  palm  software 
january 2008 by deusx
Freeware Palm: Megatops txtMemo v1.5b
"It manages all your memos on expansion card and supports the DOS, UNIX and MAC formats."
centro  treo  palm  utilities  software  memos 
january 2008 by deusx
Merge two iCal calendars into one new one
"Pick a calendar from the list in iCal, then export it to the desktop. Now drag the exported calendar file back into iCal, dropping it on the calendar name you want to merge it with."
ical  tips  osx  software 
january 2008 by deusx
To Do Widget (for Mac OS X)
"To Do is a lightweight and fast widget to manage tasks. Thanks to Mac OS X Leopard it integrates with iCal and Mail."
todo  productivity  leopard  mac  osx  software  widgets 
january 2008 by deusx
DevTopics | 101 Great Computer Programing Quotes
"Following are 101 great quotes about computers, with an emphasis on programming, since after all this is a software development site.  "
software  quotes  101  funny 
january 2008 by deusx
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