Archives for: October 2006

10/27/06

  02:15:45 pm, by Nimble   , 231 words  
Categories: Distractions, Programming

The Subversives

I'm quite a fan of the open source version control system Subversion (tastes particularly good with TortoiseSVN if you're using Windows), so it was interesting to get this passed along. It's quite a widely-dispersed network of people, many of whom have… more »

10/26/06

  11:34:15 am, by Nimble   , 468 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Internet, People

Stages Of A New Blogger

Not authoritative in the slightest, but this is what I've observed, from a huge sample size of two people and inferences from elsewhere. Footnotes be gosh darned :) Curiosity The would-be blogger is finally curious enough to wonder what blogging is… more »

10/24/06

  04:21:08 am, by Nimble   , 855 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

More Delphi .NET Migration

Delphi (now available in free 'Turbo Delphi Explorer' editions for old-style Windows coding and new-style .NET coding) has a pretty good migration path from regular Windows to .NET. Unlike Managed C++, which is one of the very few things that can mix… more »

10/22/06

  05:46:23 pm, by Nimble   , 198 words  
Categories: Books, Fiction, Religion

Testament : Akedah

DC's Vertigo line is a pretty reliable source of intriguing, dark, mythology-based graphic novels. Douglas Rushkoff and Liam Sharp's Testament is no exception. The approach is intriguing. The landscape is a 'twenty minutes into the future' type take,… more »

10/19/06

  09:38:37 pm, by Nimble   , 990 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Escape From the Entropic Provider

Nimblebrain has at last found a new home. With quota problems and some troubles generating downloadable backups before we went on holiday, to the hacking after we came back that apparently lost all the backups, too, to a DNS problem that went… more »

10/17/06

  03:55:12 am, by Nimble   , 1358 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Religion, Science

The God Delusion : Richard Dawkins

I think it's a sign of the times that the number of books professing frustration with religion are on the rise. In Dawkin's case, the times are ripe for a book like this. As an evolutionary theory promoter, he has witnessed galling inroads of attempts… more »
  01:47:54 am, by Nimble   , 171 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Politics

Gritty Canadian Forces Ad

This ad for the Canadian Forces has been showing up on television of late. I must say that the approach is intriguing. It's gritty, it's unglamorous, and it's tense, both in music, visuals and themes. One scene, if I don't miss my guess, even flashes… more »

10/06/06

  12:27:05 am, by Nimble   , 14 words  
Categories: Distractions

WoW, South Park

Oh boy, South Park does World of Warcraft! Everyone who plays it... will understand :) more »

10/03/06

  11:26:21 pm, by Nimble   , 407 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games

Okami

This is just the neatest damned game I have come across in a while. Originality is not usually the strong suit of videogames, and when originality comes into play, it's often coupled with either frustrating mechanics, mere confusion or repetition.… more »
  11:00:12 pm, by Nimble   , 555 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Science

The Trouble With Physics : Lee Smolin

My old high school friend, Menwin, and I chatted about string theory around 1990. He'd done quite a lot of reading on it, and was powerfully intrigued. So was I, but I didn't get a lot of the promise of it. I presumed that the standard model would come… more »

10/02/06

  03:52:21 pm, by Nimble   , 32 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

GIF is Free at Last!

October 1, 2006, there will be no more worldwide patent impediments to using the GIF format for pictures. People making their own gaudy animation software for MySpace users heave a global sigh of relief :) more »

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