Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Another great editor...

FED is an open-source folding text editor. It has an intuitive user interface, syntax highlighting, the ability to fold blocks of text out of sight, multi-level undo and redo, flexible wordwrap, binary and hex editing modes, macro recordings, and more. Plus, it has a built-in tetris game and screensaver: what more do you want?

Monday, December 20, 2004

back from team building trip

Just came back from KTB (my company team building trip).
There were 2 crazy days with lot of fun,alcohol(although I don't drink) and sleep deprivation.
On our way back it started snowing,and a tick fog came down over the road.
The temperature dropped down very soon,and mine raised :) ( I've got a cold ).
Inspite all of this I got home safe.
Anyway...a nice way to spend some time with my colleagues.

I've switch to Nedit on Linux

People already exposed to modern GUIs when introduced to UNIX used to be (and still are) told to use vi or EMACS. If you complained that any product that requires you to invest hours of training just to edit text is a stinking abomination from the bottommost pits of hell and you can't even figure out how to save your document without a manual, you were told that you were wrong, you just had to hit ctrl+alt+meta+escape + the phase of the moon and write a small lisp routine without visual feedback, and that this is in fact a much more powerful and more efficient way to do things, and that GUI editors are baby's toys (since most of the ones on UNIX were)." NEdit was for those who never capitulated to this attitude, and insisted on a proper gui-based editor that works the way they were used to on other systems, with a focus on ease of use and familiarity for new users, so you could be productive right away, without sacrificing power.

Friday, December 17, 2004

flipcode - Development News

Talking nasty with Tim Sweeney : "GamingGroove posted a new interview with Tim Sweeney of Epic Games, touching on topics ranging from 3D capture technologies to programming languages."

SDL 1.2.8 Released

GameDev.net - all your game development needs: "A new version of the cross-platform Simple DirectMedia library, also known as SDL, has been released. The new version is 1.2.8 and it contains numerous bug fixes and platform support improvements. The library can be downloaded from http://www.libsdl.org "

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

a new laptop

I just bought myself a new laptop.
It’s an Acer Aspire 1362LC , with an AMD Sempron processor 2800+ , 15 inch LCD 40 GB HDD, DVD/CD-RWcombo drive ,256MB DDR RAM.
So far I’m delighted of it, and I really hope I’ll keep this feeling towards it, since it was a big financial endeavor for me.
Anyway….. yoopieeeee !!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

IT Manager's Journal | Sun Microsystems: Ready for a comeback?

IT Manager's Journal | Sun Microsystems: Ready for a comeback?: "Key reasons why Sun's on new track
Sun's latest strategy and the Solaris 10 release offer a number of important technical and functional features that may result in producing positive traction in the market:
The announcement of a free version of its Solaris 10 operating system. Anyone who registers with Sun will be able to use Solaris for free on servers with x86 processors. Sun will provide free security updates in the free Solaris version and will charge a low annual subscription fee for fixes and support. This is an ambitious effort by Sun to win back the market share they lost to Linux in the past.
The strategy of targeting Linux market share. Solaris's main rivals are Linux, Microsoft's Windows, and Unix-based products. like IBM's AIX and Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX. Linux is without a doubt an emerging force with a rapidly growing market. According to International Data Corp (IDC), Linux servers posted a ninth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth with year-over-year revenue growth of 42.6 percent and unit shipments up 31.7 percent. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Sun is aggressively going after Linux's market share. It's premature to know how successful will Sun really be in this battle, however, it is clearly a step in the right direction.
Solaris 10 will also run Linux applications. The Sun Linux initiative (formerly called Project Janus) promises Sun
software will allow Red Hat Enterprise Linux software to run on the x86 version of Solaris. This functionality will also allow customers to lower their IT costs in many ways. It will allow IT organizations to run Solaris and Linux applications on a single system, increasing server utilization, creating cross-platform development efficiencies, and flexibility. Sun is offe"

Friday, December 03, 2004

GameSpot

GameSpot: "The dual goal of creating cutting-edge technology and a cutting-edge game simultaneously is roughly the equivalent of a filmmaker developing a new kind of film on which to shoot his movie or a musician developing a new instrument on which to play his music."