Do not meddle in the affairs of designers, for they are subtle and quick to anger. Adobe has been getting a lot of shit lately, first their installers, and now this.
Some forbidden love is more interesting than others
I think we should permanently cut off the internet access of any company that sends out three erroneous copyright notices. Three strikes and you’re out, mate.
Cory Doctorow is one of those people who brings out my inner fan boy. I could not agree more with his writing if I tried. If you haven’t, I recommend checking out his books as well, they are freely available on the internet, or you can buy them at Amazon if you prefer hard copies. There are even audio books. (via @marienborg).
David Wheeler says
Lately I’ve been fiddling a bit with Markdown, John Gruber’s minimalist plain text markup syntax. I’ve become more and more attracted to Markdown after I’ve had to spend some time using Trac and, to a lesser degree, Twiki and MediaWiki. The plain-text markup syntax in these projects is…how shall I put this?… gawdawful
This is a big part of the reason why we chose Markdown along with Textile as the supported Wiki markup languages for MojoMojo. Having edited some wikipedia-pages, as well as Trac , while we were using that for the catalyst dev wiki, I totally agree. Their markup language makes me want to hurl.
Apple has shipped a somewhat untested security update, it seems. After installing it, my Catalyst apps stopped working in development. Trying to reinstall some modules through the CPAN shell brought further misery. Luckily, Miyagawa had already posted a solution to the CPAN problem.
In addition, it seems they have installed a broken Scalar::Utils, so after following his advice and installing IO manually to get a unbroken CPAN shell, I suggest running
cpan> force install Scalar::Util
To get a working weaken again. At least this fixes my stuff, but they might have broken more XS stuff. I’ll keep you posted if I discover anything else.
Nice hack by Miyagawa. I’d prefer if Perl continued to have a distributed delivery mechanism tho :-)
Chromatic points to a trend in the Perl community of not giving any link love to our own. Somehow, it feels like I’ve heard this before. I agree this is a negative trend, but I find it amusing that it comes from chromatic, the only posters I can remember him linking to in his journal is people spreading FUD about Perl, in is mission to refute their statements. Somehow it seems to me like linking to these people and giving them attention is only making them stronger…
Need to deal with Uris in a structured way in your client side code? This project is inspired by the Perl URI class, which is the defacto way of manipulating Resource Identifiers in Perl.
I think this is a pretty clear example of Apple showing their true color. They are not interested in openness or right or wrong, good or evil. Apple has only one interest, and that is generating more revenue for Apple. In fact, their attitude casts doubts on Google’s “Do no evil” policy merely by their close association to Apple.
Clearly, Crackulous put Apple in a difficult position, and this is their attempt at solving it with one great swipe of the DMCA-Axe. If given the oportunity to dominate, I believe Apple will do much more evil than Microsoft ever did.
So why do I still use Apple products? Because they are damned good.