Lera Boroditsky’s findings about how our language decides how we think about things is a captivating read. I think this research supports my notion that we will require a common world language to be able to truly communicate as equals, and to be able to progress as a peaceful species. She comes with many examples on how the differences affect fundamental things in our lives. I did not actually know that Russians think of death as a woman, but it explains a lot :)
It turns out that in 85 percent of such personifications, whether a male or female figure is chosen is predicted by the grammatical gender of the word in the artist’s native language. So, for example, German painters are more likely to paint death as a man, whereas Russian painters are more likely to paint death as a woman.
GitHub created a headache for themselves at the initial launch of their inhouse hosting option for companies wanting to use GitHub.
That, coupled with the fact that we wanted companies to sign an NDA before receiving their quote, slowed the entire process down. It also bewildered more than a few people wondering why lawyers needed to be involved just to figure out how much the product cost.
Well, now they are up for everybody to see, but boy, with prices like that, I can see why they would like to keep them secret. $600/user/year. First year up front. For us, having 5 accounts, which is what we get with their ‘Small’ plan, it would be an upgrade from 144 USD to 7200 USD per year. After the first year we’d have to add 750$ a year if we want standard support. I doubt this is a very viable plan for most development shops. Specially considering Gitorious is open source.
In the menu Go to Bundles -> Bundle Editor -> Show Bundle Editor
Open the Perl Bundle, Click ‘Validate syntax’, and from there you can easily rebind the key as shown below.