Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Creative Commons, Open Source - I think these only apply to interesting things that people are going want to remix. I don't think I'd want to (cc) my boring technical manual, or open source my extremely-specific application. Tell me if you think I'm wrong.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Open Solaris is out. However the installer and man pages are 12 months away. Life's too short to fiddle around with it until we've got those. Remind me next year.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

I went on a course on customising a Microsoft Great Plains personnel application built on FoxPro. Afterwards I wondered just where FoxPro fitted into the Microsoft family, and why it was needed given Access. A quick Google didn't turn up any answers. Your article confirms what I concluded eventually - a bright but awkward sibling. I find it strange that Microsoft kept it going for so long. If it were VW for example, and you couldn't distinguish the Golf and the Seat Ibiza then sales of the latter would drop and they would revamp it (as they have done) or kill it. I guess with software the installed user base has a lot more momentum than with cars.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Coldplay X&Y micro-review: similar enough to the other stuff to be recognisable, and different enough to be interesting - just.