nullstream weblog - July 2006



July 30, 2006 01:54 PM PST


A release candidate for Iron Python 1.0 (a version of python that runs on .NET) is out now. Here's an article on how to get it integrated into Visual Studio 2005. Python is the easiest and most productive programming language I've ever used... it's like ice cream for breakfast every day!

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Ipod Kiosks?

Cool Tech

July 27, 2006 12:32 PM PST

I've been predicting these for a while now. This one is being built by an Australian company. Maybe Apple will get the hint.

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The Internet Is A Series Of Tubes


July 16, 2006 09:43 PM PST


Video lecture on the Ted Stevens theory of Internet Architecture here. Remixed for your listening pleasure here.

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Mass Effect


July 14, 2006 12:29 AM PST

This game is going to be so many kinds of awesome:


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Zune? Argo?

Cool Tech

July 12, 2006 11:17 PM PST

All kinds of rumors about the reputed Microsoft answer to the iPod:


Whatever. It's supposed to be out for the holidays this year, led by Mr. J... could it be cool? Would you buy it?

I like the way the tech world has played out, with no major player dominating everything: Apple with music, Sony with games, Microsoft with home PCs, Google with search, Oblivion with Oblivion, PeerSec with sweet security. Actual choice! I'll probably stick with the ol' iPod, but a Wi-Fi mobile music player (with Zero Config) would be sweet.

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Gone With The Blastwave

Kult of kewl

July 6, 2006 01:21 AM PST

An online comic, Gone With The Blastwave, which is a little juvenille, but with some nice Half-Life-ian earth tones.

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Abandoning Google Desktop Search


July 5, 2006 11:07 PM PST

There is kind of a funny, sick feeling you get when you find out that something isn’t exactly what you believed it to be. I had that experience recently with my desktop search. I was lulled into thinking that once you installed a desktop search utility your days of hunting through piles of files was over. I mean there is just something about the name ‘Google’ that inspires confidence in search results. If Google says I don’t have a local file with that keyword, who am I to argue? Google must be right – that is unless you are actually staring at that exact keyword in one of your files.

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