I had to do a vry late night job yesterday, so I am not going to do it right today. Probably wednesday.
You start a blog, you like something another guy wrote, what do you do?
Link and write a nice comment
Add it to del.icio.us, have feedburner show it in your "Links of the day" feature?
Copy the whole thing, including the name of the author, not following his very liberal license, ignore his request to fix it, and piss him off?
If you chose option 3, then you will get along just fine with this guy!
I have decided to make this blog available also in Spanish starting yesterday.
Since it's generated by my own software called BartleBlog, that meant I had to implement everything so each post can have multiple translations.
And it's starting to work. You may notice several things:
Below the banner there is an "Available in English - Español" thing.
Each Post has links to the different translations for which it's available.
The location and styling of these elements will change, and they may be broken in different ways for a few days. Sorry about that.
There will also be a "Lateral Opinion en Español" RSS feed soon.
Update: here it is
My Windows installation article:
A post about linux preloading:
I expected both sites to have more or less the same audience, and if anything, digg to be larger, thus give more votes.
Anyone has even a wild guess at the divergence?
Since this blog just broke the 100K visitors barrier yesterday (although it had about 150K more when it was lateral.pycs.net), it's a good time to revisit some of the old stuff that was somewhat good.
So here are (IMVHO) the best ten things I remember writing in this blog in the last 7 years.
This article describes a cool (again, IMVHO) way to implement DB-backed apps using PyQt. It's short, working code and you end being able to create neat stuff. I liked it, noone else did.
It has it all! Evolution theory (theories)! It pretends to provide insights into FLOSS! Movie-critic-like quotes in the comments!
best blog i've read in a long, long time.
An original premise, a semi-useful app written, got good reviews. I still like it, but sadly it's not a format that ages well, since you can't update the tutorial for newer versions of PyQt.
It solves a real problem, does it elegantly, and I still am installing it.
I sometimes try to "review" movies in an oddball way. Please read them if you saw the movies. I think I made sense.
I have no idea why I wrote it, but I still like it.
Too sentimental, but hey, I did feel that way.
The subtitle is "Shameless explosion of nerditude." and it is that. I am at the same time very ashamed of writing it, and rather amazed by it.
One of my most popular articles. It's even cited as a reference on Linux booting in Wikipedia! (I edited it because they had the link wrong, though). It was even copied without atribution a couple of times.
Other articles had more links, more views, or more comments, but this article inspired the creation of two new apps that are much better than what was around before I wrote it, which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So, check it out, then use Speedcrunch or Abakus instead of kcalc (or wincalc).