Why your programs are like frogs.
...If you make ESR argue with a anarcho-libertarian-freemarketer-progressive (or whatever?)
A lot of hot gas!
It's a pity George Staikos' reasonable comments are in this piece, but hey, who could have guessed.
Anyway: the writer is the most annoying essayist I've ever read. And he goes and has en email exchange with ESR (the previous holder of the crown). And half-quotes it at length. Sigh. A trainwreck.
We are all now slightly dumber if we read this piece.
I have been playing with this code and it's been lots of fun.
I've hacked it into a functional spreadsheet in (according to eric3) 508 lines of non-doc code, of which 244 are generated by pyuic.
Here's my code so far (requires PyQt). Give it a look, I think it's kinda nice.
The only hard part I wrote (at least hard for me) was the cell dependency and recalculation support.
There's a test file you can use, too.
It is trivial to add functions you can use in the cells, just lookup python docs for eval() and check engine.py.
To use it, unpack it, and from the directory it creates run
I don't plan to make it a real spreadsheet, but it should be fun to hack on :-)
Funny article at GlitchNYC about looking at KDE 2.0 today.
But hey, I wrote a theming engine for Qt 1.x, so I'vee seen, remember, and even mucked up with worse stuff :-)
I have been palm-less for a while, because my charger was broken.
So last week I bought a nicer charger, which works from the USB port, instead of Sony's powerbrick-from-hell (which you have to carry around if you ever want to sync).
And since all my data was gone, I looked around for etext reading software again.
Using a CLie means the latest Weasel Reader doesn't work right, and plucker is a pain in the ass. It's cool if you want it to self-update, but I don't. I read static books.
So, I was using TiBR, which is a basic, but nice palmDOC reader. Most of the free ones work like crap on a Clie (I mean you, weaselreader), but this one is nice.
But I got a bunch of zTXT docs (converted when I had a m100 and read using weasel), which TiBR can't read.
Enter PalmFiction a nice and fancy reader than handles palmDOC and zTXT. If it handled plucker I would be too happy ;-)
But really, a very nice thing. Don't be scared by the page in russian, just get it and install it ;-)
Only niggle so far: can't choose a smaller-than-normal font.