Monday, May 30, 2011

Language-induced brain damage

elliotth's blog: Language-induced brain damage is better than the alternative

An interesting blog post.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks java.nio.buffers sucks. (Although, in my latest append-only database storage engine they haven't been that big a problem - maybe I've learnt how to use them to avoid the worst problems.)

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


A couple of interesting free iPhone apps I've come across:

LeafSnap - take a picture of a leaf and get it identified. I haven't been able to test this much since we have no leaves yet! But I love the idea. Only some US trees so far but more promised.

Photosynth - helps you photograph panaramas, stitches them together, and lets you view them. From Microsoft.

A part of me would like to escape the Apple closed world, maybe buy an Android tablet instead of an iPad. But I really like the huge variety of apps. Some of them come out on Android as well, but not all of them.