Warping it up!

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Warp’s MathTest 1.0

Friday, August 15th, 2008

I realised this little game quiz from my old website was not published on my new website, so I decided to link to it, it is from 2002 and little project I made because I suck at calculation, however I must admit I did not use it very much as I hoped for, perhaps it is time for me to train that biological calulator of mine again..

Enjoy or fear the magnificent math test!!

Warp’s MathTest
Test or train your own biological calculator.

The code will be open sourced if anyone shows interest in it, not that there is much use for that code anymore, it is using somewhat outdated but well proven JavaScript techniques, but feel free to peek – afterall programming is more fun than calcuating numbers…

Open Source gaining substantial popularity

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

“IT services provider Atos Origin has predicted a forthcoming change in the software landscape based on the results of a survey it has carried out in conjunction with the UK’s National Computing Centre. The survey, which was compiled through over 140 web-based questionnaires completed by senior UK IT professionals in May and June, indicated that over 60% believe open source will either increase its presence in certain business areas
or be a fundamental component in core IT systems, while
73% expect open source to develop within their organizations’ IT strategy over the next five years
.”

Slashdot | Atos Origin Predicts Open Source Landscape

Joel: Hiring Good Programmers Matters

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

I’m currently reading Joel’s latest book, so obviously this had to be posted promptly :)

Doctor O writes “Joel Spolsky (of joelonsoftware
fame) has some good points and fun with numbers on the quality of programmers and whether it is more profitable to go with cheap or good programmers. His point is that a good programmer will simply create code of a quality that average programmers never can create. An interesting read.”

Slashdot | Hiring Good Programmers Matters

European Parliament rejects software patents, again

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

In what is being widely seen as a victory for the open source movement that has campaigned strongly on the issue, the European Parliament rejected yesterday a new law that would have allowed software patents in the European Union.

The vote was 648 votes against, 14 in favor, with 18 abstentions.

Full story:
* European Parliament rejects software patents, again