Puppetry – Thursday, October 8, 2009

November 11, 2009
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Puppetry (one of my favorite webcomics) "today" (i.e. a month ago) is pretty good.

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Avatars to Have Business Dress Codes by 2013

November 11, 2009

Slashdot has an article about a side-effect of business in the virtual space.

‘As the use of virtual environments for business purposes grows, enterprises need to understand how employees are using avatars in ways that might affect the enterprise or the enterprise’s reputation,’ said James Lundy, managing vice president at Gartner, in a statement. ‘We advise establishing codes of behavior that apply in any circumstance when an employee is acting as a company representative, whether in a real or virtual environment.’

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tiny living room makes its way inside pc

November 11, 2009
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Check out this really cool casemod.

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Tags in feeds

November 11, 2009
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Since I spend a little bit of time picking tags for my posts, I spent the time recently to hack WordPress a little bit, so that it displays tags in the content of RSS2/Atom feeds. The code is available on github.

I’m curious what you think: are the tags humorous/interesting? Are they superfluous because you use an RSS reader that supports atom:category? Do they get in the way? Feel free to let me know.

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Toward a freer Android

November 11, 2009

This article on LWN surveys the Android landscape now that "the dust has mostly settled after Google’s shutdown of the Cyanogen build".

Solving the rest of the problems should not be all that hard. If the gmail application never becomes available, mail can be read through IMAP instead – and that might just inspire some people to help improve the somewhat painful email application currently shipped with Android.

The article reads (to me) as a mostly positive "to arms!" with regard to Android. But in the intervening month, I think it’s become clear that Android isn’t a "real" open source platform, and doesn’t really sit well in the Linux ecosystem. Personally I’m still feeling burned about Android, but I have a lot of hope for the N900 and new versions of Maemo.

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Breakfast of the Gods Book Three: Apocalypse Yum by Brendan Douglas Jones

November 11, 2009
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In this installment of Breakfast of the Gods:

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