The Code Project Insider (the must-read daily developer news & humor newsletter) had a pointer to this post at On-lineCollege.org: The Top 10 Movies for Computer Science Students. Yes, all the obligatory "usual suspects" where there, including The Matrix, Hackers, and Wargames, etc. And, no surprise, TRON made the list.
Although it may never see the light of day as a published contributed module at www.Drupal.org, I welcome anyone interested to download, use, improve, and spread around my GoogleMapAPIv3 module. For those who just want to grab and run; you'll need these two files:
My work on our new www.DropaBalm.com venture has had a fun side-effect... I wrote and released my first extension for the Chrome browser! DBG helper is a minimalist, special-purpose extension that will make life a bit easier and more productive for PHP developers using the DBG debugger.
I've subscribed to The Code ProjectDaily Developer News email newsletter for a few years. Sure, it's a convenient way to get insightful pointers to important and helpful tech news and opinion. But the real reason I am addicted is that the editorial staff who slug the quick-link references could easily be on the writer staffs of Letterman, Leno, or O’Brien… that is, if really funny-but-insightful short jokes about esoteric developer news stories were funny to mainstream audiences.
I took a few minutes today to join the Triangle Area Smalltalk Veterans affinity group on LinkedIn. At present this is a fledgling group with a handful of 'early bird' members. In the annals of the history of early object-oriented technology, however, the 'Triangle' lays claim to a large, astonishingly productive, and remarkably influential collection of Smalltalk designer-developers.
Unemployment and its part played in our current economic stagnation is a huge Gordian knot for those who have to work on policy and programs to address this crisis. Certainly the Local Food Movement is no all-encompassing Silver Bullet to be fired at the heart of a sagging economy. However, we do believe that a creatively imagined and energetically supported local food supply chain agenda can stimulate new business and job creation.