I’ll pick on Java but this should apply to other languages too. I’m just afraid that due to circumstances beyond my controll I’ll end up writing Java code this year – that’s what got me thinking of this. All Java applications I ever used (web or local) were dreadfully slow and used way too much …

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All proper programming languages I can think of have a real simple function – sleep(). It suspends the execution of your program for a time. This is what I wanted to do. Having no choice but to use javascript in this case, I went around looking for what the sleep() function is called in this …

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Are you one of those people who think all software should be free? I don’t like you. But that’s besides the point, I’m going to look at how your views might apply to other very similar products and maybe that will be interesting. In the paragraphs below – when I say positively ethical I mean …

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This is a vague idea I got recently and will try to work through as I’m writing this post. I got the idea in the first place is because I’ve been severely dissapointed by open source in the last few months (I’m ok now); and as the GPL fanatics are the worse of the open …

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Branches always freaked me out. From the day when I read the subversion manual I knew they are hard to deal with and the benifits are dubious. If you ever had to deal with maintaining a fork, or a project that was forked – the technical challenges are exactly the same. I imagine it’s reasonably …

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