The love affair of a smitten crowd of tech-industry watchers, analysts, and enthusiasts with Google has come to an abrupt end. The aura of super smartness and an unconventional persona has melted away. Several people related Google’s atypical choices and actions with its ability to innovate rapidly and delight its customers and investors endlessly. “Don’t be evil” was romantically disarming — a refreshing new ideology that many believed would finally free the tech world from the “my way or the highway” ways of…"Don’t Be Evil! – Google’s Exasperating Gaffes"
I gave Google Spreadsheets a whirl today. My impression is an overwhelming “Eh…”. First the good. I’m amazed by what people are able to do in a web browser nowadays. Google Calendar is really slick. The gmail interface isn’t as ‘fresh’ as it originally was, but it’s still powerful and easy to use. Google Spreadsheet looks really nice — as you might expect, it looks and feels like a spreadsheet. You can enter formulas (well,…"Google Spreadsheets – Very First Impression"
I’m really not a negative person, but I find myself complaining a lot. I think there are a couple reasons for this. First, because I’m an optimist, I think there are generally good ways to do things, so it bothers me when I see things done poorly. Second, it’s really not interesting to write about things that don’t bother me. For example, I really enjoyed my egg and toast sandwich this morning, but I just…"Nokia 6682 Review"
I decided that I want to find a good way to put Python in my C++ Ogre applications. Now, one method of doing this would be to write an interface for import game_namemy application at a high level. Lets say that Python is going to handle scripting in an RPG-type game. I would need it to do things like “move character to this position, do some spell particle effects, say this dialog”. To accomplish this, I’d…"(Ogre) Embedding Python in C++ Example"
After working with an issue in PyOgre I decided to take a closer look at Psyco (the Python JITer). Taking a look at how Psyco works is like learning how sausages are made. You just don’t want to go down that road. This isn’t to say that Psyco is poorly written, badly executed, or anything like that. I just mean that the actual internals of Psyco are incredibly complex, and not something that can be…"Psyco and PyPy"