Sunday, August 8, 2010

more altruistic engineers

Awesome story about the devs who created "Graphing Calculator 1.0, which Apple bundled with the original PowerPC computers". They basically built it on their own time, unofficially, at Apple without being Apple employees and without official approval.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

great video on the Python GIL

Taught me more than I wanted to know about how the GIL works and reveals a critical problem.

Friday, August 6, 2010

reveals a lot about these communities

More than 1 in 10 Mozilla bug finders turn down cash. Both that mozilla pays for finding bugs and that a number of devs turn down the cash.