Today marks a major milestone in the development of the Go programming language. We’re announcing Go version 1, or Go 1 for short, which defines a language and a set of core libraries to provide a stable foundation for creating reliable products, projects, and publications.
The weather’s turning warmer in our neck of the woods, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. While you’re emptying your closets, decluttering, and getting rid of the bloat in your life, why not do the same for your Mac? Here are some simple, easy to follow tips to give your trusted Mac a little spring cleaning of its own.
Clean It Out • Tame Your Cable Clutter • Get Up to Date • Uninstall Unnecessary Apps • Reclaim Hard Drive Space • Do Some Maintenance and Optimize Your System • Back Up Your Refreshed Mac
It’s only Spring Break for most college students, but summer vacation will be here before you know it. Instead of getting stuck babysitting your little sister or mowing your neighbor’s lawn, apply for Google Summer of Code and spend the summer of 2012 earning money writing code for open source projects.
I suppose What You See Is What You Get has its place, but as an OCD addled programmer, I have a problem with WYSIWYG as a one size fits all solution. Whether it’s invisible white space, or invisible formatting tags, it’s been my experience that forcing people to work with invisible things they cannot directly control … inevitably backfires. A lot.
I have a distinctly Ghostbusters attitude to this problem.
… The updated spell checking bakes in the power of Google’s “Did you mean” technology, meaning that instead of relying on a static dictionary, it uses the context of your word alongside Google’s powerful “Did you mean” database to learn new words, offer spelling suggestions based on context rather than just similarity, and that it can even catch typos when the misspelled word is just the wrong dictionary word. (more…)
Advertising agency BBH has launched an initiative at South by Southwest that gives out 4G hotspots to homeless people along with a t-shirt that says “I am a 4G hotspot”.
The idea is that you pay the homeless person a small fee in return for being able to sit near them and access your email. The initiative builds on the idea of street newspapers, which are print publications created and sold by homeless people. However, these publications — like other newspapers — are also suffering at the hands of digital media. (more…)