Archive for date: October 26, 2005

Why Microsoft Sucks for Programmers

October 26, 2005 | Rants and Raves, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

Charles Petzold has some interesting thoughts in his essay Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind?, but for me, it’s really this which illustrates why Microsoft is sapping all the allure out of programming: Today we are ready for the official release of the .NET Framework 2.0. Tabulating only MSCORLIB.DLL and those assemblies that begin with […]

Internet Archive: The Phantom of the Opera

October 26, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

The 1925 classic Phantom of the Opera is available as a download from the Internet Archive. Very cool, one of my fun memories of my time spent in New Jersey was seeing this film in the chapel at Rutgers on Halloween, accompanied by live organ music. Unfortunately, the mpeg itself is of very marginal quality: […]

O’Reilly’s Retro Gaming Hacks

October 26, 2005 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

BoingBoing ran a short bit about the publication of a book after my own heart: Retro Gaming Hacks by O’Reilly. My own project just requires a bit more work, which I am going to get to this weekend. Really.

Digital Black and White

October 26, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

In an earlier post, I pointed at fellow Pixarian Juan Buhler’s awesome photography blog. Unfortunately, I missed our photoclub meeting, but he sent out mail indicating that he uses some of the techniques listed in Digital Black and White to get his spectactular street photos. I’ve actually seen this page before, (thought I might have […]