Well, I’ve decided on a name for my tiny FreeBSD LiveCD project: itsyBSD, pronouced “itsybitsy”. 🙂 I haven’t got any files to download yet, but if you click the link you’ll end up at a wiki which will hold my documentation for the project. Hopefully in the next week I’ll have an iso you can download.

Is Software Engineering an Oxymoron?

SD Times – Is Software Engineering an Oxymoron?

The problem, then, is that programming has changed from the study and implementation of algorithms to the study and creation of complex documents.

I just thought it was a nice quote.

I agree only in part with Holub’s article though. He thinks that computer science is turning into a liberal art, and that it’s problematic that the curricula of universities doesn’t change to reflect that change. I think its also problematic that mathematics and analysis are being weaned out of computer science. Computer science needs mathematics and analysis more than ever.

Brainwagon Radio: Scrappy, Live CDs and Misc…

Well, today’s mobile podcast is dominated by a report on the health of my kitty. I know, I know, podcasting about your pets, how cliché is that? But I’ve spent the last 48 hours worrying about the little fuzzball, so this is what you get for subscribing… 🙂

I do have a few tiny bits of geek news though…

  • pwyky is just about the simplest Python wiki I’ve found that’s worth running. For those of you who don’t know:

    A wiki is a program, often a CGI, which enables you to edit a website using an HTML form. You can limit the editing priviliges to a single or group of users, or let anyone in the world edit it.

    They are often used for documentation where the user community is expected to update and correct information, and I’m thinking about using it on my LiveCD project.

  • Dred242 recorded podcast entirely on a Pocket PC using Vito Sound Explorer, a recording program for the Pocket PC which includes the important ability to edit mp3 tags.