Archive for January, 2011



The Linux Counter is run by a nonprofit membership organization called the Linux Counter Project.
This organization was created on May 1, 1999, taking over the running of the counter from Harald Tveit Alvestrand, who has been running the project since 1993.Harald Alvestrand is chief executive officer of the organization.
The Linux Counter is started as a “for fun” project to find out how many Linux users there are worldwide. The basic idea is for people to register themselves as being a Linux user. Of course, this way you won’t get all Linux users counted as not every Linux user will register himself at the Linux Counter site.
Thus, the only way to “know” the number of Linux users worldwide, is to make a guess, preferably a not-too-wild guess of the number of Linux users. Not making wild guesses there is only one way to go: statistics.
Count Your Machine In This Project On http://counter.li.org/
I would like to thank my friend Anirudhh Dev through which i came to know about this project.
My Registration Number is #529973

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Objective

To keep peaceful protesters informed with live protest information that will assist them in avoiding injury, in keeping clear of trouble spots and in avoiding unnecessary detention.The application suite gives maximum information to those participating in a demonstration so that they can make informed decisions, as well as to those following externally who may be concerned about friends and family.It should make full use of the crowd in gathering information which is then analysed and handed back to the crowd.To Know More About This Project Visit - http://sukey.org/summary

 

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Programming Is Not A Craft


This is a great article i came across on the web. It is written by DAN NORTH. Below is a glimpse of the article-

Software Craftsmanship risks putting the software at the centre rather than the benefit the software is supposed to deliver, mostly because we are romantics with big egos. Programming is about automating work like crunching data, processing and presenting information, or controlling and automating machines.

Non-programmers don’t care about the aesthetics of software in the same way non-plumbers don’t care about the aesthetics of plumbing – they just want their information in the right place or their hot water to work. (Although it’s fair to say they appreciate decent boiler controls.)

To read the full article please visit - http://dannorth.net/2011/01/11/programming-is-not-a-craft/

 

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