The flow chart is a most thoroughly oversold piece of program documentation.
— Frederick Brooks (The Mythical Man-Month)
NEW YORK—Earlier this year, Microsoft open sourced a big chunk of .NET, publishing its new compiler, Roslyn, and many .NET libraries under the Apache license. Today, the company took that same open sourcing effort a great deal further. Microsoft announced that its full server .NET stack, including the just-in-time compiler and runtime and the core class libraries that all .NET software depends on, will all be open sourced.
The code will be hosted on GitHub and published under a permissive MIT-style license.
With this release, Microsoft wants to make sure that the .NET stack is fully functional and production quality on both Linux and OS X. The company is working with the Mono community to make sure that this platform is “enterprise-ready.”
Satya Nadella’s rapid reinvention of Microsoft continues.
In yet another bid to make up lost ground in the long march to the future of computing, Microsoft is now open sourcing the very foundation of .NET—the software that millions of developers use to build and operate websites and other large online applications—and it says this free code will eventually run not only on computer servers that use its own Windows operating system, but also atop machines equipped with Linux or Apple’s Mac OS, Microsoft’s two main operating system rivals.
“We want to have a developer offering that is relevant and attractive and valuable to any developer working on any kind of application,” says S. “Soma” Somasegar, the 25-year Microsoft veteran oversees the company’s wide range of tools for software developers.
I’ve added the following to .htaccess to block referrer spam…
WordPress2Tumblr is a script that loads the contents from a .xml file exported from a WordPress blog into a Tumblr blog.
Problem: The Panasonic Viera DLNA client always lists album tracks in alphabetical order when typically album track order is what is expected.
The Viera DLNA client does not request album tracks in track order, nor does the client have an option to do so. The workaround for this problem is to modify minidlna, specifically the file, upnpsoap.c. N.B. This change is not an attempt to fix a bug in minidlna, but a way to get around a limitation in a DLNA client.
The cguid WordPress plugin appends the post’s post date to its guid in your site’s rss feed. This can be useful if your site recycles existing posts with new content and new post dates (e.g. Quote of the Day, This Day in History, etc.).
If you don’t know why one would need this plugin, you almost certainly don’t need it.
To prevent your paginated tumblr content from being indexed by search engines, add the following to your tumblr’s HTML:
I’m currently moving some stuff to GitHub…