Posted Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 5:47 pm by Amanda (5 posts)
Happy Belated Programmer Day! This past Tuesday’s “holiday” was brought to our attention through this rather amusing article.
The day was marked with a lack of flowers, breakfast in bed or greeting card. Let it be know however, this != lack of appreciation! Perhaps the PMs will fare better on their holiday by assigning everyone a task to observe it ;).
Here are some other topics of interest on the Beaconfire back channel this week:
If you are familiar with Tom’s Hardware, you know that they take their testing/benchmarking very seriously. Interested in how the current batch of browsers stack up against each other?
This is the table of results if you want to jump right to the nitty-gritty:
It seems as though Flash has be un-invited from yet another party. In the article “Microsoft jettisons Flash with ‘plug-in free’ Windows 8 Metro IE10“, Josh Ong talks about how IE10 will be a “plug-in free experience”. Some thoughts from the BF team:
I’m just waiting for a decent new OO language, fully interpreted by the browser. Let’s ditch js.
There are quite a few geeky parents here at Beaconfire. As such, a couple good kids book suggestions popped up recently:
- The children’s books that Stephen Hawkings wrote with his Daughter Lucy: http://www.amazon.com/Georges-Secret-Universe-Stephen-Hawking/dp/1416954627
- My Little Geek: http://www.mylittlegeek.com/
Tell us about any other geeky kids books you know of!