Free Symbian

This launch is interesting. Together with Linux this will make the majority of cell phone platforms “open”*. I’m unsure if this was coming anyway (Nokia having some FLOSS sympathies) or as a catch up reaction to Google’s Android platform. Certainly having an open platform makes it easier to get developer mind-share which is important when …

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Too much perl, the irony

I got my current job based on my experience with C/C++ and GTK. So far most of the code I’ve been writing has been perl and Java. Some times I think I’m writing too much perl: # Quick and dirty match for IP (but without the tedious address # verification) my $ip_match=qr#([\d]{1,3}\.[\d]{1,3}\.[\d]{1,3}\.[\d]{1,3})#i; The tedious address …

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