If you want to know what is a typical work days for a hobbyist software developer, there is a nice comic strip about a Cartoonist’s day (French only). Simply replace cartoonist by developer
Envie de connaître la vie d’un développeur de logiciel amateur ? Boulet nous a concocté une planche de BD sur une journée type d’un dessinateur. Il faut avouer que la ressemblance avec celle d’un développeur est frappante.
I stumble yesterday upon a funny, not complex little game that resemble pretty much mine sweeper.
It is a flash animation, so this has nothing to do with free software. But it is just fun to play. It is much like mine sweeper but with numbers. A number indicates how much golden tile there are adjacent to it. This make it pretty simple when the number is 0 or 4, or even 3 next to a border or 2 at a corner.
Easy but fun . Ideal to relax 2 minutes.
Even if you do not have a TV, it was difficult to miss the advertisement campaign from Apple: “Hello I’m a Mac. And I’m a PC.” If you have missed it out, here is one of the latest one to date: the flashback.
I am a big fan of Apple computers, and there are right that for a home computer desktop there are two possibilities: a PC or a Mac. However, there advertisement do not emphasise on the hardware (which is nowadays pretty similar) but more on what can be done with them. So it should have better been called: “Hello I’m OS X. And I’m Windows.”
But on this ground, there are more than those two systems, many alternatives like Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, etc. do exist. That is what maybe triggered a counter campaign from Novell (Linux distributor of SUSE Linux). I am calling it “Hello, I’m an alternative!“.