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Free tech books online

There are lots of free books online, but while there are many large collections of out of copyright works and mainly fiction, such as Project Gutenberg, copyrighted works tend to end up fragmented into small collections.

So it's great to see collections such as the's

Haunted by Wesley Crusher

I've been reading Wil Wheaton's blog, WIL WHEATON DOT NET, for several years now, and he's one of the funniest writers out there. He's gone through a remarkable transformation as he's gotten more experience.

So now, when he faces the possibility of having his former alter ...

2005-03-07 Council sends a mockery of a CP to the EP

For more on the EU Councils approval of the software patent directive, se this article: Council sends a mockery of a CP to the EP

One interesting tidbit from the article: 'Danish minister of economic affairs Bendt Bendtsen explained that ...

EU Council Presidency violates Council rules to force through software patents

According to this article the EU Council Presidency decided to force software patents through the Council against objections from at least Portugal, Denmark, Poland and Cyprus despite the fact that discussion of a point as a B-item according to the EU ...

Trials and tribulations of a new office

Just getting settled in at my new office in central London. From a relatively "cosy" office with "only" 80-90 people per floor we've gone to a building where the walk to the soda machine is an epic journey...

Amazingly enough almost everything seems to just work. IT did an amazing job ...

The metamorphosis of Prime Intellect

The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect is an engaging science fiction novel available for free online.

It explores a concept that is fairly well explored in Science Fiction, namely the idea of a computer powerful enough to create a virtual or semi-virtual world where humanity ...

It's all about accessibility

Accessibility is important. Not only because it is a legal requirement in several countries, but because those laws were introduced because access to information is a real issue for the millions of people that have a disability that limit their access ...

Programming language fetishists unite!

If you, like me, is a programming language fetishist, then you'll love Wouter van Oortsmerssen. I first became aware of him when Amiga E was rapidly gaining popularity with the Amiga crowd.

Wouter is one of those rare guys that never seems to run out of interesting concepts ...