A really interesting article describing project dynamics around the Windows Vista Shutdown menu. I found this on Slashdot.
Well, all of the rumor talk can stop. TechCrunch reports today that Google has officially acquired YouTube. Google also has an announcement on their Press Center, in which they say that the acquisition is for $1.65B in stock.
Check out these pictures of Alan Cox’s laptop after the battery exploded. eYikes.
Kato Atsushi is making Japanese translations of the SVK tutorials available. These are a work in progress. Part I is up so far. Thanks Kato!
From the “what the hell was he thinking” dept: Dog the Bounty Hunter arrested in Mexico for — jumping bail. I watch the show sometimes and have heard him incessantly preach to the people he captures, even accusing them of stealing his kids college money. Way to lead by example Dog!
I just put in my order for Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising, after hearing an interview with Mary Lynn on this episode of the Agile Toolkit podcast. The book sounds quite interesting and sounds like just what I need these days.
Yet another article highlighting why I hate the patent system. Apparently NetFlix is sueing BlockBuster over patents it has over movie rentals over the internet.
Tim Bray talks about the recent hiring of the JRuby development team by Sun Microsystems. I think this is awesome. I’m so impressed with the Ruby language and would love to see it operate in a container and leverage all of the great Java components out there. Cote also talks about this over at People Over Process.