Monthly Archives: June 2010


1D eye

Barcode scanners get a great algorithmic advantage by having a 1D scanning laser eye. Kinda cool.


Serious omission?

I’m reading The Success of Open Source, which seems to be a pretty interesting analysis of the sociopolitics of open source development models. But I just noticed what seems to be a big omission: I can’t find “BDFL”, “van Rossum”, or “Python” in the index. I have a feeling that he’ll still cover the BDFL topic in there in some guise, but even if so, how can I excuse the absence of Python in a book about the SUCCESS of OPEN SOURCE? Geesh :-/.