A general roundup of things, this week.
- The 1978 Bell System Technical Journal, describing this new Unix thing. (via)
- The book Modern Perl is out, written by chromatic. I link to it for two reasons: the first is that while the book is available for purchase, it’s also available as a free download, with the only condition that you must tell others about it. The second reason – and the reason I’d mention this book anyway – is that chromatic writes on his site and for O’Reilly, and his articles are succinct and enjoyable. The Web is a deluge of text, so any author that can hold your attention, with all the other sources to read, is worth following.
- More NYCBSDCon 2010 stuff, from the comments on my previous post: Will Backman has partial audio recordings, and Jason Dixon’s adventure is online. (thanks, Will and Lawrence)
- This summary of the (BSD-ish) Tarsnap service made me smile.
- Top 5 Best Practices for an Open Source Development Community. (via) I especially agree with items 2 and 3.
- Oddly compelling. (via everywhere)