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Split between two pages and categories?:

  • about software
  • instances of software

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About software

Questions

Why do people choose cryptic names for their command-line programs?

Sure it's faster to type... but it's nearly impossible sometimes to guess what the program does without running it! It would be nice if at least you had some idea what the program was just by looking at the name... is that so much to ask?? Let people make their own short aliases if the default (long) names are too long for them (i.e., they use the command a lot).

Examples:

http://extensions.rubyforge.org/rdoc/index.html:

you can run the command rbxtm ("Ruby Extension Methods") to get a list of the methods implemented by this project

Ideas to check out

http://code.google.com/soc/ Google Summer of Code

http://code.google.com/ Google Code - Google's Developer Network

Hadoop

Hadoop is a collection of Free Java software previously developed by the Nutch project but now maintainted by Lucene. The system includes a distributed filesystem reminiscent of GoogleFS named the "Hadoop Distributed File System", a clone of Google MapReduce called "HadoopMapReduce" and a few other miscellaneous pieces of software. The collection is intended to support the Lucene project's search engine by allowing it to be distributed over a network of commodity computers.

It looks like they're trying to provide an open-source response to Google.

Links

Good blogs

Data storage options

Text files

http://todotxt.com/whytxt.php

More information

w:Portal:Software




Instances of software

Voice recognition

Blogging software

Timeline generation

Logic

My shared scripts/software

http://svn.tylerrick.com/library/ book library

http://svn.tylerrick.com/rails_shared/ Rails shared code

http://svn.tylerrick.com/windows/

private

http://svn.tylerrick.com/shell/ Shell scripts/config

http://svn.tylerrick.com/vim/ vim scripts

Screencasts

  • http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ -- "Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users." Save as Flash file.

GNU/Linux desktop software

media player: Amarok

A lot like iTunes.

To-do lists

Windows software

Backup software

http://www.cygwin.com/ -- GNU/Linux environment

Anti-Spyware

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

Anti-virus

http://www.clamav.net/binary.html

Password tracker

KeePass Password Safe -- Looks very good. Open source.

Lists of software

http://dag.wieers.com/howto/windows-apps/ DAG: Open Source Windows applications

To do

Import from:

  • open source project list I started
  • my directory structure: E:\Programs

Import into / Pull data from Software database

Views:

  • Default: Drill down by platform, then by application type/category
  • Drill down by application type/category, then by platform
  • Table view, ordered by rating?
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