Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Restructured Text

I'm not sure how I missed restructured text. This seems to be Python's answer to POD (Perl's Plain Old Documentation).

After five minutes of looking at it, it looks basically okay. The emphasis seems to be more on being readable in it's text (input) format. In other words, a marked up document is readable even before you render it as HTML, PostScript, etc. That's somewhat in opposition to POD and most Wiki markup (they are very similar to each other) where the emphasis is on easy typing.

I prefer the latter, but maybe with Emacs macros and such the former will be okay. I'm going to try it out.

I bet it doesn't have built-in support for the man page format the way that POD does. We'll see.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Google Innovation in Harvard Business Review

Susan A shared this interesting article in the Harvard Business Review (April 2008): Reverse Engineering Google's Innovation Machine by Bala Iyer and Thomas H. Davenport.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Interesting China/Asias Article

This article in the Daily Mail is an interesting analysis of China's place in the world.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Carl's Table

Fascinating! Check out this desk and chair.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


If you have a partition that's less than 3-GB and you want to install a recent Linux, the answer is Xubuntu! I installed the Gutsy version of Xubuntu and it's using 1.7-GB so far.