August 2009

Distributed programming using Git

I am being used to programming on *nix systems for many years. I quite early discovered the interest of using source code managers (SCM's) such as CVS at first, then Subversion (also called SVN) when it imposed itself as a valid replacement for CVS.

I used them a lot, first for simplifying some collaborative working tasks, such as code sharing and history keeping, and second for home projects, in a easy way for backup, history tracking, and working on the same set of files on different computers at the same time.

This came to become seriously problematic when I tried to use Subversion for both collaborative work, and centralizing my work among different computers.

And then, Git appeared, and it solved all my problems.


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Software rasterizer project on PlayStation 3

As you may know, it is possible to run user programs on the Sony Playstation 3 console, provided you install a Linux-based system. However, it is not possible to directly access the GPU of the console, meaning hardware 3D rendering is currently impossible for -most- PS3 users.

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Sony drops otheros feature from new PS3 Slim

On August 18th 2009, Sony unveiled the new PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system to be available in stores beginning from September 1st, 2009. The new system is reduced in size, weight, power consumption, and price, which should be good...

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