Archive for October, 2007

First Past the Post or Mixed Member Proportional

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

There’s a provincial election coming in Ontario this week, and with the election comes a referendum. I haven’t really paid much attention to the referendum until I heard an attack ad on the radio this week. I’m going to have to paraphrase, but the ad essentially said “You’re going to be asked to choose between […]

Sony: An inside job?

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Is someone trying to kill the Playstation brand from the inside?  I can’t think of any other reason Sony would keep making stupid move after stupid move.  Some political battle inside the company, perhaps.  Why else would they keep doing this to themselves? The latest boneheaded move:  The new PS3 40gb model drops backwards compatibility […]

.NET Framework Source Release

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Some great news: Microsoft is releasing the source for the .NET Framework, similarly to what they did with MFC. It’s a reference license only – basically you’re just allowed to look at the code – but most times when you need to see the framework source it’s because you just want to see how they’re […]

Nokia buys Navteq

Monday, October 1st, 2007

This seems like good news to me.  Mapping data is becoming incredibly important, and Nokia seems neutral enough that they won’t impede the incredible progress so many companies are making doing interesting things with maps.  They’re not an Internet company, and they aren’t a serious GPS company, so there’s no reason for them to play […]