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July 02nd, 2008

Updates all around: Ruby, Django, Diablo

Filed under: Django,Games,Security,Technology — jm @ 11:27

I didn't touch my newsreader in a while and promptly I missed quite a bit of interesting things. Here are the most important:


Large file uploads: Revision 7814 finally lands the patch from ticket 2070 and finally allows Django to handle arbitrarily-sized file-uploads.

Ruby's security vulnerabilities

Man, I'm late to that particular party, but some serious vulnerabilities have been found in the main Ruby interpreter. Unfortunately it seems that the official maintainers messed up as well and only 3rd-party patches are available right now, because there's no known stable release code in the codebase that a quick patch release could be based off.

I think the most important lesson that can be learned from this, as Simon Willison points out, is that you need to keep release tags around in your SCM system, but also that you should never blindly trust any part of a system. At least it makes me wonder what surprises lurk in the Java VM or CPython.

Diablo III

Has been announced. Userfriendly pretty much hits the nail on the head.

July 19th, 2006

more video stuff…

Filed under: Games,General — jm @ 23:03

Real-life space invaders great!

Game trailers

Filed under: Games — jm @ 21:55

Shiny new things:

Now.. if I only had more time :-)

July 13th, 2006

Entertainment CPU

Filed under: Games,Technology — jm @ 18:36

High-level overview of the Cell processor, the CPU(s) that powers Sony's Playstation 3. Nice!

September 10th, 2004

Oh no…

Filed under: Games — jm @ 22:39
now, besides Doom3, Half-life 2 and Evil Genius, Tribes: Vengeance is also coming up. It's not going to be easy to keep working on all the other stuff I have to get done.
Download the demo

Evil Genius

Filed under: Games — jm @ 22:35
Great stuff. If you enjoyed Dungeon Keeper, this one's for you.
Evil Genius Homepage Download the demo