Rails 3.0 to become Merb 2.0, and vice versa

(Actually, that could be one equal sign, or maybe three, depending on how this works out). Yesterday, key developers of both Merb and Rails announced that the two popular web frameworks for Ruby will be merging. This decision comes as a shock to must Ruby web developers, given the history and philosophy of the two […]

Google Chrome needs polishing

Matt Cutts of Google posted yesterday about the ten things he doesn’t like about Chrome.  Coming from a Google employee, this seems like brave transparency — but Matt’s list is pretty much a collection of nits.  I use Google Chrome as my default browser, and in general I love it — especially its performance.  But I […]

Befriend a Geek this Christmas


By Miss Cellania Contributing Writer, [GAS] This is obviously a case of preaching to the choir, but you might want to send this to your friends people you know family members. You can help! Check out Befriend A Geek. This Christmas over 1 million geeks around the globe will sit lonely in their bedrooms, misunderstood […]

Google Native Client: web deluxe, or ActiveX redux?

Throughout the brief history of the web, we’ve seen various attempts to make the browsing experience more interactive:  Java applets, JavaScript (and AJAX techniques), ActiveX, Flash, and Silverlight to name a few.  All of the above except for ActiveX achieve a certain level of security from malicious code through the use of runtime-interpreted languages.  The interpreter […]