Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we report on Linux Mint’s plans for Ubuntu 14.04. Lots of Bootstrap skins. Go iMessage Yourself, Apple. Java source examples include JSONP, Java 8 Date Formats and Default Methods. 30 Eclipse Keyboard Shortcuts. A look at who’s still using WordStar and a deep dive into TWW (the series.)
Mint Staying with Ubuntu 14.04
It’s been confirmed that the next four releases of Linux Mint will be based on Ubuntu 14.04. We assume this enables Clement Lefebvre and his team to focus on issues that more directly improve the User Experience. Practically all of the 90+ comments agree with the move.
Go iMessage Yourself, Apple
My new phone is a Samsung S5 and I love it, but like many before me I had to go through the pain of extricating myself from Apple’s iMessaging chains. Everything appears to be good for me now, but interestingly three articles on this problem appeared within days of my own travails. The link is to a GigaOm article, with another on ReadWrite titled Apple’s Revenge and a long post from Adam Pash titled iMessage Purgatory.
WordStar 4.0 Makes a Comeback
I loved WordStar 4.0 in the early 90’s as much as the next guy, so it’s great to read about George R.R. Martin using WordStar 4.0 (and DOS) to write his Game of Thrones novels. He has a dedicated computer just for writing and another typical PC for everything else. Apparently his primary reason for using WordStar is that is doesn’t autocorrect or change word capitalizations.
Deep Dive into TWW
If you’ve watched the complete series of The West Wing 5 or 6 times as I have you’ll enjoy this in-depth look back on the making of the show with insights from Aaron Sorkin, Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford and others.
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